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 OCTOBER 23, 2014
Shannon & Susan Hanley
606 Quietude Lane, Hillsboro WV 24946
304-653-4966
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quietude@frontiernet.net

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

WSMH MANITOBA (Quietude Laredo x Quietude Periwinkle) GREAT GREAT GRANDSON OF CRITERION
Bred and owned by Philipp and Gabriella Wieland Switzerland www.wm-morganhorse.ch

QUIETUDE LAMBERT MORGAN FOR SALE



QUIETUDE BRIO
BRIO HAS BEEN BOUGHT BY LYNN & VITO DiTRAGLIA IL
(Quietude Aberdeen x Quietude Cara Mia) 2011 Gelding
New photos of BRIO at two yearsl


QUIETUDE MOUNT OLYMPIA
(Quietude Olympian x Quietude Cherish)

QUIETUDE TAHITI
(Quietude Jubilee Kingdom x Coretta of Quietude)


QUIETUDE TAHITI
QUIETUDE MOUNT OLYMPIA
QUIETUDE ROYAL REGATTA

2015 foal of Quietude Jubilee Lambert x Quietude Candlelight
2015 foal of Quietude Rio de Oro x Quietude Juno
have been purchased by Brian Hallakka MI to start his
Lambert Morgan breeding program to help
preserve the rare Lambert family.

CRITERION AT AGE 12 / MARCIE SPREEN AT AGE 13
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)

Steeplechase was rescued from the horse killer auction by
FOREVERMORE MORGANS:

"Another ForeverMore success story: in March of 2013 Copper, a grade gelding, was sent to TN to foster. He was scared and unsure, but with time and love he came around. Danny's husband Dave fell in love with Copper and they adopted him. DNA showed that Copper was actually Quietude Steeplechase, raised to be a herd sire, sold multiple times, his papers eventually lost. His scarred face bore witness to what he had been through, yet his spirit remained kind and gentle.


Now Copper has bloomed into the kind of horse everyone would be proud to have. Dave, on those infrequent R&Rs his post in Afghanistan gives him, now he has a safe horse to enjoy, and Copper is the heart and soul of the farm." Danny Collins TN

THE STORY ABOUT QUIETUDE STEEPLECHASE

A double grandson of Criterion, he was rescued by Forever Morgans from a horse auction where most likely his life would have ended in a horse slaughter plant. His Morgan registration had not been transfered and was lost. It would have identified him as a registered Morgan. Steeplechase has found a joyous new life with Danny Collins in TN where he 'flys high' with the love and care she has given him. Danny was so certain he was a Morgan she had Steeplechase dna'd by the Morgan Horse Association and now he has his papers back. Thank you so much, Danny and Dave! Steeplechase was a young favorite of mine and I had searched for years and hoped someday to find him. Finally, and from these photos--he most certainly lives up to his name, I know how he loves his life with you both. Susan Hanley

Danny fosters and puts basic training, including starting under saddle, on the foster horses from Forever Morgans. She normally has one or two fosters all the time, although the older ones don't seem to stay that long with her. Once she has them going under saddle or their saddle training refreshed and up to date, they are much more adoptable. That is how she ended up with Steeplechase, aka Copper. But she and her husband, who was deployed in Afghanistan, fell in love with Steeplechase and is now his legal owner.
Danny says,
"Steeplechase is simply the ideal babysitter for our two babies and is worth his weight in gold".
This effort was so worth it. Everytime I come home from Afghanistan, I have Copper to look forward to. Everyday I have to deal with bombs and incoming rockets. At night, I lay in my bed and hear the explosions as they impact. And I just want to be home in those moments. Is it any irony that my horse is named Quietude Steeplechase? When I'm with him, that's everything I feel..peace and quietude-so very healing. Every day with him is a gift.
Thank you Forever Morgans. Dave Collins TN

CRITERION'S SPIRIT (Quietude Steeplechase x Quietude Cascade)
Spirit shown with with his driving companion Jeannine Eaton VT


Jeanine Eaton and Spirit," With the map of Vermont on his nose."

Hi Susan, long time since I updated you.. 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. Doing our local parade this weekend, and possibly a wedding later this summer. UPDATE: Hi Susan,I had to share these with you. yet another July 4th comes with a flawless parade celebration. Love that Spirit!!!!
I think we are going
to do a wedding with this set up :) Excited......... Jeanine and Spiriti in Vermont

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 their horses and go riding in our woods and hay fields without adult supervision. THAT is how well Windward is trained.
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 indward 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 CALA IS 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 CALAISE (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


QUIETUDE CALAIS (Quietude Jubilee Kingdom x Quietude Paris)
Owned, ridden and competed in many disciplines by Lucy Ray GA

AN UPDATE:
QUIETUDE CALAIS,
AKA Cali,' THE COWGIRL'
After the cattle breaking and running another couple of times, we finally got them penned. Cali was right under me and pretty excited. She watched the cattle most of the time....the exception was when she got to going so fast that she forgot to watch the cattle and forgot her brakes----you know, cuz it's fun to run, Mom <G>. Funny--the same horse who was burying her butt in the arena dirt to stop earlier that evening didn't really want to stop so well out in the pasture LOL ;) However, she did realize that she lost cattle when she didn't listen to me and so she started listening. We were working at top speed, dodging, slowing down, turning, and stopping sometimes........

I really had a horse under me. Every time I asked for more, she gave it. And man, we flat flew across that pasture. She never spooked or tried to leave even when they charged her, when Paul was doing his Dukes of Hazzard imitation, spinning, banging on the side of the Ranger or his lab jumped out from the woods trying to help. The last time they tried to break from us, one fool white heifer, ran straight for us and by this point I was just mad. So we headed straight for that heifer who was trying to make a break for freedom between us and the panels. Cali hit her with her shoulder and the heifer bounced into the panel and thought better of her plans. I apologized to Paul for having to put up with a green horse who didn't have quite the handle she needed on her at top speed. And he just thanked me and said he appreciated my help.
Lucy and Cali GA

QUIETUDE MACKENZIE (Quietude Forest x Quietude Coretta)

Just wanted to share my delight with you all. Took Mackie and Pokey to GMHA this past weekend. Glorious weather for riding. They took us on trails and woods roads I was not familiar with,and up to the top of a mountain with 360 degree views of White, Green and several other ranges. Mackie was a monster on the hills! She led Pokey and our friend Marcia on her mare Piper the whole way. The power and speed she has are amazing. Very hard course, and a field of 35 ++ horses,many of whom are top level nationally ranked endurance horses. Mackie placed third!!!!!!!!! Got a 94. She beat the pants off Pokey, first time ever. She is one tough cookie. Her trot out was gorgeous, didn't look like she had even been ridden. I am so so excited!

Friend & adventure companion of Esther Fiddes CN

QUIETUDE ANGUS (Quietude Forest x Quietude Marietta)

"My Angus (Quietude Angus) is by Forest and a better horse you could not find. He improves year by year. He is probably the smartest horse I have ever known. His neck is to die for. One of the best I've seen in any of the Lamberts. :)
I have no doubts that Angus would have been a fabulous CTR horse if he had been given the chance. He is a VERY curious horse, and walks up to things he doesn't understand rather than running from them.He LOVES his walks in the forest ( pun intended ) and seems to thrive on new sights.Just the other day after a lesson with our instructor Rhonda, a TRUE horsewoman, she said, " He is dead sound", and "wow† he sure can extend!" We told her she hadn't seen anything yet. :)

And look at Esther's Mackie (Quietude Mackenzie x Coretta of Quietude).....she isn't afraid of much either! She is fabulous!"
Linda Keach NY

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

QUIETUDE CORDOVA (Quietude Merit x Madrid)
Owned by Pat Nissen MO

CORDOVA & PAT ON THE MOUNTAIN TRAILS
THE LAMBERT LOOK LIVES ON: 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 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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