The horses you find within them I especially love the ones where you can see the old west town in the background!
But what amazes me, is that even though camera's were rare back then, they almost never lined them up for a better shot!lol
Heres what I mean about the old west town:
Bred by David Bodette.
AKA Billy Boudette; AKA Bodette. Chestnut, star, 15h, 950 pounds.
Foaled 1871, Lyndon Corner, VT.
Progeny: 5 colts, 15 fillies.
Very active, kind disposition.
Check out the picture of him here:
Billy Bodette Morgan
What also find funny is that every mare past a certain date has "mare" written in their names........interesting........
I also found the thing on Justin Morgan interesting! He was unregistered and his parentage was unknown, but he was well conformed and had good looks and a good mind, so he was kept and used as a stud, and created a whole new breed! (they guessed on his parents)
Justin Morgan Morgan
Also, if you get farther back, like in Justin Morgan's pedigree, you see no pictures of info on the mare's, just like women back then were. Interesting.........
So, what is your pedigree pics/interestings/stories?
OH! One more thing:
ATR #5; AMHA #20
Jet black, 15h, 1000 lbs. 25% Justin Morgan blood.
Foaled April 1, 1833, Durham, NH. Bred by Benjamin Kelly.
Trotted 63 miles in 7 1/4 hours. Retired undefeated.
1st horse in America w/$100 stud fee; after 1846 covered 1772 mares (60% settled).
Recorded progeny: 266 stallions, 4 geldings, 37 mares; remainder unknown.
$100 was a lot back then!
Check out his odd picture:
Black Hawk Morgan
Wow.... they used to be so strong and sturdy looking!
Sherman Morgan Morgan
Unlike today's Morgan show-horse:
At least most still have the qualities of the breed.
SO........ what your pedigree facts on your horse?