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Influence of the Stanford Morgan bloodlines – Morgan Horses in the First Motion Pictures Part V

Stanford’s acreage at Palo Alto now consisted of three farms, totaling more than 82,000 acres.  In 1879, the mare Beautiful Bells (The Moor x Belle of Wabash), who became one of the greatest broodmares in trotting history, was sent to … Continue reading

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Palo Alto and Governer Stanford’s Prized Morgan Abe Edgington – Morgan Horses in First Motion Pictures Part 3

It was now 1876 and Abe Edgington was the pride of Governor Stanford’s stable.  Although Stanford was actually no longer the Governor, people continued to address him as that.  Abe  was a stunning iron grey in color, 16 hands tall and … Continue reading

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Morgan horses – the First Motion Pictures – Part 2

  It was 1872 when Leland Stanford first hired Eadweard Muybridge to do some photographic work.  Stanford had  become very interested in Occident, his little brown Morgan horse, and was determined to satisfy his questions concerning the movement of horses … Continue reading

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The First Motion Pictures Captured Morgan Horses – Part I

The cast of characters is a curious one.  The Governor of California, later U.S. Senator.  Builder of the first Transcontinental Railroad.   Then, eccentric photographer, the first motion pictures, Morgan horses, a prestigious University, murder, and intrigue all figure into … Continue reading

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