The Fighting Breed: Heroic Horses of The Civil War

We have finally reached the finish line after two years of work! With help from our  supporters our 1/2 hour documentary on the role of Morgan horses in  the Civil War is completed . Check out the  trailer on the Home page and order your copy! DVD Copies can be obtained for $20 plus shipping,handling and tax. Click here to order!
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December 1, 2013

The producers are please to announce that a six minute segment of the documentary is now complete. The segment focuses on the Morgan’s role as a working animal on farms in the East during the 1830’s and 1840’s and the breed’s key role in helping pioneers settle the West during the Gold Rush. Featured are interviews with Margaret Gardiner, Betsy Curler and Gail Perlee. Individuals interested in supporting the film can view this segment by contacting Doug Lazarus at douglazarus@gmail.com
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Welcome Brenda Tippen

The producers are pleased to welcome Brenda L. Tippin to our team. Brenda’s knowledge and insights will be a valuable asset  in developing the story of the Morgan’s contribution as a working breed. Her impressive bio is below. Thank you, Brenda! Brenda L. Tippin, Morgan Horse Historian Since 1985, Brenda has written more than 50 articles for The Morgan Horse magazine, as well as some for other magazines such as: Simply Morgan,Western Horseman, Horse and Rider, Ranch & ReataJournal, Vaquero Heritage and many Morgan club newsletters. For a number of years she was co-editor for The Morgan International Cowhorse Association.
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April 21, 2013

Three cheers to Roberta W. Knight for her endorsement and a major donation to the production of the film. Her generosity will allow us to begin filming interviews and researching visual resources. Roberta’s grandfather, Robert Lippitt Knight, of Providence, Rhode Island owned the Green Mountain Stock Farm in Randolph, Vermont, not far from the farm where Justin Morgan lived. Mr. Knight was a major breeder of “old type Morgans” from 1927 until 1962. The old type Morgans in Vermont were generally referred to as “Lippitts.” Thanks to Roberta and all her family’s work in the Morgan community.
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March 23, 2013

We are pleased to announce two new additions to our project team, Denny Emerson and Gail Perlee. Denny is an internationally acclaimed equine authority. He’s been active as an eventer, trainer, coach, author, leader, activist, and has been a significant, influential force in the equestrian community for a half-century. Gail Perlee is a lifetime member of both AMHA and the Arizona Morgan Horse Association, and was inducted into the AMHA Hall of Fame. Her club activities over the years have included writing articles, editing newsletters and booklets. Her encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the Morgan breed will provide an invaluable
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March 6, 2013

We are pleased to have received the endorsement of Carol Lyden for the film. She writes,”As a lover and owner of Morgan horses, I was so pleased when my cousin Eileen Rockefeller-Growald let me know about this documentary. Since the days of John D. Rockefeller quite a few members of our family have owned and appreciated them. Morgans performed many diverse roles in American history. This film, in celebrating their numerous contributions, will focus deserved attention on America’s original, still surviving breed.” Thank you Carol, for your support!
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