All my life I have been an avid horse lover. So when my Great Aunt Ethel Gardner started our breeding program well over 50 years ago with her great stallion, The Yankee (Whippoorwill Duke X Jenny Lake), Morgan horses became my way of life. I am very blessed to be a third generation Morgan breeder and owner. My Great Aunt and my mother have been some of my greatest mentors and they have instilled a strong sense in me that the Morgan Horse should be a versatile horse. Pick your horse for his correct conformation, intelligence, disposition and versatility; then pick your discipline, change your discipline, use the same horse. With the Morgan this is easy to do as they are known for their quick and flexible minds, calm and steady way of going- along with their BIG loving hearts. My Great Aunt Ethel's stallion The Yankee was a multi Champion in many disciplines from , dressage, western, english, even harness racing as well as being an incredible family horse on the trail and at home. To learn more about my Great Aunt and the contribution she made to the Morgan Horse World, and believing that the Morgan horse is the ultimate versatile horse please read this article about her from the August 2003 issue of The Morgan Horse magazine, titled "Yankee Ingenuity", written by Sue Brander.
I am honored and blessed that The Morgan Horse magazine wanted to do an article on our farm, MtnTop Morgans. Please click here to open a pdf of the October 2018 issue of The Morgan Horse to read (here).
Our hopes are to produce foals that match or exceed the expectations that we have of their parents. In essence, each foal should be better than the sire and dam. This results in a classic Morgan, with a chiseled head and tippy ears, a full curvy body along with strong sturdy legs and fabulous "Morgan" feet. By carefully selecting and matching mares to stallions, we believe that is what we are accomplishing at our farms. Because of this, sometimes we only produce a few foals each year, but I think it is worth the wait.
Our foundation lines are rich in old blood, with such respected Morgans as Squire Burger, Lippitt, Flyhawk, Ulendon, Blackwood Correll, Mentor, Californio, Winterset, Jubilee King and his full sister Sentola and of course Whippoorwill Duke. We are honored to have some of the closest living relatives to Figure in our herds as a few of these horses will trace to Figure in 11 generations as many as 12 times.
At MtnTop Morgans in Brooklyn, MI we have been selectively adding a few colorful Morgans that we hope will have a great influence on the foals we produce. Above and beyond, we strive to produce the "perfect foal"; if this foal also happens to be colorful, then that is wonderful too.
Photo credit in the above website header goes to Wendy Peterson for the two dressage photos.
Visitors are always welcome at MtnTop Morgans, Brooklyn, MI as our horses just love visitors. A call in advance is most appreciated.
As I move into retirement I am fully booked for outside training horses after that I will basically be on consult only, with maybe a few exceptions. All our 2021 foals have arrived!!! They all sold in utero so BIG Congratulations to those owners. We will only be breeding 1 foal for 2022, MtnTop Whippoorwill Tanek to Coulee Bend Silver N Gold it will be available in utero.
Feel free to contact me if you might be interested in one of my horses.
Easter Welcomed in our third and last foal for 2021. Below you will find them all. First please welcome MtnTop Vision in Suede aka Wyatt buckskin Morgan colt born February 13 just before everyone got hit with 8 to 10 inches of snow LOL Wyatt is by MtnTop Whippoorwill Tanek and out of MtnTop Easter Lily he is Sold and congrats to Barbara on this lovely boy.
What fun we had Wyatts owner flew in for a meet and greet and boy did they ever bond. Every breeders dream. They did so well together that for Wyatts first official training video we video taped Barbara working with him. Enjoy
Wyatt pictured at 2 months old, what a Moose!
Pictured at 2 weeks old MtnTop Light of the Moon (MtnTop Whippoorwill Tanek x Spring Lake Cali's Bingo) black colt with chrome. Moon is owned by Carol Prindle I know she will have fun with this one.
This boy is ALL personality and brains as you can see. Fun!!!
And born early Easter Sunday our last foal of the year. Introducing MtnTop Arwen aka Liv (MtnTop Whippoorwill Tanek x Coulee Bend Silver N Gold. Bay filly this cross will be the only foal I have for 2022 I am sure you can see why. Liv is pictured here at 10 days old!!! Loved and Owned by Tamara