by Dorothea Hildreth of Dell,
Mt, Black Eagle is sired by the black, gaited stallion Sharthunder, a
of Wyoming Flyhawk. Wyoming Flyhawk, a 1973 son of Domino Joe was out
Black, a 1955 black by Warhawk, son of Flyhawk and Sentola. Domino
was Stetson by Flyhawk. Thus Wyoming Flyhawk was linebred to Flyhawk,
bred by J. C. Brunk and was by the Old Midwest Family stallion, Go
out of a mare who was Daniel Lambert and Knox Morgan. More of the
Knox comes in with the dam of Stetson, the great producing mare
was a full sister to Jubilee King. Yet more of this old Brunk breeding
behind the dam of Domino Joe, Midnight (1944, L U Sheep Co., Wyo.) as
by Highview King , who was also out of Sentola, and was by King de
(Jubilee King x Deura). Deura was by Senator Knox for more of Knox
blood and out of a daughter of Penrod who was the sire of Jubilee King.
of , Lupine (1940, L
Co.), was a granddaughter of Flyhawk. She also carried the ancestry of
Brown’s breeding being by Plains King (foaled in 1936, bred by Heibert
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
Brown, who, along with J C Brunk and Richard Sellman, was one of the
master breeders of this breed. Plains King was sired by Romanesque,
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 &
Son of Wyoming
who were breeding for working cattle ranch horses.
and her dam were from the L U Sheep Co. of Wyoming, who was breeding
working horses also.
looks, Domino Joe had more of
the looks of his bottom mare line which went back to the LU Sheep Co.
coming from the son of Dan Patch (ATR). Some of his get also had this
while others had the baroque Brunk look of the rest of his pedigree.
all of this line are known for their wonderfully kind and sensible
temperaments. Wyoming Flyhawk also had less of the old baroque Morgan
has been a popular sports horse sire with many get fitting the image
the open sports horse world. Wyoming Flyhawk was mostly of the old
breeding with the same horses being repeated over and over. It is this
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 Nebraska.
Her sire was the grand Blackwood Correll and her maternal grandsire was
Blackwood Correll, making her inbred to him. Her dam was Triple S Red
by Blackwood Correll, and out of Lita, a 1950 mare from the Jackson
Ranch of Montana.
Lita was by the Brunk horse Ken Carmen who was sired by Jubilee King
and out of
a mare sired by a full brother to Jubilee King’s sire. This is once
example of J C Brunk’s careful closebreeding and another example of how
worked. Ken Carmen was close to 16 hands, baroque and correct, siring
excellent Morgans. The dam of Lita was the 1940 mare, Cressy, another Jackson
ranch mare. Her sire was Found-At-Last (1920, bred in Minnesota),
by Glen de Jarnette (1918, Minnesota),
by De Jarnette Jr., by Jupiter by Jubilee de Jarnette. The dam of Glen
Jarnette was inbred to Jubilee de Jarnette and also had Chetco as an
Chetco, a good stallion and sire, was by Benjamin Franklin by Daniel
who is also behind Jubilee de Jarnette and is found numerous times
the Brunk horses. The dam of Found-At-Last was by Sangamo (1909),
bred. His sire was a son of Charles Reade, that rugged, good sized sire
Brunk used for trotting speed as well as correct Morgan attributes.
Reade was by Woodward’s Ethan Allen 1573 (full brother to Daniel
out of Princess Dagmar by Daniel Lambert. Senata
was the dam of Sangamo and she is also
the dam of many of Brunk’s foundation mares. The dam of Cressy was
(1913, C. X. Larrabee, MT), that lovely and baroque stallion who had
crosses to Daniel Lambert. His pedigree is interesting for its level of
breeding. His parents were both by Jubilee de Jarnette. Both his
out of mares sired by Lambert Boy. Both granddams had dams who were
blood, plus the bottom mare line also had yet another cross back to
Lambert. Thus Cressy with her multitude of Daniel Lambert crosses was a
match to Ken Carmen.
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 Iowa, very
Morgan history where they founded a family of large, often black, and
tough working horses. Will Rogers
is inbred to the wonderfully baroque, handsome, correct Winterset as
is a double grandson of Winterset and Will Roger’s dam is a daughter
The dam of Red Correll was Kate Smith (1936), another bred by Elmer
Brown of Kansas
and in his typical fashion, being by Romanesque and out of a Linsley
Kate Smith’s second dam is Lemax, who has more of the Old Midwest
well as some Brunk and a cross to Headlight Morgan. Romanesque is out
Headlight Morgan daughter who also brings in more Daniel Lambert
Admiral, a son of Jubilee de Jarnette.
Rockwood (1951, Wallace Mills)
is the dam of Blackwood Correll. She was by Shenandoah Red by Red
Shenandoah Red was out of Shenandoah Queen who was out of Rarette, a
of Jubilee King and Nella. Nella was out of the mare Liza Jane, a true
mare who produced many excellent breeding horses, both sons and
alike. Nella herself was also a Blue Hen mare and was by Allen King,
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.
Queen (1939, Illinois)
was sired by King Shenandoah, he by the Government Farm bred Shenandoah
x Ruby—old Vermont line
King Shenandoah (1934, Illinois)
was by Violet King (1917, Iowa), another of the Old Midwest Family
mares with similar
blood as behind Will Rogers.
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 Bennington
and out of another of the Old Vermont line mares that gave the
the quality, type and true Morgan attributes that came from that farm.
Rockwood was out of May Hudson,
Dude Hudson, another correct and typey member of the Old Midwest
Family. May Hudson’s
dam was Hazel S, a Headlight Morgan daughter.
central states have a long
history of breeding good using Morgans. Many Morgans were bred in Kansas
and Nebraska starting in
1800’s, later in the early 1900’s, that breeding also spread into the Dakotas.
By the 1940’s, Morgans were well established in northwest Nebraska
and over into central South Dakota.
In the Dakotas, much of the breeding was done
Indian Reservation Schools. Horses in these states were not coddled
and showring high steppers but using, working horses selected for
ability to survive on the open range, sound temperament and sound
surely was the heritage of Triple S Ebonella.
Bessia’s Jubarose, dam of Bessia’s Black Eagle
black 1985 mare was sired by
Domino Joe, discussed above.
Her dam was
Tetonia Rosa JJ (1972, Myrtle Neeley) sired by
Jubilee Jazz (1967). Jubilee Jazz was bred by Joanne Curtis, and was a
product of her program—baroque, upstanding, correct, handsome, good
and beautiful. His sire was the same sort—solid, correct, typey and
Eco Jubilo (1960) was by Eco Lujo by Jordon (1945, Robert Tynan, Jr. of
by Agazizz. Agazizz was pure old Brunk being by Juzan by Jubilee King.
was out of Gizea by Go Hawk and out of Liza Jane. Jordan was out of
Bertha C A
(1939, Elmer Brown) by Tehachapi Allen (1934, Roland Hill, CA. and no
named for the Tehachapi Mtns. of Calif. which mark the southern end of
great Central Valley) and out of Flying Cloud, another Elmer Brown mare
although bred by one of the Hiebert Bros., by Romanesque and out of a
daughter, this one being out of the great mare Donbelle, who was pure
Vermont and a founding mare for Elmer Brown. Tehachapi Allen was bred
went to Kansas as a
then on to Colorado,
good get. His sire was Querido and his dam was Tab, a Sellman mare with
linebred to the Morrill family of Bulrush descent. Eco Lujo was out of
Starlight Lu by Sparbeau who was by Linsley and out of the Donbelle
Sparbelle. Starlight Lu was out of the Roland Hill mare Lula Lee by
out of Red Oak Lu, a Sellman mare. Thus Eco Lujo brought together a
Brunk sire line, a good Sellman tail mare line with Elmer Brown in the
making for a strong breeding heritage of good using horses.
(1945) was the mare bred to Eco Lujo to get Eco Jubilo. She was by the
good Red Vermont, solid Brunk breeding and a very handsome, upstanding,
sire of many very good Morgans. Red Vermont was by Jubilee King and out
Daisy Knox by the lovely and correct Knox Morgan. The dam of Belle was
an L U
Sheep Co. mare, Dawnglo by Night Tide by Tiffany. Night Tide was bred
but was by the Government stallion Tiffany (by Mansfield).
The dam of Night Tide, who gave him his quality, was Glenalla, by Allen
and out of Ruby Reade by Charles Reade. Dawnglo was out of a Linspar
Linspar was by Linsley and out of Sparbelle.
dam of Jubilee Jazz was the
lovely mare Bonnie Heather (1958) also by Red Vermont, making Jubilee
result of inbreeding in the classic manner—the child of a good stallion
the grandchild of that same good stallion. The dam of Bonnie Heather
Heather Angel Field, a Roland Hill mare by Sonfield and out of a mare
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 Nebraska)
who was pure Sellman breeding. She was the result of breeding Captain
(1928 Nebraska) to his
Gwenallan. Both of Captain Kellogg’s granddams were by Headlight
sire was by Red Oak and his dam was a Red Oak granddaughter. Red Oak,
1906, was bred by the Government Farm, but it was the older breeding
and from a mare line of some different old Vermont
blood. Red Oak was a solid, typey and handsome horse who matched very
Sellman’s mares who were daughters of Headlight Morgan for the most
dam of Gwenallan brings in two more crosses to Headlight Morgan and her
mare line is a mare of the Morrill family.
Dawn was out of Princess Jet
(1948, Jackson Ranch, MT) by Black Magic (1943 Jackson
Ranch) and out of Princess F (1941 Jackson
Ranch) by Found-At-Last, discussed earlier. Black Magic’s sire was by
Bugler and was out of a daughter of Chief Bugler. The dam of Black
out of a mare with multiple crosses back to Daniel Lambert although her
was Hal Mercury Jr. who, in all likelihood, had little Morgan blood.
Black Eagle is the result
of generation after generation of knowledgeable breeders who were
true working Morgans. His heritage is mostly that of the three greatest
breeders of this breed: J C Brunk, Richard Sellman and Elmer Brown.
also a good dose of that valuable Old Midwest Family, also bred to be
Morgan working horses. There is excellent Foundation breeding here, and
generation there is careful close breeding done by knowledgeable
were excellent breeders.