Castle has passed away on December 8th and we will miss her.
Castle Monterey brings to this century the blood of California’s first ranch Morgans, brought here from Texas in the early 1920’s. Over and over again her pedigree traces back to Sellman’s stock. She is pure Western Working Family and pure Old California. Her pedigree is a Who’s Who of the great early California Morgans and their breeders. Behind her are many Baroque Morgans with working ability and many quality breeding horses.
OGO Waers Gold Star born to RanchBoss Black Star, August 24th 2008. *See pictures below
Read articles Diane and Missy's Journey - Part 1 a journal of Gold Star's foster mare and owner.
With a pedigree full of good working ancestors, Black Star has proven her worth as a working ranch horse. Her paternal grand sire, Edelweiss Magic Man, consistently sired good using horses with good minds. Most of her pedigree is Western Working Family.
*Owned in partnership with Amy Don Schroeder
Tinkerbelle is sired by the wonderful Higuera Bandido and her dam’s pedigree nicely complements his pedigree. Tinkerbelle is mostly Western Working Family with some very good old Brunk and her dam brings in some of the Old Vermont blood and some of the older Government.
A beautiful black filly, OGO du Prix Provenance, was born to OGO Higuera Tinkerbelle at 5:00 am on Saturday Morning, February 26, 2005. The sire of this filly is Caduceus Denver, a 16 hand black Morgan stallion.
OGO du Prix Provenance - Born - 2/26/2005
Chestnut Breeding Mare
NEW!! Belle of Amherst has joined OGO! This beautiful mare (Crawford x Bell's Janee) was born in 1988. Her bloodline includes Jubilee King through multiple lines including, Paragraph, Highview King, Juvina, Agazizz, two crosses to Jubilees Courage and one cross to Jubilee Kings full sister Sentola. Belle also has a strong dose of Linsley. I would like to thank Brent and Cindy Congers of Trails End Ranch Morgan Horses for the opportunity to purchase Belle and bring her into the Old Growth Oak foundation broodmare band.
This mare’s pedigree is rich in the old Western Working Family and also has a strong dose of old Brunk and some of the Old Midwest family. The old blood is up very close in the pedigree with her great grandparents being foaled in 1937, 1938, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1961 and 1963. Even the most recent great grandparent was born well over 40 years ago. Her sire, Winterset Cotton, was foaled in 1966 and brings in some intensely close bred Brunk as well as some old Sellman breeding and Old Midwest. Her dam, West’s Sweet Sue, foaled in 1975, brings some of the best of the old California branch of the WWF.
See her daughter's pedigree here: Two C Sissy Herod.
Winterset Cotton x Wests Sweet Sue
This 15 hand, solid mare comes from pure Western Working Family stock. Her sire line goes back to the large and stout Romanesque. Her pedigree carries some of the best of the Old California, Kansas and Sellman breeding with some good Brunk horses behind it all. Maullie Brown has a very valuable pedigree of some of the best of the old breeding. Her ancestors are mostly stallions and mares who were proven sires and dams, often founding their own families. Her valuable sire line back to Romanesque is reinforced by the many times that he is found elsewhere in the pedigree. The frequent Brunk horses behind her help to bring beauty and type. Overall, this is a rare pedigree of great strength for breeding.
Sold in foal to Nora Bowman of Vintage Morgans
Quietude Holly is a rich source of Jubilee King for today’s breeders. Jubilee King is in her pedigree four times in the fourth generation and once more in the sixth generation. His daughter Paragraph, that great producing mare, is in Holly’s pedigree twice in the third generation and once in the sixth, giving her the greatest concentration of Paragraph’s blood in this century.
Holly’s parents (Courier x Caven-glo Ballerina) and grandparents were all bred by either Frances Bryant or Eve Oakley, those two excellent breeders carried on in the tradition of J. C. Brunk. And so Quietude Holly bloodlines bring the deep knowledge and careful close breeding of these three true Morgan breeders.
This pretty mare is pure Western Working Family with a sire line back to Linsley through Sparfield and Sparbeau. On her dam’s side, she has two crosses to Red Correll and two crosses to Domino Joe, one of those through Wyoming Flyhawk. Her bottom mare line goes back to some excellent Jubilee King lines. Prairie’s pedigree is one of breeding strength with much of the old foundation Western Working family as well as some excellent old Brunk breeding behind it and good crosses to the Old Midwest also.
Re-homed to non-breeder due to frontpage story on stolen OGO horses.
Eclypse PromDance brings together some good old blood with more modern lines. Her sire is the well known buckskin BlackSaddle Starbuck and her dam is from the Charlestown breeding program which produced some stylish show Morgans. “Latte” brings a nice heritage of the old California Morgans along with some of the fancier Government based show horses.
SOLD to Jane York of River Oak Morgans
CanDon BattleHill Secord, better known as Jazzy, has a pedigree that brings together some of the good blood from all the Morgan families—Western Working Family, Old Vermont, Brunk, Government, and old Midwest. Her sire is the beautiful palomino Shatona Karazan and she is out of a Michigan bred mare that brings much of the history of the old breeding of that state. She is a blend of the best of the old families who were bred for true Morgan type and using ability.
Bred to Caduceus Denver for a 2005 foal.
SOLD to Libby Flower
of Flower Farms.
Ursulas Higuera Bandita (Higuera Bandido x WoodRose Katrina) from Jo and Brent Johnson of JaF Morgan Stock Horses has joined Old Growth Oak Morgans! Ursula had her foal to Can Don Joshua Danny on 4-18-08, which will go back to Jo and Brent.
I will be breeding Ursula to Badger to double up on WoodRose Katrina's bloodlines with the contributing strength of the sirelines of Higuera Bandido and Primavera Valdez. I believe the cross will be stunning! Also down the path for Ursula, I will be breeding her to Vining Lamar and OGO Higuera Rio Bravo. A breeding to Rio will double up on the amazing bloodlines of Higuera Bandido with the combined strengths of the dams, Circle H Merlita and WoodRose Katrina.
*Re-homed to non-breeder due to frontpage story about stolen OGO horses.
Read articles Diane and Missy's Journey - Part 1 a journal of Gold Star's foster mare (Ursulas) and owner.
This pretty, well-built mare has some of the best of the Whippoorwill breeding. Her sire, Whippoorwill Ebony is a well-known and successful dressage horse. His sire line is Red Correll. Black Velvet has breed crosses to that grand sire Whippoorwill Duke and is a product of decades of careful breeding. Black Velvet's predigree is dominated by the intense Brunk breeding that is behind her on most of the lines. It is well complimented with the Old Midwest lines through Red Correll and others.
With a pedigree of pure old Western Working Family, Merlita brings the old ones up to this century very quickly. She has much of the good old Brunk breeding helping to make the Western Working Family as well as some of the best of the Old Midwest lines too. She traces over and over again to those two cornerstones of the WWF, Elmer Brown and Richard Sellman, the latter coming often through Roland Hill’s breeding in this pedigree. She comes from many generations of working ranch breeding, from breeders selecting for soundness of mind and body.
Merlita... thank you for OGO Higuera Rio Bravo. (Owned by Wendy LeGate and standing at stud for Terry Jensen of TK Land and Cattle Company.) Rio is the replacement for his sire, Higuera Bandido. And for... OGO Circle H Hunnewill (gelded and for sale); OGO Circle H Romanesque (Owned by Wendy LeGate and is a stallion prospect as a replacement for his sire, Vining Lamar - currently residing with Terry Jensen in Idaho.); and OGO Circle H RoseWood (owned by Wendy LeGate), which will be retained to take Merlita's place.
*Re-homed and retired as a pasture mate.
The grand old mare Woodrose Katrina comes from a pedigree of working horses, mostly bred in California. Behind her are such as Dapper Dan, Gay Mac, Antman, Sun Down Morgan, Redman, Mountcrest Sellman, Lippitt Morman, and many good Sellman bred mares who are the foundation of the Western Working Family in California. Breeders of her ancestors are those who helped to form the California branch of the WWF and who knew good working horses and had strict requirements as to what worked on the ranches and what was acceptable in a horse. Katrina was nearly lost to the breed, having few registered produce and those going to people not interested in breeding or their heritage, but wanting really good sound using horses. It is indeed fortunate that she was found and brought back into the Morgan world to leave offspring for breeders of today and for the future.
Funquest Swallow is one of the last pure Funquest horses. Her marvelous heritage is of the Kansas plains working Morgans. Behind Funquest Swallow are excellent Brunk bred horses who went to the ranchers of the west. Funquest Swallows heritage are Morgans from Kansas and Oklahoma ranchers and Morgans going back to Elmer Brown and Richard Sellman, the cornerstones of the Working Western Family. All the horses in the third line of her pedigree were foaled in 1926 through 1948; this brings that solid old blood up to today very quickly, along with the heritage of those times for Morgans of working ability, sense, and good temperament.
Foal OGO Flower of Amor SOLD to Libby Flower of Flower Farm Sport Horses to be her Junior Stallion.
Kohla is a raven black 15.2 hand Wyoming Flyhawk daughter. She is an imposing figure with exceptional bone as well as a substantial hindquarter. Her movement is the big flat fluid movement that her lines are famous for and she is appropriately performance proven in dressage. She is one of the quietest, sweetest mares. Her dam's lines feature Congo and Chingadero on the pedigree.
South River Kohla's pedigree is mostly Brunk with a bit of Government, old Midwest family and some Old Vermont. On her sire side, the horses were bred by western ranchers and so some Western Working Family also appears. The same Brunk horses appear over and over behind her, giving their closely bred strength to her pedigree and breeding ability.