BuckSnort's Silver Eagle, 2002 Black Stallion
Eagle is sired by Bessia’s Black Eagle [see
his section] and is out of Coalie A
Streak FD, a black 1988 mare sired by Sharthunder [see him in Bessia’s Black Eagle’s
dam of Coalie A Streak FD is
Westcrest Bunny, 1963 ch. mare. The Westcrest prefix was used by R. G.
Morgareidge of Casper Wyoming
who bred many good Morgans in the 1960’s. At this point in time, there
information on him but from the large number of horses he bred each
that decade, it can be guessed that his horses were all turned out on
and were raised as ranch horses. The sire of Bunny was Westcrest Silver
1960), bred by Ramul Dvarishkis, a long time ranch breeder of some very
Morgans. Silver had 112 registered get, many for Westcrest, many for
owners, and some from visiting mares. Both of Silver’s parents came
from the L.
U. Sheep Co. ranch of Wyoming
they bring that excellent heritage of Brunk and Elmer Brown. Silver’s
Jubilee’s Quicksilver, sired by Flying Jubilee who made his fame as Ern
Pedler’s horse. Ern was a master storyteller and wrote of his
hunting mustangs in the rough Utah
desert mountains. A cover of The Morgan Horse magazine in the 1950’s or
showed Ern & Flying Jubilee jumping a very large downed tree in the
mountains at 7000’ elevation. Flying Jubilee also sired many good using
in Utah and for the LU
Sheep Co. He
was sired by Flyhawk and out of Juvina, a daughter of Jubilee King.
dam was by Knox Morgan and out of Mrs. Lewis, a daughter of Charles
great stallion with the wonderful pedigree. Charles Reade was sired by
brother to Daniel Lambert and was out of a daughter of Daniel Lambert.
Reade gave the Brunk horses trotting speed and toughness. The dam of
out of a daughter of Sentiment, who was by Major Reade (Charles Reade x
de Jarnette daughter) and out of Senata (old Vermont
blood), that great foundation dam of the Brunk horses. Thus Juvina
Flying Jubilee a true heritage of Morgan type, toughness, sense and
Quicksilver was out of Ailsa, by Senator Graham who was by the good
Senator Knox (Knox Morgan x Senata) and out of Fanita. Fanita was by
Government bred Tiffany (Mansfield
x Klyona) and out of Benita (Knox Morgan x Ben’s Daisy). Ailsa was out
who was by Linspar (Linsley x Sparbelle—Elmer Brown’s breeding) and out
Flyhawk daughter. Sox was typical of the early L U Sheep Co
their mares to Linspar, then bred those daughters to Flyhawk. A photo
ranch shows the two stallions, Flyhawk and Linspar wintering together
dam of Westcrest Silver was
Mountain Queen, another LU Sheep mare. She was by Plains King, bred in Kansas
and from Elmer Brown breeding, whose sire was the large, solid, tough
Romanesque, bred by Richard Sellman of Texas.
Romanesque was by Red Oak and out of a Headlight Morgan daughter with
Admiral (by Jubilee de Jarnette) as sire of the second dam. Plains King
of Ella Linsley, daughter of Linsley and Lemax (Old Midwest Family
cross to Headlight Morgan).
Silver carries an intense
heritage of Brunk breeding along with that of Elmer Brown. All were
to be true working Morgans.
dam of Westcrest Bunny was
Scarlett Mite, 1957 mare bred by Ramul Dvarishkis. Her sire was
Quicksilver, making her a half sibling to Westcrest Silver so that
Bunny was the result of breeding half siblings. Scarlett Mite’s dam was
Copperflame Girl. Copperflame Girl was also bred by Dvarishkis and she
Prince Dandy and out of Mountain Queen. Prince Dandy was bred by Eddie
Dvarishkis, and owned by Ramul Dvarishkis. His sire was King De
behind some of the LU Sheep Co. horses). His dam was Box K Scarlett, a
mare bred by Antlers Ranch of Wyoming. Her sire was Plains King and her
Syble, an unregistered mare by Night Tide and the second dam was Jane,
unregistered, but sired by Flyhawk. This was all the same horses that
Co. used. One can assume that the Antlers Ranch and LU Sheep Co. were
as other Antler Ranch horses were also from the LU Ranch breeding. This
line comes from ranches that mostly ignored the mares; they were left
for themselves on the range so only the tough ones survived.
dam of Copperflame Girl was Mountain Queen, an LU Sheep Co. mare sired
Plains King and out of Spruce, by Flyhawk, out of Sox who was by
out of a Flyhawk daughter. The same horses keep appearing in the
Scarlett Mite. And they are the same horses behind Westcrest Silver, so
Westcrest Bunny was very much the product of close breeding and
by ranchers who wanted the best of using horses and who had the mares
stock living under natural conditions.
is interesting to look at the
pedigree of Bucksnort’s Silver Eagle (sire of Bucksnort’s Silver Smoke)
whole. There is much of the old Brunk breeding throughout, with many of
horses repeated over and over. There is close breeding in each
giving genetic strength. Both of Silver Eagle’s parents were by
who is a blend of ranch breeding with plenty of Brunk combined with the
family found behind Triple S Ebonella. Of course, the Old Midwest
also behind Flyhawk, from his sire Go Hawk. Behind Tetonia Rosa JJ,
the very stylish and Baroque breeding of the Sereno horses. Thus, the
is one of solid working Morgans.
Smoke--Truwest Smokey Montina
Truwest is the prefix of the
Blankenship family of eastern Montana.
They have been ranchers in this beautiful but rugged country for
They are breeding for working ranch horses, carrying on the tradition
ranching Morgan breeders started early in the previous century. Mares
stock run the range, having space to grow and develop. Only the best
chosen to breed on.
sire of Smokey Montina is
Truwest Pure Prairie Smoke, sired by H-Saracen and out of PureD Powder.
H-Saracen (spoken as H Bar Saracen) was a 1974 smoky black stallion
George Cross & Son of Wyoming, a long time ranching and Morgan
family. Their first horses had no prefix but later they used the H- (H
prefix. Saracen was a big, ruggedly handsome horse with sweet
nickname was Scary—because of his sweet temperament & easy ways.
His life was
not always the easiest but at the end he had a wonderful life, loved
carefully cared for, with Nancy Nard, Ragtime Morgans of north Arizona.
He sired foals in his image. He brings the heritage of the Cross
using horses with good minds. These horses seemed to be of two looks
very typey in the old baroque Morgan style and others lacking type but
having correct using conformation. Saracen was of the former and passed
sire of Saracen was the infamous Chingadero, registered as a white
actually a perlino. He sired 137 registered get, of which Saracen was
one. Chingadero, whose name in Spanish is a slang word which is not
complementary (one has to wonder if the Crosses knew this or, since
not in an area with any Hispanic heritage, did they just like the word
know its meaning), was another big, upstanding handsome Morgan and is a
source of colorfuls in the breed today. He died from a broken leg which
happened when he fell on the ice of the frozen Du Noir River one
stallion Warhawk (Flyhawk x Sentola) is a major force in his pedigree.
Chingadero’s sire, Ketchum is a double grandson of Warhawk and
is also by Warhawk. Warhawk was a big, black, upheaded stallion who
good ones for the Cross Ranch and later in the Midwest.
He was known not only for his handsome Morgan style but for his
curious, sensible temperament. He would get himself out of his pasture
corral on a regular basis and go visit the neighborhood.
is worth taking a closer look at
the mares behind Chingadero. The sire of Ketchum was Joe Lewis (He had
one foal before being gelded. By such twists of fate does the Morgan
some of its most influential lines.) out of Homely Girl, an
In the registry volume she was listed as dark brown, but it is now
she was a dark buckskin, foaled in June of 1941 and bred by George A
sire was the Brunk stallion Glider, sired by Jubilee King and out of
Go Hawk and out of the great producing mare Liza Jane. Homely Girl had
one registered foal and that story is lost to time. Her dam was Strip,
bred by George Cross, whose sire was Imperial, a seal brown, foaled
in Amboy Ill, got by Admiral George Dewey (also bred in Amboy Ill. and
The Admiral—sired by Jubilee de Jarnette & out of Morrill Queen—who
went to Richard Sellman to form an important part of his breeding
dam Duchess by Meteor Jr. 4458. Imperial was sold to the Indian Agency
of Fort Washakie Wyo.
The third dam of
Joe Lewis was Red Cross Nurse, foaled 1925, bred by George Cross and
Taters, said to be part Morgan. She might have been a red dun,
sorrel. It can be seen that George Cross very early on decided to breed
and sought out stallions of that breed to take his mares to, later on
purchasing his own stallions by first getting Glider from J C Brunk and
dam of Ketchum was Du Noir
Strip. She was foaled in 1946, bred by George Cross and Son. Her sire
Glider. Her dam was the unregistered Strip, foaled 1939, bred by George
and sired by Imperial. Strip’s dam was Red Cross Nurse by Taters.
dam was Haager, sired by Warhawk and out of Yellow Girl. Yellow Girl
lovely true Morgan mare of depth and substance. She had 17 registered
first for the Cross Ranch and later for owners in the Midwest.
She has left a lasting heritage of beauty and gold color. Her sire was
and her dam was Buck, a buckskin foaled in 1930, bred by Cross and
Imperial. Buck’s dam was Nellie, sired by Taters, and out of Topsy
dam of H-Saracen was Teal Eye,
another Cross Ranch mare with 15 registered produce. Her sire was
her dam, Secora, was by Glider and out of Dora by Imperial. Dora was an
unregistered mare foaled in 1929, bred by George Cross. Her dam was
bred by George Cross sired by a trotting bred sire owned by John Helm.
be seen that the Cross Ranch had a long legacy of breeding working
using the very best Morgan stallions that they could find. The level of
breeding was high and it worked very well. Abe Cross was the son and in
1950’s he would write for the Morgan Horse Magazine
telling of their ranch Morgans. They not only
used their horses for ranch work (one famous photo shows Warhawk with a
calf and no one was on the horse—he knew his job) but for pack trips
rough and high Wind River Range of mountains.
dam of Truwest Pure Prairie
Smoke was Pure D Powder bred by Roberta Blankenship. This 1988 mare has
pedigree that is ¾ Western Working Family and the topline
¼ is Old Vermont with
a touch of Government. Her sire is Triton Dallas sired by Lippitt
Lippitt Pecos was a small, very typey, deep bodied, and handsome sire
good Morgans for Robert Morgan’s Triton prefix. He was shown English
and did well in that endeavor. Much later, it became apparent that any
grandget who went into the western working aspects, such as reining or
work, did very well with those. His sire was the great Pecos, that
typey and correct stallion who also had the strong mind of the Bulrush
which he received from his sire Cornwallis, another strong minded horse
lived up to that Bulrush heritage. Both Cornwallis and Pecos
were upheaded in the classic Morgan mode but both had somewhat long
Lippitt Pecos did not get that last trait. Cornwallis was all old Vermont
lines and is considered to be a Lippitt by The Lippitt Club. The dam of
was Hepatica by Monterey (Mansfield
x Scotanna) and out of Isis by Claremont
(Lambertus by Daniel Lambert). The dam of Isis
Ethan Allan 1550. This brings some different old blood forward. Pecos
remains even today the ideal Morgan for many. Lippitt
Tilly was bred by Robert L Knight on his
Lippitt Farm and is inbred to Ashbrook, Knight’s founding sire. She is
dam of one of the horses who played Figure in the Disney movie.
Dallas was out of SR’s
Dutchess sired by Dickie’s Pride and out of Princess Sonfield. The
Dickie’s Pride was versatile, handsome and was sired by Flying Jubilee,
elsewhere in the pedigree of Silver Smoke. Dickie’s Pride’s dam was
Sheep Co mare, Dawn Mist, sired by the Government bred Fillmore (Mansfield
x Narissa) and out of Quita by Highview King. Quita’s dam, Luxury, was
Tide (Tiffany x Glenalla) and out of a Linsley and Flyhawk
SR prefix was that of Steve Reeves (famous for playing Hercules in the
His breeding program had some good Old California mares and he bred
solid horses in the working ranch mode. The dam of Dutchess was
Sonfield, sired by Sonfield and out of a Hearst Ranch Morab (sired by
out of a Querido x Sellman mare who was a full sister to Tehachapi
dam of Pure D Powder was Flee
Powder who was sired by Fleefield, a Jackson Ranch of Wyoming
horse. He was by Fleetfield, the Government bred stallion who went west
dispersal of the Gov’t program (his full brother was Trophy who stayed
east to become a showring park horse, & to sire more of the same
known for their natural park action and toughness). Fleefield was out
Jackson Ranch mare Felicity, who had 19 produce. She was by the nearly
Ken Carmen, the Brunk bred son of Jubilee King. Felicity was out of
was by Delbert, bred by the Miles City Remount. He was by Revere
and out of a Sellman mare. Eleeta was out of Etta by the intense Daniel
stallion Chief Bugler, and out of a Montana
bred mare who had some good Daniel Lambert blood behind her, including
crosses to Charles Reade through her dam.
dam of Flee Powderwing was
Lovely Paintbrush (no doubt named for the wild flower) who was by
out of Twin Creek Beauty. Twin Creek Beauty had 15 produce (those old
mares were tough!) and was another LU Sheep Co mare being by Townshend
and out of Sumac. Townshend Gaymeade was bred in the east but early on
west. He is somewhat controversial being known for a bad temperament
close reading of his life would indicate that his temperament was human
with some less then savvy handling all along. His sire Meade was known
difficult horse however. Meade was Government farm bred, sired by
out of Glady, a mare with some good old Vermont
blood and true Morgan type. Gaymeade’s dam was by Gay Mac, another
horse who later went to California
to sire some good WWF members there. The second dam was Ulyselba of
mostly old Vermont
blood. The dam of Twin Creek Beauty was Sumac, by Fillmore and out of
Linspar (Linsley x Sparbelle) and out of Larkspur by Flyhawk.
dam of Truwest Smokey Montina
is Liz’s Little Tina by Liz’s Blackjack and out of Bessia’s Dominique.
Liz’s prefix is used by the McFall family of Montana.
Blackjack’s sire is Mortana Cyclone. Mortana is the prefix used by the
generations of the Jackson Ranch. Cyclone’s sire is Senatefield by
x Norma). Senatefield is out of Parka, LU Sheep Co. mare, by Senator
out of Lupine (Plains King x Mallow—Linspar by Larkspur by Flyhawk).
Kate is the dam of Cyclone and she is by Red Flash and out of Katelina
Bugler. Red Flash is old California
breeding based purely on Richard Sellman’s work. Red Flash carried a
line to Bulrush, son of Figure.
dam of Blackjack was Croixcrest
Fox Trot who brings in some different old working blood. Her sire is
Consuelo, handsome and typey stallion who was so popular in the upper Midwest,
doing well in the showring and breeding shed both as well as being
friend. His sire was Funquest Falcon, sire of ever so many for Stuart
Funquest program of Kansas.
Falcon was by The Brown Falcon, sired by Flyhawk and out of Allan’s
(Tehachapi Allan x Maggy Linsley—by Linsley). The Brown Falcon had 137
mostly for Funquest. He was a short, solid horse, allowed to run fat in
years which made him look stumpy in some photos. But in his prime he
handsome. Funquest Falcon was out of Dot S Bell Ann, another Kansas
mare coming from an early ranch program there. Her sire was Leon Silver
Loren Bell by Tehachapi Allan. Loren Bell’s dam was Lisabelle, another
Brown mare by Linsley and out of Donbelle. Leon Silver was out of Mary
more of Elmer Brown’s breeding, she being by Linsley and out of Maggy
(Linsley by May Hudson—Dude Hudson x Hazel S, by Headlight Morgan). Dot
Ann was out of Dot S Dolly by Powerful by Chocolate. Both of those
were working ranch horses as well as sires. Chocolate was by Linsley
and out of
Lady Spar (Sparhawk x May Hudson).
The dam of Powerful was Gold Pilot, from yet another Kansas
ranch. Her sire was by Hal Mercury Jr., seen behind some of the Montana
horses elsewhere in Silver Smoke’s pedigree. Her dam brings down the
to Golddust. The dam of Dot S Dolly was Bar S Mary, another of the Kansas
ranch programs, and sired by Tehachapi Allan and out of Mary R M. Thus
Bell Ann had a high degree of close breeding throughout her pedigree.
dam of Funquest Consuelo was
Black Patch, by Flyhawk’s Black Star and out of Lady Patch. Black Star
Flyhawk and out of Allan’s Star (Tehachapi Allan x Jane L, by Linsley). Lady Patch was by Colonel Patch
(Querido--also sire of Tehachapi Allan-- x Hemala by Headlight Morgan).
Patch was out of Jane L. Black Star was another of the Stuart Hazard
Morgans, typey and correct and good using horses. His program was based
mares who came from Kansas
with some mares from the Chilocco School of Oklahoma. His mares lived
range as did their ancestors, cared for but not pampered. Most of his
mares had numerous foals, as did many of their female ancestors. The
Morgans go back to the program of Elmer Brown, one of the finest
breed has had.
dam of Fox Trot was Topango,
sired by Durango by
by Red Clover by King Mick by McAllister by Jubilee King. McAllister
was out of
Mrs. Lewis by Charles Reade, whom J C Brunk used for trotting speed and
Morgan type. King Mick was out of Jeanne who was double Charles Reade
Knox Reade out of Mrs. Lewis. Jeanne was out of a daughter of Sentiment
a grandson of Charles Reade. King Mick was a noted roadster horse, as
expect. Red Clover was out of Dennette by Tiffany and out of Daisette,
Jubilee King. Again one can see the close breeding used by J C Brunk.
of Cinnamon King was Cinnamon Queen who was by Cinnamon Lad by Plains
out of Allana (Allen King, brother to Jubilee King’s sire, x Ruby
Charles Reade). Cinnamon Queen’s dam was Illawana Bess by Ken Carmen,
found behind the Jackson Ranch Morgans. Bess’s dam, Gosette was by Go
out of Daisette. All the mares in the pedigree of Durango
had numerous produce who went on to become important breeding animals.
was indeed a breeder of Morgans who went on to become foundations for
dam of Durango
was Bonnie Flash who brings even more Brunk. She was by Whimpy by
Whimpy was out of Gi-Za-Ne by Go Hawk and out of that great mare Liza
Bonnie Flash was out of Bonnie Jarnette by Glendale
by Pongee Morgan (who later went to Roland Hill and sired some good
there). Pongee Morgan was by Allen King. Penala, the dam of Glendale,
was by Penrod, full brother to Allen King. Both Pongee Morgan and
out of Galva, who goes to the Herod line on top, the same as behind Go
and then has Chetco (Daniel Lambert descent) on the mare line. Bonnie
dam of Bonnie Flash, was by King De Jarnette sired by Jubilee King, and
Deura (Senator Knox x Penala). And yes, one can get dizzy looking at
dam of Topango was Kevin Top by
Major RM (Romanesque x Dorothy DH—Dude Hudson x Linsley dau.). Kevin
out of Queen Topsy by Chief Bugler.
Little Tina (dam of Truwest
Smokey Montina) was out of Bessia’s Dominique who was by Teton Royal
Teton Royal Raven was by Wyoming Flyhawk and out of Tetonia Royalty by
Vermont (Red Vermont x Nona). Red Vermont was an upstanding, handsome,
baroque horse of pure Brunk breeding. Nona was excellent Western
with much of the old Morrill lines. Easter Vermont was handsome,
sweet tempered and an excellent sire. Royalty was out of Tetonia Royal
Hylee’s Heir. A photo of Hylee’s Heir showed him standing freely and
unconcerned with Myrtle Neeley’ husband sitting underneath the horse.
an excellent temperament and stylish old Morgan looks. Hylee’s Heir was
Torchfire by Senator Graham (Senator Knox x Fanita). Torchfire was out
excellent producing mare Jubilee Joy (Flyhawk x Sentola). Hylee’s Heir
of Illawana Marie by Cherokee Gilmore by Highview King by King De
Cherokee Gilmore was out of the LU Sheep mare, Mallow. Illawana Marie
of Illawana Lady by Captain Red by Juban (Jubilee King x Jeanne).
a handsome and well tempered horse who had been taught many tricks, was
Gizea (Go Hawk x Liza Jane). Illawana Lady was out of Illawana Ruby by
(Tiffany x Deura) and out of Nala (Go Hawk x Penala). Notice how the
horses continue to repeat over and over again.
dam of Tetonia Royal Ann was Sandy
Lake sired by Stetson,
also sire of
Domino Joe. Sandy Lake
was out of Miss Lightfoot by Jubilee’s Quicksilver, also seen elsewhere
pedigree of Silver Smoke. Miss Lightfoot was out of Glogold by Prince
(King De Jarnette x Plains King dau.). Glogold was out of Ann Royal by
Raragraph (Jubilee King x Nella—Allen King x Liza Jane). Ann Royal was
Sentola. Yet again, this is another place in Silver Smoke’s pedigree
intense Brunk breeding.
Dominique was out of
Mortana Racquel by Senatefield and out of Mortana Starie by Broadwall
Orcland Dondarling (Ulendon x Anna Darling). Donman was out of that
producing mare Mansphyllis (Mansfield
x Paragraph—Jubilee King x Nella). Starie was out of Julee Star by Red
and out of Juleena (Fleetfield x
pedigree of Bucksnort’s Silver
Smoke is one filled with close breeding throughout done by breeders who
Morgans for tough working conditions. In every part there is excellent
Brunk breeding with the close breeding perfected by that master
breeder, J C
Brunk. There is also a good dose of the breeding done by that other
breeder, Elmer Brown of Kansas,
and a bit further back is the result of the breeding program of the
member of the master breeder triad, Richard Sellman of Texas.
Horses close up in the pedigree have been raised on range conditions
as the best to carry on the legacy of the ancient Morgans of Vermont.