ago, in my research on bloodlines and considering my
interest in dressage and sport horse competition, I decided that
the Western Working family of Morgans with an emphasis on old California
bloodlines would be the qualities I wanted in a Morgan.
My search for a stallion resulted in the purchase of Gay
Vaquero (Vaquero Mac X Gay Berta), a prepotent stallion who stamped
his excellent conformation and gentle nature on his foals. He had
a truly outstanding disposition and was one of the kindest horses
I’ve ever owned. He just never had a bad day in his life. In
addition to breeding, Vaquero was used as an all around driving and
riding horse as well as being a western pleasure champion. Vaquero
was rich in the bloodlines of old California breeders Richard Sellman
and Roland Hill.
Some of his daughters now form the backbone of LBF’s Foundation breeding
program including LBF
Gay Enchantress and LBF
Gay Isabella and LBF
Gay Catalina. His granddaughters will continue to carry his excellent
qualities on through the coming generations.
I became interested in colorful Morgans in 1994, purchasing the palomino
mare Treasure Brightsun (Primavera
Regalo X Treasure Incantation). I now have several colorful mares
M Rosa Lita, LBF
Mona Lisa, her full sister Firefly, LBF
Cajun Queen, LBF
Memphis Belle and LBF
Little Brook Farm produces from two to five Morgan foals a year,
breeding both to my own stallions, as well as to a variety of outside
stallions, utilizing Old California and Western Working bloodlines.
lines have given me the solid substance, excellent
bone, strong solid feet and quality that I look for
in a Dressage horse. In addition they naturally work
off the rear end and have good freedom in the shoulder.
They have a temperament quieter than some other bloodlines,
making them eminently suitable for the amateur owner.
Most are at least 15 hands tall.
The resulting foals have been consistent in their quality and correct
Morgan conformation. Currently, LBF bred horses are competing successfully
in many venues including dressage, endurance, competitive trail,
CDE’s and competitive driving. My current stallion, Triple
S Wings of Wind (Triple S Red Wind X Primavera Ramona) is a 15.2
hand stallion with a very strong hind end, tremendous impulsion
and the ability to sit down on his hocks and pivot in an instant!
Before coming to Vermont, he was used to produce solid working
mares of Little Brook Farm are the cornerstone of
my breeding program. They are incredible…smart,
classy and beautiful inside and out. They have been
dressage and carriage horses and have worked hard,
competing very successfully for many years before
take a moment to look at the Horses
Sold page to see some examples of LBF bred horses
and their accomplishments.
first priority when breeding foals will continue to
be the creation of a
Morgan horse with a good disposition over and above
everything else. In making breeding choices, I look
at conformation and movement in both the stallion and
the mare, trying to match weakness to strength and
improve upon both. I strive to breed a foal that can
be an all around using horse, one that can do a little
bit of everything and be a pleasure to the owner.
Maintaining correct Morgan type is of great importance to me. LBF
bred horses are consistently both typey and athletic, with each
generation an improvement upon the last. After more than 30 years
of breeding Morgan horses, I am looking forward to the third generation
of my program.
Do consider an LBF foal if you are interested in a steady, pleasant,
intelligent, sound, good using Morgan horse!
thanks to every one who has chosen to view my site.
I hope that you all enjoy it as much as Shelley Dodd
and I did creating it. I would love to hear from
you to know how you like it and if you have any suggestions.
May your horses give you as much pleasure as mine do.