Better late than never. I finally got around to registering my mare in my name. She's registered but with the record of an owner from nearly 4-5 years ago. The gal I bought Dani from never registered her either so I had to pay extra for the double transfers in the registration. It's yet another thing I'm not really going to have a use for since I don't show at this time. But it's good to get done and I have another document stating this girl is all MINE!
I of course did not pay for a change in name. Dani's registered name is Steiner Honor. To me it just seems a lot of breeders are terrible at naming horses. Here are a few odd names in her pedegree. Niobrara Blackledge, Topside Eager Beaver and Gay's Irish Annette. WHAT????
|Dani as a young mare when she was first cart trained|
I figured what better time to go through her pedigree a little than right now after just registering her. I found many pictures of her ancestors on the Morgan Horse Association website. Not surprisingly the mares were hard to come by and only a few noted stallions could be found. I wasn't going to spend too much time trying to find all of this!
Gallant King is Dani's grandfather on the sire side. I'm guessing he is where she gets her animated trot. It appears he was involved in sulky/roadster races. He seems to be trotting rather than pacing but I wouldn't know if he was a gaited Morgan or not from these pictures.
Flyhawk is Gallant King's Sire and Dani's Great grandfather. What a gorgeous neck and nice stocky build. Dani looks like him but in chestnut.
Go Hawk is Dani's Great, Great Grandfather and of course father of Flyhawk. Handsome looking boy. As stated on All Breed Pedigree "From an old-fashioned fast trotting strain of Morgans-good cross on Jubilee King Mares--H.B. Greenwalt." All of them are black accept Gallant King. Florette, seen below is Flyhawk's Dam. She was crossed with Go Hawk. Below she is pictured with another foal and we can't really get a good look at her. I see ribs though which is sad.
|Florette with a foal Annadale|
I'm still looking four generations back, the Great, Great grandparent (GGG) section of Dani's pedigree. Another GGG is Jubilee King, very upright neck and noble head with a kind eye. That's my Dani Girl! Up to now all the horses have been on her Sires side, Yampa Romeo. I didn't have much luck with the ancestors on her Dam's side, TMM Lady Jane.
On her Dam's side but also a fourth generation GGG is Broadwall Brigadier, he was a bay and gorgeous. That face and the ears and the hooves. I see where Dani gets her good looks even way back in her pedigree.
Then lastly there is Applevale Encore, a brown stallion. He won a Grand Champion Amateur Park Harness, and Grand National Reserve Champion Park Harness.
Dani certainly has a lot of trot in her pedigree with Roadsters and Park horses. Flyhawk was a good working Western horse and I think his lines contributed to her all around gentle demeanor with the trotty horses added in for a bit of flash. LOL.
Anyways, this is my mares heritage. Kinda fun to see but doesn't make a big difference to me. She's be just as beautiful to me if she was grade.