Coalie A Streak FD, Black 1988 Mare


            Coalie A Streak FD 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.

As noted previously, the dam of Wyoming Flyhawk, Lily Black, was by Warhawk. Her dam was by the Jubilee King son Glider. Thus Wyoming Flyhawk has an impressive amount of the old Brunk 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. Lily Black and her dam and the second dam were all from George Cross & Son of Wyoming who were breeding for working cattle ranch horses. Midnight and her dam were from the L U Sheep Co. of Wyoming, who was breeding for working horses also.

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.

The dam of Sharthunder is also from ranch breeding. She is Triple S Ebonella a black 1977 mare from the Triple S program in northwest Nebraska. Her sire was the grand Blackwood Correll and her maternal grandsire was also Blackwood Correll, making her inbred to him. Her dam was Triple S Red Carmen, 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 again an example of J C Brunk’s careful closebreeding and another example of how well it worked. Ken Carmen was close to 16 hands, baroque and correct, siring many 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 De Jarnette was inbred to Jubilee de Jarnette and also had Chetco as an ancestor. Chetco, a good stallion and sire, was by Benjamin Franklin by Daniel Lambert, who is also behind Jubilee de Jarnette and is found numerous times behind all the Brunk horses. The dam of Found-At-Last was by Sangamo (1909), another Brunk bred. His sire was a son of Charles Reade, that rugged, good sized sire whom Brunk used for trotting speed as well as correct Morgan attributes. Charles Reade was by Woodward’s Ethan Allen 1573 (full brother to Daniel Lambert), and 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 Chief Bugler (1913, C. X. Larrabee, MT), that lovely and baroque stallion who had multiple crosses to Daniel Lambert. His pedigree is interesting for its level of close breeding. His parents were both by Jubilee de Jarnette. Both his parents were out of mares sired by Lambert Boy. Both granddams had dams who were Black Hawk blood, plus the bottom mare line also had yet another cross back to Daniel Lambert. Thus Cressy with her multitude of Daniel Lambert crosses was a perfect match to Ken Carmen.

Blackwood Correll, foaled in 1965 & bred by Wallace Mills of northwest Nebraska, was a tall, solid and handsome horse, but not as typey as some, and was sired by the great Red Correll (1940, Nebraska), an upstanding correct stallion sired by Will Rogers (1935, Iowa) who was pure linebred Old Midwest blood with many crosses to Black Hawk. This family came from Morgans who went to the Midwest, especially Iowa, very early in Morgan history where they founded a family of large, often black, and very tough working horses. Will Rogers is inbred to the wonderfully baroque, handsome, correct Winterset as his sire is a double grandson of Winterset and Will Roger’s dam is a daughter thereof. 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 daughter. Kate Smith’s second dam is Lemax, who has more of the Old Midwest family as well as some Brunk and a cross to Headlight Morgan. Romanesque is out of a Headlight Morgan daughter who also brings in more Daniel Lambert through The Admiral, a son of Jubilee de Jarnette.

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.

Shenandoah Queen (1939, Illinois) was sired by King Shenandoah, he by the Government Farm bred Shenandoah (Bennington x Ruby—old Vermont line mare). King Shenandoah (1934, Illinois) was by Violet King (1917, Iowa), another of the Old Midwest Family mares with similar blood as behind Will Rogers.

Lady Rockwood was out of May Rockwood, another Elmer Brown mare, but she was by the Government Remount 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 Government Farm the quality, type and true Morgan attributes that came from that farm. May Rockwood was out of May Hudson, by Dude Hudson, another correct and typey member of the Old Midwest Family. May Hudson’s dam was Hazel S, a Headlight Morgan daughter.

The central states have a long history of breeding good using Morgans. Many Morgans were bred in Kansas and Nebraska starting in the late 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 at the Indian Reservation Schools. Horses in these states were not coddled barn babies and showring high steppers but using, working horses selected for toughness, ability to survive on the open range, sound temperament and sound minds. This surely was the heritage of Triple S Ebonella.


Dam—Westcrest Bunny


The dam of Coalie A Streak FD is Westcrest Bunny, 1963 ch. mare. The Westcrest prefix was used by R. G. Morgareidge of Casper Wyoming; he bred many good Morgans in the 1960’s. At this point in time, there is no information on him but from the large number of horses he bred each year of that decade, it can be guessed that his horses were all turned out on the range and were raised as ranch horses. The sire of Bunny was Westcrest Silver (born 1960), bred by Ramul Dvarishkis, a long time ranch breeder of some very good Morgans. Silver had 112 registered get, many for Westcrest, many for his other owners, and many from visiting mares. Both of Silver’s parents came from the L. U. Sheep Co. ranch of Wyoming and they bring that excellent heritage of Brunk and Elmer Brown. Silver’s sire was 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 adventures hunting mustangs in the rough Utah desert mountains. A cover of The Morgan Horse magazine in the 1950’s or 1960’s showed Ern & Flying Jubilee jumping a very large downed tree in the mountains at 7000’ elevation. Flying Jubilee also sired many good using horses in Utah and for the LU Sheep Co. He was sired by Flyhawk and out of Juvina, a daughter of Jubilee King. Juvina’s dam was by Knox Morgan and out of Mrs. Lewis, a daughter of Charles Reade, that great stallion with the wonderful pedigree. Charles Reade was sired by a full brother to Daniel Lambert and was out of a daughter of Daniel Lambert. Charles Reade gave the Brunk horses trotting speed and toughness. The dam of Juvina was out of a daughter of  Sentiment, who was by Major Reade (Charles Reade x Jubilee de Jarnette daughter) and out of Senata, that great foundation dam of the Brunk horses. Thus Juvina brought to Flying Jubilee a true heritage of Morgan type, toughness, sense and baroque style.

            Jubilee’s Quicksilver was out of Ailsa, by Senator Graham. He was by the good Brunk bred Senator Knox (Knox Morgan x Senata) and out of Fanita. Fanita was by the Government bred Tiffany (Mansfield x Klyona) and out of Benita (Knox Morgan x Ben’s Daisy). Ailsa was out of Sox, who was by Linspar (Linsley x Sparbelle—Elmer Brown’s breeding) and out of a Flyhawk daughter. Sox was typical of the early L U Sheep Co breeding—they bred their mares to Linspar, then bred those daughters to Flyhawk. A photo from the ranch shows the two stallions, Flyhawk and Linspar wintering together in the same corral.

The dam of Westcrest Silver was Mountain Queen, another LU Sheep mare. She was by Plains King, bred in Kansas and from Elmer Brown breeding. His 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 The Admiral (by Jubilee de Jarnette) as sire of the second dam. Plains King was out of Ella Linsley, daughter of Linsley and Lemax (Old Midwest Family & a cross to Headlight Morgan). Spruce, the dam of Sox was by Flyhawk.

Westcrest Silver carries an intense heritage of Brunk breeding along with that of Elmer Brown. All were being bred to be true working Morgans.

The dam of Westcrest Bunny was Scarlett Mite, 1957 mare bred by Ramul Dvarishkis. Her sire was Jubilee’s Quicksilver, making her a half sibling to Westcrest Silver so that Westcrest Bunny was the result of half siblings. Scarlett Mite’s dam was Copperflame Girl. Copperflame Girl was also bred by Dvarishkis and she was by Prince Dandy and out of Mountain Queen. Prince Dandy was bred by Eddie Dvarishkis, and owned by Ramul Dvarishkis. His sire was King De Jarnette (seen behind some of the LU Sheep Co. horses). His dam was Box K Scarlett, a 1942 mare bred by Antlers Ranch of Wyoming. Her sire was Plains King and her dam was Syble, an unregistered mare by Night Tide and the second dam was Jane, also unregistered, but sired by Flyhawk. This was all the same horses that LU Sheep Co. used. One can assume that the Antlers Ranch and LU Sheep Co. were neighbors as other Antler Ranch horses were also from the LU Ranch breeding. This entire line comes from ranches that mostly ignored the mares; they were left to fend for themselves on the range so only the tough ones survived.

            The dam of Copperflame Girl was Mountain Queen, an LU Sheep Co. mare sired by Plains King and out of Spruce, by Flyhawk, out of Sox who was by Linspar and out of a Flyhawk daughter. The same horses keep appearing in the pedigree of Scarlett Mite. And they are the same horses behind Westcrest Silver, so that Westcrest Bunny was very much the product of close breeding and breeding done by ranchers who wanted the best of using horses and who had the mares and young stock living under natural conditions.


Coalie A Streak FD has a pedigree with solid ranch breeding and some of the older programs close up (note that her dam was foaled in 1963). The same horses repeat over and over in her pedigree and each section has much closebreeding. There are ever so many excellent horses behind this mare.

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