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, including Rocking
M Rosa Lita, LBF
Mona Lisa, her full sister Firefly, LBF
Cajun Queen, LBF Memphis
Belle and LBF
Brook Farm produces from two to five foals 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 ranch horses.
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 becoming broodmares.
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.