Sire: Sharthunder, 1985 Black
Bessia’s Bells is sired by the black, gaited stallion Sharthunder, a 1985 son of Wyoming Flyhawk. Wyoming Flyhawk, a 1973 son of Domino Joe was out of Lily Black, a 1955 black by Warhawk, son of Flyhawk and Sentola. Domino Joe’s sire was Stetson by Flyhawk. Thus Wyoming Flyhawk was linebred to Flyhawk, who was bred by J. C. Brunk and was by the Old Midwest Family stallion, Go Hawk, and out of a mare who was Daniel Lambert and Knox Morgan. More of the Lambert and Knox comes in with the dam of Stetson, the great producing mare Sentola, who was a full sister to Jubilee King. Yet more of this old Brunk breeding is behind the dam of Domino Joe, Midnight (1944, L U Sheep Co., Wyo.) as she was by Highview King , who was also out of Sentola, and was by King de Jarnette (Jubilee King x Deura). Deura was by Senator Knox for more of Knox Morgan’s blood and out of a daughter of Penrod who was the sire of Jubilee King. The dam of Midnight, Lupine (1940, L U Sheep Co.), was a granddaughter of Flyhawk. She also carried the ancestry of Elmer Brown’s breeding being by Plains King (foaled in 1936, bred by Heibert Bros. of Kansas) and out of a daughter of Linspar. Even though Plains King was registered as being bred by the Heibert Bros., his breeding is from Elmer Brown, who, along with J C Brunk and Richard Sellman, was one of the great master breeders of this breed. Plains King was sired by Romanesque, Sellman bred, and out of a Linsley daughter. Linspar was also by Linsley.
noted previously, the dam of
Wyoming Flyhawk, Lily Black, was by Warhawk. Her dam was by the Jubilee
son Glider. Thus Wyoming Flyhawk has an impressive amount of the old
breeding behind him. Most of the horses behind Wyoming Flyhawk were
bred to be
true using horses, either by J C Brunk or by various western ranchers.
Black and her dam and the second dam were all from George Cross &
In looks, Domino Joe had more of the looks of his bottom mare line which went back to the LU Sheep Co. mares coming from the son of Dan Patch (ATR). Some of his get also had this look while others had the baroque Brunk look of the rest of his pedigree. However, all of this line are known for their wonderfully kind and sensible temperaments. Wyoming Flyhawk also had less of the old baroque Morgan look and has been a popular sports horse sire with many get fitting the image desired in the open sports horse world. Wyoming Flyhawk was mostly of the old Brunk breeding with the same horses being repeated over and over. It is this level of careful close breeding that set the traits for solid using horses.
dam of Sharthunder is also from
ranch breeding. She is Triple S Ebonella a black 1977 mare from the
program in northwest
Correll, foaled in 1965
& bred by Wallace Mills of northwest Nebraska, was a tall, solid
handsome horse, but not as typey as some, and was sired by the great
Correll (1940, Nebraska), an upstanding correct stallion sired by Will
(1935, Iowa) who was pure linebred Old Midwest blood with many crosses
Hawk. This family came from Morgans who went to the Midwest, especially
Lady Rockwood (1951, Wallace Mills) is the dam of Blackwood Correll. She was by Shenandoah Red by Red Correll. Shenandoah Red was out of Shenandoah Queen who was out of Rarette, a daughter of Jubilee King and Nella. Nella was out of the mare Liza Jane, a true Blue Hen mare who produced many excellent breeding horses, both sons and daughters alike. Nella herself was also a Blue Hen mare and was by Allen King, full brother to Penrod, the sire of Jubilee King. Again, this is another example of how J C Brunk danced the intricate dance of closebreeding so very well.
Rockwood was out of May
Rockwood, another Elmer Brown mare, but she was by the Government
stallion Rockwood, whom Brown had later in his career. Rockwood was by
central states have a long
history of breeding good using Morgans. Many Morgans were bred in
The sire of Bessia’s Jubalea was Teton Royal Raven who was by Wyoming Flyhawk and out of Tetonia Royalty by Easter Vermont (Red Vermont x Nona). Red Vermont was an upstanding, handsome, correct baroque horse of pure Brunk breeding. Nona was excellent Western Working Family with much of the old Morrill lines. Easter Vermont was handsome, correct, and sweet tempered and an excellent sire. Royalty was out of Tetonia Royal Ann by Hylee’s Heir. A photo of Hylee’s Heir showed him standing freely and unconcerned with Myrtle Neeley’ husband sitting underneath the horse. Heir had an excellent temperament and stylish old Morgan looks. Hylee’s Heir was by Torchfire by Senator Graham (Senator Knox x Fanita). Torchfire was out of that excellent producing mare Jubilee Joy (Flyhawk x Sentola). Hylee’s Heir was out of Illawana Marie by Cherokee Gilmore by Highview King by King De Jarnette. Cherokee Gilmore was out of the LU Sheep mare, Mallow. Illawana Marie was out of Illawana Lady by Captain Red by Juban (Jubilee King x Jeanne). Captain Red, a handsome and well tempered horse who had been taught many tricks, was out of Gizea (Go Hawk x Liza Jane). Illawana Lady was out of Illawana Ruby by Hiro (Tiffany x Deura) and out of Nala (Go Hawk x Penala). Notice how the same horses continue to repeat over and over again.
dam of Tetonia Royal Ann was
The dam of
Bessia’s Jubalea was Tetonia Rosa JJ (1972, Myrtle Neeley) sired by
Jazz (1967). Jubilee Jazz was bred by Joanne Curtis, and was a typical
of her program—baroque, upstanding, correct, handsome, good tempered
beautiful. His sire was the same sort—solid, correct, typey and
Jubilo (1960) was by Eco Lujo by Jordon (1945, Robert Tynan, Jr. of
The dam of Jubilee Jazz was the lovely mare Bonnie Heather (1958) also by Red Vermont, making Jubilee Jazz a result of inbreeding in the classic manner—the child of a good stallion bred to the grandchild of that same good stallion. The dam of Bonnie Heather was Heather Angel Field, a Roland Hill mare by Sonfield and out of a mare by Querido and out of a Sellman mare.
dam of Tetonia Rosa JJ (bred by
Myrtle Neeley of Idaho, foaled 1972) was Shawna Dawn (Neeley, 1961) by
(Neeley 1947) by Red Vermont, thus bringing in more of that grand
Sireson was out of Birdie Kellogg CK (foaled 1943 in
Dawn was out of Princess Jet
(1948, Jackson Ranch, MT) by Black Magic (1943
Bessia’s Bells is the result of generation after generation of knowledgeable breeders who were breeding for true working Morgans. Her heritage is mostly that of the three greatest breeders of this breed: J C Brunk, Richard Sellman and Elmer Brown. There is also a good dose of that valuable Old Midwest Family, also bred to be correct Morgan working horses. There is excellent Foundation breeding here, and in each generation there is careful close breeding done by knowledgeable horsemen who were excellent breeders.
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