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A Touch of Morgan In the Best of Them
article from a 1942 Morgan Horse magazine
 


There's "Grey Crusader", foaled 1937, which in the Coronado National
Horseshow, California, July 1941, (with the largest entry list in 14 annual
shows) in a class of 20 entries in the Western trail Horse Class, took
second award as a four year old, 16.1 hands, (63 1/2 at the hips) weight
1215 pounds, girth 76 inches and bone 8 inches. His dam was a grey half
Morgan, half Arab, and his sire a Thoroughbred Remount Stallion.

There is "Tough Guy", a typical Western cow horse. He was ridden 1408 miles
in 23 days and traveled 85 miles on the 23rd day. He was ridden by King
Kerley of Quanah, Texas, who won second place in the Pony Express Race,
March, 1939, from Nocono, Texas, to Treasure Island in San Francico Bay.
His sire was a registered Morgan horse, owned by Robert Anglin of Stanton,
Texas, and his dam was an unbroken Mustang in New Mexico.

"Jonquil" was one of the great show mares some fifteen years ago, winning
the thousand dollar stake at Louisville, Kentucky, in September, 1927, and
many other prizes, and her owner, Mr. R.M. McReady, of Pittsburgh, Pa., has
stated that her dam was by "Ike", whose dam was of three-quarters Green
Mountain Morgan. It is reported that the blood of "Jonquil" is carrying on
in one large breeding establishment in Texas. The dam of Jonquil was "Mary
Mac", a mare owned by Mrs. W.H. Field of Mendon, Vermont, for several years.


contributed by Joanne Curtis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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