by Alvin & Mary Hans, Willmar
- Emerald's King John
chestnut was bred by Mrs. Orwin Osman of Emerald Acres Morgan Farm in Manteno,
. She bred many good
her Emerald prefix from the late 1950’s into the early 1970’s. She was
for the typey old style Morgan and her horses were indeed of that look
good conformation. King John was sired by Big John, a 1961 son of
(Flyhawk x Sentola).
Warhawk was a good
sized black baroque Morgan who had worked cattle on the Cross Ranch of
before returning to the Midwest
to sire many
excellent Morgans noted for their good temperaments and stylish looks.
was Flyhawk, bred by J C Brunk, who was by the Old Midwest Family Go
out of the Daniel Lambert/Knox Morgan mare, Florette. The dam of
Sentola, that great producing full sister to Jubilee King. Big John was
Ernest McElhinney, of Morning Sun, Iowa
He was a long time breeder of many excellent Morgans based on the
J. C. Brunk.
The dam of
Big John was Annie De Jarnette, 1951 ch. mare, bred by WW Chatterton of
another long time breeder of good
Morgans. Her sire was the Government Farm bred Haven, foaled 1937, who
registered get in Iowa
various breeders. Haven’ sire was Delmont, by Ulysses, and out of the
Saddlebred mare Ladelle. The dam of Delmont was Topaz sired by
was a full brother to Ulysses (Bennington
x Artemisia) and out of Lady Lyndon who was pure Old Vermont breeding.
was a good looking solid horse who sired some good ones.
The dam of
Annie De Jarnette was June De Jarnette, a 1941 mare, also bred by
and having a pure old Brunk pedigree. She had 16 registered produce,
them being excellent breeding horses. Her sire was Glendale,
who was a double grandson of Galva (Billy Herod x Christa—Lambert &
Vermont). Glendale’s sire Pongee Morgan was by
and Glendale’s dam,
Penala, was by
Penrod who was a full brother to Allen King. The dam of June de
Susette, out of Daisy Knox by Knox Morgan and out of Daisy de Jarnette.
bottom mare line, like all of Brunk’s mare lines, is generation after
generation excellent producing broodmares. Susette’s sire was Raragraph
Jubilee King (Penrod x Daisette—Senator Knox x Daisy de Jarnette) and
Nella (Allen King x Liza Jane—Knox Morgan x Double Daisy). Liza Jane
was a true
Blue Hen Mare, producing not only excellent sons who bred on but other
John’s pedigree is ¾ the old Brunk breeding with the same horses
and over again in that intricate dance of closebreeding so well done by
The dam of
Emerald’s King John was Bonnie Mae, ch. 1954 mare bred by Theis
Company, Dodge City, Kansas.
Brothers bred some good Morgans as working ranch horses. In 1953, due
drought, they had to sell all their Morgans. J. Cecil Ferguson of Rhode
Island, bought them all and shipped them east
railroad box car. He kept many of them and others were sold to other
“Fergy” got these mares to bring stoutness, working ability, and leg
the eastern horses who were already starting to loose those good
Mae was by the Government Farm bred Triumph, another of the Government
who went west to sire working ranch horses. His sire was Mentor
and his dam was Damsel, who was out of the Brunk bred Florette (also
Flyhawk). Bonnie Mae had many good produce and was out of the great
mare, Brown Mae, dam of 18 produce for several owners including
(Fergusen) and Wawaywanda. Photos of her from her Wawaywanda days show
deep bodied, smooth and lovely mare. She had a pure Western Working
pedigree being by Raymond S Sentney (from another Kansas
ranch breeder) and out of Silver Mae, bred by Theis. The sire of Silver
Roscoe Sentney by John Allen (Tehachapi Allen x Jane L—Linsley x
Midwest) and out of Boney L (Linsley x Jannace). This is yet another
how those old Kansas
also used closebreeding to make good horses. The dam of Silver Mae was
Morgan by Silver Ranger (Querido x Angelina—Sellman mare). Silver
Ranger had 63
registered get and was a baroque and handsome Morgan. The dam of Mae
Betty Dean, by Dixie (Dixie Dan—Headlight
Nellie Skinner—Headlight Morgan). Betty Dean was out of Dan’s Bess
(Dan—Headlight Morgan—x Nellie Skinner). Betty Dean went on to be dam
The sire of
Brown Mae, Raymond S Sentney, was by that ranch working stallion,
was by Linsley and out of Lady Spar (Sparhawk—Old Midwest & Brunk—x May Hudson—Old Midwest & Headlight
Morgan). Raymond S Sentney was out of Skiner (Dixie
Dan’s Bess). “Pop” Sentney was a bit of a character and wrote some
The Morgan Horse magazine in the 1940’s about his working ranch Morgans
life in Kansas. A photo
Chocolate working cattle on the Kansas
King John brings together the two strong traditions of working Morgans
Brunk behind his sire and the Western Working horses of Kansas
behind his dam. This was a tried and proven blend that was done over
for decades by good breeders.
Dam—KMS Golden Sunshine
chestnut mare was bred in Minnesota and was
Four Winds Deacon, a 1975 chestnut also Minnesota
who was by Bonnie Lee’s Charger, a 1964 chestnut also bred in Minnesota.
The Bonnie Lee’s (also sometimes Bonnie Lee) prefix was that of Mona
& R C
Bonham who bred nearly 150 Morgans from the early 1960’s to the late
used the horses of their area and seem to have stayed with the older
until the late 1980s when they used some of the modern show lines to
extent. Charger had 27 get, mostly for the Four Wind prefix.
by Colonel Jarnette a 1959 chestnut sired by Milaca Major (Mentor
x Naïve), Government Farm bred who went to the University
of Minnesota and was given
prefix. Colonel Janrette was out of Susette Jarnette (Whimpy x
was by Jubilee King and out of Gi-Za-Ne (Go Hawk x Liza Jane). Susette
was by Raragraph
(Jubilee King x Nella, out of Liza Jane). Susette was out of Daisy
cross of Government to Brunk was not done as often as Brunk to WWF, but
worked well when it was done.
out of Sunflower Countess, a 1954 mare bred by South Dakota State
College of Brookings
SD. The college program bred some good Morgans for quite a few years
Sunflower prefix. Countess was by Milaca Captain (Ranier x Pensy).
only 6 get and was by Mentor and out of Redfern (Bennington
x Artemisia). Pensy was by Magellen (Goldfield x Topaz) and out of
x Rosemere). This was intense Government Farm inbreeding, which, sadly,
the result of the best use of this sometimes problematic tool. Countess
of Maurcena L, a Kansas
from Elmer Brown background. Her sire was Ranger L (Linsley x Lady
Spar—Sparhawk x May Hudson)
dam was Twinkle L (Linsley x Donbelle). This inbreeding was done by a
breeder and worked well. There is no doubt that the possible
the intense Government breeding behind Charger were well balanced out
Brunk and WWF behind him.
The dam of
Four Winds Deacon was Sky View Tammie, a 1963 chestnut bred in Minnesota.
Her sire was King Benn a 1946 stallion by Illini, a 1941 stallion of
Brunk. Illini was by Rosco Morgan, that good sire, who was by Linsley
of Lady Spar. Illini was out of Madel, another good Brunk broodmare,
who was by
Jubilee King and out of Tirzo (Go Hawk x Galva). The dam of King Benn
Whispering Winds who had a most interesting pedigree. She was bred by C
O’Neil of Illinois and the owner of Archie O (or maybe Archie O
CJ). Whispering Winds’ sire was Dude De Jarnette, the 1919 chestnut
bred by J J
Lynes of Iowa, another breeder of many good Morgans. De Jarnette’s sire
Prince Dean and his dam was Ruperta. Prince Dean was by the handsome,
Dart who was by the also handsome and baroque Dude, who was also sire
of Elmer Brown’s foundation mares. Dude was substantial, correct and
a Morgan. Dart was out of Bess Franklin (Chetco x Bessie—Old Vermont).
was by Jubilee de Jarnette (Daniel Lambert).
The dam of
Whispering Winds was Airy, a 1918 mare by Governor Chittenden who was
General Gates and out of Bessie (a different Bessie) by Denning Allen.
out of Fairy by Lambert Chimes. This brings some different old line
The dam of
Sky View Tammie was Sunflower Candy by Milaca Query (Mentor
x Olivia) and out of Sunflower Topsy. Topsy was by Sunflower Prince by
Bud by Jigger by Varuna by Varagraph by Jubilee King. Varagraph was out
Herodona who was a double granddaughter of Allen King (full brother to
Jubilee King). Herodona was also a double granddaughter of Galva.
out of Gi-Za-Ne (Go Hawk x Liza Jane). Jigger was out of Rayrette by
King. Rayrette was out of Rugee (Go Hawk x Red Ruby—double Daniel
Most of these Brunk horses did not have many registered progeny
does wonder how many unregistered progeny there were) but they have
be important breeding horses with numerous descendents today behind
old style Morgans.
was out of Chestnut Beauty, a mare of Old Midwest and WWF. Her sire was
Profile, who did indeed have a lovely Morgan profile as a photo has
was by Selim and out of the dam of Archie O, Byrrh. Chestnut Beauty was
Daisy L (Linsley x Lemax—Sparhawk x Bird Hudson).
Lemax had 13 produce for Elmer Brown.
The dam of
Sunflower Prince was Sunflower Girl who was out of Twinkle L (Linsley x
Donbelle) and by Ranger RM (Romanesque x Rocky Hazel). Rocky Hazel was
Government Farm Rockwood (Bennington
x Carolyn—Old Vermont) who did a nice job for Elmer Brown. Rocky Hazel
of Hazel L (Linsley by Helen S by Headlight Morgan).
Topsy, dam of Sunflower Candy, was out of Grace Rosalie (Morgan Profile
L). Morgan Profile was also the dam of Chestnut Beauty seen above.
Daisy L was
another of those excellent Elmer Brown mares by Linsley. She was out of
(Sparhawk x Bird Hudson).
So Sky View
Tammie had a good heritage of old Brunk and the Old Midwest Family
some Elmer Brown WWF. This certainly offset the Government influence
Milaca horse. Four Winds Deacon has a nicely balance pedigree of old
Midwest Family and WWF, with a strong dose of Government.
dam of KMS Golden Sunshine was
Vas Liz by Westcrest Silver. The Westcrest prefix was used by R. G.
of Casper Wyoming;
he 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 many 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
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, that great foundation dam of
horses. Thus Juvina brought to Flying Jubilee a true heritage of Morgan
toughness, sense and baroque style.
Quicksilver was out of Ailsa, by Senator Graham. He 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, and then bred those daughters to Flyhawk. A
the ranch shows the two stallions, Flyhawk and Linspar wintering
the same corral.
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
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). Spruce, the dam of Sox was by Flyhawk.
Silver carries an intense
heritage of Brunk breeding along with that of Elmer Brown. All were
to be true working Morgans.
dam of Vas Liz was Kathy of
Dickie, by Chocolate Snooper by Jubilee’s Quicksilver, making Vas Liz
result of breeding the son of a good stallion to the granddaughter of
good stallion. Chocolate Snooper was out of Glogold, by Prince Dandy
was King De Jarnette, by Jubilee King and out of Deura (Senator Knox x
Penala—Penrod). His dam was Box K Scarlett, a 1942 mare bred by Antlers
of Wyoming. Her sire was Plains King and her dam was Syble, an
mare by Night Tide and the second dam was Jane, also unregistered, but
Flyhawk. This was all the same horses that LU Sheep Co. used. One can
the Antlers Ranch and LU Sheep Co. were neighbors as other Antler Ranch
were also from the LU Ranch breeding. This entire line comes from
mostly ignored the mares; they were left to fend for themselves on the
only the tough ones survived. Glogold was out of Ann Royal
King x Nella-- x Sentola).Thus Glogold had Brunk based pedigree.
dam of Kathy of Dickie was
Genie by Sanborn by Agazizz (Juzan x Gizea). Juzan was sire of 99
Morgans, ever so many of whom went into the breeding ranks. His sire
Jubilee King and his dam was Liza Jane. The dam of Sanborn was Donbelle
she by Tehachapi Allan (Querido x Tab—Sellman mare) and out of
good Old Vermont mare who was one of Elmer Brown’s foundation mares.
The dam of
Genie was Quita by Highview King (King De Jarnette x Sentola). Quita
was out of
Luxury by Night Tide (Tiffany x Glenalla—Allen King x Ruby Reade).
was Mallow who was by Linspar (Linsley x Sparbelle—Sparhawk x Donbelle)
of a Flyhawk daughter.
of Dickie was the result of
many generations of breeding by the L U Sheep Co of Wyoming.
They used in each generation Brunk bred stallions, thus while their
program did produce WWF Morgans, they were heavily Brunk based.
Liz had a strong Brunk heritage
with a good dose of Elmer Brown also. She was the result of many
each line of breeding for good solid working horses. KMS Golden
much good breeding behind her and a strong heritage of Brunk and Elmer
along with some lines back to the Old Midwest Family.
Golden Jubilee is a mare
with a strong heritage of ranch Morgans behind her, and those ranch
being based on Brunk and Elmer Brown. Some of the ranch breeding is
close up in
the pedigree bringing this heritage to this century.