THE QUIETUDE STUD
LAMBERT MORGANS

The Quietude Stud has produced 304 clean-blooded foundation Lambert Morgan Horses during the last forty years. We have preserved this ancient and rare Morgan family for the future of the breed.



UPDATED DECEMBER 17, 2014

Shannon & Susan Hanley
606 Quietude Lane, Hillsboro WV 24946
304-653-4966
/
quietude@frontiernet.net


CRITERION: FOUNDATION SIRE FOR THE LAMBERT MORGAN FAMILY
"Your horses are absolutely magnificent!!!
You not only breed horses, you breed art."
Quote from KATHYRN BIGELOW. Film Director of Zero Dark Thirty & The Hurt Locker


QUIETUDE QUEST (Quietude Jubilee Lambert x Quietude Coral Sea)
Grandson / Double great grandson of Criterion
Quest has five crosses to Jubilee King in his immediate pedigree.

QUIETUDE OLYMPIAN
(Quietude Barcelona x Criteria of Quietude)
Grandson / Double great grandson of Criterion


QUIETUDE DIRECTORIES



RECENTLY SOLD



QUIETUDE BRIO
(Quietude Aberdeen x Quietude Cara Mia) 2011 Gelding
BRIO NOW OWNED BY LYNN & VITO DiTRAGLIA, IL
New photos of BRIO at two years


QUIETUDE MOUNT OLYMPIA
(Quietude Olympian x Quietude Cherish)

QUIETUDEE TAHITI

(Quietude Jubilee Kingdom x Coretta of Quietude)

Now owned by Brian Hillukka MN

QUIETUDE TAHITI

QUIETUDE MOUNT OLYMPIA

QUIETUDE ROYAL REGATTA


BRIAN HILLUKKLA'S COMING FOALS FOR 2015

TAHITI is in foal to QUIETUDE TANAGER
OLYMPIA is in foal to QUIETUDE SHADOW CANYON
Brian has reserved the 2015 foals
QUIETUDE SALLY HALL X QUIETUDE MERIT
QUIETUDE PARIS X QUIETUDE OLYMPIAN


AT QUIETUDE


FRIENDS: QUIETUDE SHADOW CANYON & JOHNATHAN PRITT

ENCOUNTER

RETREAT
THE STORY: Quietude Mount Olympia was a two-year-old when we turned her out with the mare herd for the first time.
With her were two close filly friends, Cambria and Cara Mia. When they encounterd three of the older mares, couragous and menacing Olympia charged them to protect her little herd of two from the strangers. The older mares retreated. She will soon be the protector and leader of her new herd composed of Quietude Regatta and Quietude Tahiti on Brian Hillakka's farm in Minnasota.

LAMBERTS NEAR AND VERY FAR AWAY


QUIETUDE TAMBOURINE (Quietude Rio de Oro x Quietude Brittany)

Hi Susan,
Anne sent me this picture of Tambourine
and there is a story behind it that will make you smile.


Anne was riding Tambourine and a friend was riding Anne's horse in Chatfield State Park near Littleton, Colorado. The friend had never ridden Tambourine before and Anne asked her if she wanted to ride her and take her over a small jump. Tambourine LOVES to jump and Anne hasn't done that before, so the friend said, sure, I'll take her over a small jump.

Anne had her old cellphone and just aimed it at the tree and pushed the button several times, hoping to capture a good picture....She is not a photographer, but she did capture Tambourine flying! The friend wasn't in the "proper" position as she didn't expect her to jump so high!

Tambourine has shared with a wonderful woman who visits her that she wants to have Pegasus written on her saddle pad:)Anne has decided to take some lessons and perhaps will fly with Pegasus someday:)
Norma Garbrick CO


QUIETUDE AUTUMN TWILIGHT
(Courage of Quietude x Critique of Quietude)
Surprised: Twilight / Fun: Mary McMeekin WV
QUIETUDE CALYPSO
(Quietude Merit x Quietude Cherish)
Up: Gary Napier / Caboose: Levi Napier / Leaning: Ethan Napier

QUIETUDE STEEPLECHASE aka Copper (Crispin of Quietude x Meadow of Quietude) OWNED AND RESCUED BY DAVE AND DANNY COLLINS
:
In March of 2013 Copper, a grade gelding, was sent to TN to a foster home from FOREVERMORE MORGANS. He was scared and unsure but with time and love he came around. Dave Collins fell in love with him. DNA proved that Copper was actually Quietude Steeplechase raised to be a herd sire. He was 'lost' and sold multiple times his registration lost. His scarred face bore witness to what he had been through yet his spirit remained kind and gentle.
Now he is the horse anyone would be proud to have. "Copper is the heart and soul of the farm." Danny Collins TN

A double grandson of Criterion Steeplechase has a joyous new life with Dave and Danny where he 'flys high' with the love and care they have given him.
Now they are his legal owners---forevermore. "He is
worth his weight in gold. When I come home from Afghanista, I have Copper to look forward to. There I have to deal with bombs and incoming rockets. At night, I lay in my bed and hear the explosions as they hit. I just want to be home in those moments. Is it an irony that my horse is named Quietude Steeplechase? When I'm with him, that's everything I fee -- peace and quietude- -it is so very healing.
Every day with him is a gift."


HAWK SHADOW BREEZE A Grandson of Criterion
I wanted to share a picture with you of my Morgan gelding I got 2 years ago. He is now 10 and the best Morgan I've ever had! His name is Hawk Shadow Breeze ( Hawkeye) and he is out of Jonah Morgan and Jada Breezy Hawk. Jonah Morgan is out of Cameron of Quietude. Hawkeye is 14.3, solid as a rock and very athletic. Best of all he has a great brain and wants to learn and please. He came to me green as grass and has proven himself time and time again on the trail, in the ring and while doing hunter paces. He is fearless. I live in NH and ride a lot in VT, with many, many Morgans. Everywhere we go we get compliments, usually to the tune of " they don't build them like that anymore! Where can I get one like him? " Here are a few pictures of him learning to jump ( he loves it)!
Thanks for breeding his grand sire! If Hawkeye is any indication of the type of horse you breed, my next Morgan is coming straight from you! ....PS. I am 5 ft 9, you can see he takes up a lot of leg! Karen Jameson NH

CRITERION'S SPIRIT (Quietude Steeplechase x Quietude Cascade)
Spirit continues to exceed my expectations! Here he has his new harness, new string of bells and pulling three adults. All new to him yet he's not concerned one bit!! Love that horse! Jeannine Eaton, VT


CRITERIAN'S SPIRIT as a baby with his 'children."

QUIETUDE WINDWARD PASSAGE
(Quietude Jubilee Kingdom x Quietude Cherish)

It was so nice to see my granddaughter Kalie, about to turn 13 next month, and Gary's Levi 14, go out into the field and grab the horses to go riding in our woods and hay fields without adult supervision.
THAT is how well trained Windward i .
I trust him completely with my granddaughter. Yesterday when they came back from one of those rides I asked Kalie to keep Windward saddled. I was going to ride him for my 70th birthday. I haven't ridden in 2 years and when I did I couldn't go for long rides as I have hip and some lower back problems. With help from Ralph and Gary I managed to get on without too much pain.
Gary jumped on Levi's Amazing Grace bareback and off we went thru the woods to the hay field. I was in 7th heaven and was perfectly comfortable knowing Windward was going to take care of me. After about 20 minutes we returned. Getting off was another story.......let's just say....it wasn't graceful:-) God bless Windward....he stood like a statue until I was safely on the ground. What a guy! This will not be the last time I ride him. In fact I think the exercise actually will help my ailing hips and back. JOYCE NAPOTNIK PA


QUIETUDE WINDWARD swiming with Gary Napier

UPDATE ON DANTE

QUIETUDE DANTE
(Quietude Barcelona x Quietude Marietta)

Hi, I just thought you might like an update on Dante. It's been a joyous summer of trail riding. Rivers, hills, traffic and any variety of distraction in our very urban park are all conquered. Dante is a pro and seems to enjoy all of the activity around him. He takes everything in stride and most importantly takes care of his rider.

I see many years and miles together for us and I think l will just be as excited to ride him today as I will be many years down the road. My other horse ranger is enjoying his semi retirement and doing well with his short quiet rides. Have a wonderful day. Ellen


QUIETUDE CALAIS IS A SWIMMER, A LOVER & A DOER
We all swam, swam the horses, had water fights, etc. Cali's broad back and rump make an excellent diving board. The water was too shallow to actually dive but we did some pretty impressive cannonballs off of her:)) She alwasys looks at us so funny when we jump off of her---like "Really??!! Why don't I get to do that?"

QUIETUDE CALAIS(Quietude Jubilee Kingdom x Quietude Paris)
I took Cali to a local saddle club show (fun timed events) last Saturday mostly to use as a couch.  She did really good----curious and interested but not spooky at all.  I really crack myself up---I'm slightly insane.  I had been helping my friend Sunita run the announcer's booth and we walked over to the trailer to get check Cali and get a drink.  I hopped on Miss Cali (since Sunita had talked me into an exhibition pole run), looked at Sunita and asked if she was walking all the way back to the booth.  That's not acceptable so she had to get on behind me.  So I'm trying to hold her Dr. Pepper in one hand, reins in the other, and wishing I'd remembered to tighten the girth while Sunita is scrambling aboard :))  Sunita asks (after she's scrambling up my mares rump) if Cali has ever doubled before.  I can't remember, but I'm sure it will be fine!!  Poor Cali walked back to the arena sideways trying to stay under me, under Sunita, and under the saddle which kept trying to slip:))  Ok---well, it's not that funny written down but we were laughing hysterically when it was going on:))  I ended up trotting Cali through the poles and she was really good.  Came back out the chute and Sunita asked me why I had only run exhibition----my horse is better than I give her credit for.  And attached is a picture to prove we survived:)
 Cali and I had a super ride Wed night out at the arena near my house.  Soooooo light!!  We loped a lot of circles, practiced rollbacks, pivots, and sidepasses and she was super super light.  Planted her pivot foot just like she was supposed to was basically a rock star.  The funny thing is whenever I let her roam about the arena for a while on her on, she would go directly to the side of the pen where the cattle were and follow them up and down the fence.  I don't know how much Lamberts have been campaigned as cowhorses but everyone I have owned has had a lot of cow to them.  Anyone else have that experience? Lucy Ray GA



SUMMERFIELD KING'S HONOR aka Conner
(Quietude Seneca x Shenandoah Cassia)
Owned and ridden by Jordanna McMillan MD


QUIETUDE TYGRESS (Quietude Jubilee Kingdom x Quietude Juno)
Owned and ridden by Laurel Gershwin CA

THE LAMBERT LOOK LIVES ON IN SWITZERLAND, BELGIUM, NEW ZEALAND, CANADA, BERMUDA
& ALL OVER THE USA


WSMH FLYING JEREMY (Quietude Barcelona x Quietude Periwinkle) Adalbert Defuns Switzerland

CRITERION
FOUNDATION SIRE FOR THE CONTEMPORARY LAMBERT MORGAN FAMILY


HEWING TO THE LINE / THE ANCIENT LOOK LIVES ON
VIDEO TAKEN IN 1991
CRITERION
WAS THIRTY-YEARS-OLD

"Criterion reminded one hauntingly of the ancient woodcuts of his famous ancestors, old Justin and Sherman in particular. His bearing was regal, confidant, commanding. His form was muscular, smoothly-rounded, each part in perfectly-balanced proportion. When in motion he was arresting, exhibiting spectacular extension at the trot, displaying daunting power as he drove forward off his hocks, mesmerizing onlookers as he floated over the ground."

During the 1800's the Lambert family was the most respected, well known and admired Morgan family in existence. During the 1900's it would have disappeared but for J.C. Brunk who rescued it from extinction. Then came Francis Bryant who continued Mr. Brunk's Lambert breeding program. Now, the Lambert family represents a history of some hundred years of diligent breeding by Brunk, Bryant and the Hanleys."
BRENDA TIPPIN CA Noted Morgan Historian.


ALL QUIETUDE LAMBERTS ARE CLOSE-BRED TO CRITERION
Justin Morgan was foaled 215 yeas ago.
Daniel Lambert was foaled 146 years ago.

Jubilee King was foaled 76 years ago.
Criterion was foaled 43 years ago.
Quietude Shadow Canyon was foaled
9 years ago.

 

CRITERION'S STALLION SONS, GRANDSONS AND GREAT GRANDSONS AT THE QUIETUDE STUD

 


QUIETUDE SHADOW CANYON 2004
(Courage of Quietude -- sire Criterion x Criteria of Quietude -- sire Criterion
QUIETUDE SHADOW CANYON PHOTOS & VIDEO


THE BEAUTY OF LAMBERT MORGANS
QUIETUDE HIGHLAND PHOTOS & VIDEOS


THE GENTLE AFFECTION OF A LAMBERT STALLION
QUIETUDE
OLYMPIAN'S PHOTOS
& VIDEO


THE LIVELY POWER OF LAMBERT MORGANS
QUIETUDE EMBER'S PHOTO & VIDEO


THE GRACE & FLUIDNESS OF FORM QUIETUDE LAMBERTS
QUIETUDE
KIPLING'S PHOTOS & VIDEO


THE VIGOR & ALERTNESS OF QUIETUDE LAMBERTS
QUIETUDE QUEST'S PHOTOS & VIDEO


THE CLASSIC MORGAN HEADS OF QUIETUDE LAMBERTS
QUIETUDE JUBILEE KINGDOM PHOTOS & VIDEO


OUR STALLION'S LIBERTY OF HAVING A NATURAL LIFE
QUIETUDE TANAGER PHOTOS & VIDEO


THE JOY OF LIFE AT QUIETUDE FOR STALLIONS
QUIETUDE JUBILEE LAMBERT PHOTOS & VIDEO


HEY MERIT! YOU ARE THE BEST, and forever young~~
QUIETUDE MERIT PHOTOS & VIDEO


FREE & EASY---WELCOMING & KIND
QUIETUDE FOREST PHOTOS & VIDEO


CRITERION: STANDARD FOR THE LAMBERT MORGAN FAMILY



CRITERION 1961 - 1995



MARCIE SPREEN RIDING CRITERION 1974
Recently Marcie Spreen scanned, filed and put in folders hundreds of photographs taken of Lamberts from 1974 -- 1988. Some of these images are historical and pre -1974. Many that have never been seen before are now archived and salvaged for the future of the Lambert family.



Marcie Spreen at age 14 riding Criterion at age 13
"You are the only breeders, to my knowledge, that ever made the effort
to preserve the type and look of a particular Morgan family." Brenda Tippin / Morgan Breed Historian

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