Do you know what I love about pedigree's?

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    04-25-2010, 12:22 PM
Do you know what I love about pedigree's?

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?
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    04-25-2010, 12:32 PM
Green Broke
Whoa, very interesting. None of my horses have a pedigree. None of them are registered - therefore nothing interesting to be said ;).
    04-25-2010, 12:57 PM
Super Moderator
Pedigree's are fun times. I enjoy looking at them =D

Here's some entertaining stuff I found in Lacey's dad's pedigree when I was looking through it a few months ago. I have no clue who her mom was so no funnies from both sides, but her dad is almost funny enough for both of them! Haha

First off there's "Bad," a 1929 mare. First off, her name is super funny but then when you look at her picture, prepare to laugh out loud.

Bad Arabian

Then there's "Elegantka", a 1923 mare. She's not horrible deformed or anything, I just laughed when I saw her picture after reading her name. I was expecting something pretty lady-like but she's not so much.

And then, like you were saying, why didn't they take the time to set her up better? But then again, maybe it was because cameras took a long time taking pictures back then so it may have been difficult to get the horse to stand still for long enough...

Matih, a 1922 mare. Do you think she could be any more awkward looking?

And then, the crown jewel of Lacey's dad's pedigree:
A gaited Arab!
Bazleyd, a 1928 stallion. He was doubled registered as a TWH because he was evidently gaited. WHAT?? Haha That was one of the funnier things I've ever heard. Here's a link to his page, I guess that picture is of him gaiting. Who knew? Haha

Bazleyd Arabian

Wow! This picture does not look like it was taken in the 1800's! It really reminds me of the way people take pictures of Arab's right now. O.o

Good times. Haha
    04-25-2010, 04:10 PM
I love looking through Dante's pedigree - he's a Thoroughbred, so I can trace him back hundreds of years (TBs are fun like that!). It's neat to get back to 'Lord So-and-so's brown riding mare' and then the picture is like, a Stubbs or something! Awesome! :)
He has some interesting characters more recently too - besides some of the modern legends, like Seattle Slew, Mr. Prospector, War Admiral, etc. etc. he has a lot of English, French and Italian racehorse lineage. Grand National competitors and the like.
Here are some of the more interesting ones:
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    04-26-2010, 03:43 PM
I think the reason that most of the mares have the word mare in their name is that the horse didn't have a name per se, it was denoting the breeder's name. Such as "Bill Johnson's Mare" etc.

I love researching pedigrees too!
    04-26-2010, 08:08 PM
Green Broke
Maybe "Bad" was a bad Arabian because it definitely looked like a Thoroughbred, lol!
    04-27-2010, 06:43 PM
I bet "Bad" was, lol!
    04-27-2010, 10:05 PM
I love seeing all of the hand painted and drawn pictures....and of course the funny looking horses.

Here's a drawing from the 1800's from my mare's pedigree: Obajan Arabian

There is a horse named "Said": Said Arabian

Another drawing: Sady Iii Arabian

Painted picture of 1894 stallion with a high white: Souakim Arabian

1851 painting/drawing of stallion: Obejan Srebrny Arabian

1901 mare with a high white: Werdi Arabian

1840 mare, Gazella: Gazella Arabian

1840 mare, Sahara: Sahara Arabian

This one looks like a cow gone very wrong! : Mlecha Arabian

1837 gray stally with a funny spot on him: Bagdad Arabian

And there are more for another time!
    04-27-2010, 10:27 PM
I looked up our registered Appendix (17hh) the other day and several generations down the track (like in the 1800's) he has MINATURE! He also had tennessee walker, Justin Morgan!, Saddlebred, Arabian, Irish Draught and more! Talk about a mutt. A cute mutt none the less. It was also neat that our Appendix 6 generations back has the same names popping up as our two German Oldenburgs, lol.
    04-27-2010, 11:01 PM
Originally Posted by writer23    
I looked up our registered Appendix (17hh) the other day and several generations down the track (like in the 1800's) he has MINATURE! He also had tennessee walker, Justin Morgan!, Saddlebred, Arabian, Irish Draught and more! Talk about a mutt. A cute mutt none the less. It was also neat that our Appendix 6 generations back has the same names popping up as our two German Oldenburgs, lol.
That's crazy!

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