THE LAMBERT MORGANS OF QUIETUDE
The Quietude Stud has produced 316 clean
blooded foundation Lambert Morgan Horses during the last forty-five years. We have preserved this ancient and rare Morgan family for the future of the breed. There are only two pure families left in the Morgan breed today, the Lamberts and the Woodburys.

UPDATED: DECEMBER 7, 2018
Shannon & Susan Hanley
606 Quietude Lane, Hillsboro, WV 24946
304-653-4966
quietude@frontiernet.net


QUIETUDE JUBILEE KINGDOM
Photo by Carien Schippers imagequine.com

Cover for the October 2018 Morgan Horse Magazine

VIEW THE FEATURE ARTICLE FROM
THE OCTOBER 2018

MORGAN HORSE MAGAZINE

THE LAMBERTS OF QUIETUDE:

A RARE AND HISTORICAL FAMILY

 

"Representing an incredible long-term effort on the part of a single breeder, this rare Lambert family, which holds such value for the breed, is now poised at a crossroads where it could continue well into the future, or be lost forever."

By Brenda L. Tippin
The Morgan Horse Historian

Few Morgan breeding programs today can be said to concentrate the blood, as well as the type and appearance of a specific historic Morgan family.  The Lambert Morgan breeding program of the Quietude stud established by Susan and Shannon Hanley presents a remarkable study in the blending of pedigrees and rare old bloodlines which can be followed through many decades.  The Lamberts have been tremendous ambassadors for the breed, and currently there are more than 300 Lamberts living in over 30 states as well as several provinces in Canada, and also may be found in England, Switzerland, Belgium, Bermuda, and New Zealand.  Lamberts have also competed and excelled in virtually every discipline for their owners, and this amazing historic gene pool has served to strengthen breeding programs for many other breeders as well. Representing an incredible long-term effort on the part of a single breeder, this rare Lambert family which holds such value for the breed is now poised at a crossroads where it could continue well into the future, or be lost forever.

SOME IMPRESSIONS OF QUIETUDE 2018

By Eva Hornung

These are Morgan faces, Morgan bodies, Morgan minds through and through, and I recognise that elusive quality that drew me to the breed years ago. These horses are to me a treasure trove of the old Morgan: the longevity, soundness, beauty, tractability. Their hardiness and power. Their fire and their gentleness. And Quietude itself is a magical place where, as Susan puts it, the foals appear in the morning like flowers that bloomed in the night.

 

Eva Hornung is an award winning Australian novelist who is also a Morgan breeder. She owns Wildu Mandaawi Morgans in South Australia. Her latest novel is
'The Last Garden'
, published by Text, 2017

Another novel of Eva's that is a favorite of mine
is the award winning 'Dog Boy'.

 


QUIETUDE CEZANNE
(Cimarron of Quietude x Quietude Wild Tansey)

Photo by Eva Hornung

DANIEL LAMBERT
(Ethan Allan x Fanny Cook)

THE ORIGIN OF THE LAMBERT MORGAN FAMILY
DANIEL LAMBERT

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.

By Brenda Tippin noted Morgan Historian.

 


CRITERION AND THE QUIETUDE BREEDING PROGRAM
Written by Brenda Tippin, breed historian for the
Morgan Horse magazine


Watch the video of a majestic Criterion as a thirty years
.
Watch the video of a boisterous Criterion
as a thirty-year-old.

CRITERION: THE CONTEMPORY FOUNDATION LAMBERT FAMILY SIRE FOR THE QUIETUDE STUD
"Such a rich treasure of bloodlines you have! It is always a treat to go to your page and compare your horses, I think you have achieved a more consistent type that is true to the rare old Morgan bloodlines than most other breeding programs combined - yet they are all so unique and each has their own special beauty! And all are marked not only as clearly Lambert but strongly bear Criterion's stamp."

Quote from Kathyrn Bigelow
The film director for Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker and Detroit.

"Your horses are absolutely magnificent!!! At the risk of repeating myself, you not only breed horses,
you breed art."

DIRECTORY
THESE FOUR YOUNG STALLIONS ARE BEING RETAINED TO PRESERVE
THE ENDANGERED LINES BACK FOR THE RARE LAMBERT FAMILY

QUIETUDE PICASSO (Quietude Quest x Quietude Madrid) &
QUIETUDE MATISSE (Quietude Merit x Quietude Wild Tansy)

Two-year-old stallions: Our Lambert Morgan artists.
Photo by Nancy Ager GA

 


QUIETUDE MATISSE (Quietude Merit x Quietude Wild Tansy)


QUIETUDE SUMMER SKY
(Quietude Olympian x Quietude Sally Summertime)
Videotaped at eleven months.
See Sky on youtube


QUIETUDE CEZANNE (Cimarron of Quietude x Quietude Tansy)
A yearliing grandson of Criterion.
Photo by Eva Hornung Australia


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

 


QUIETUDE EMBER
(Calcutta of Quietude x Quietude Kindle)


QUIETUDE KIPLING
(Quietude Barcelona x Honor of Quietude)


QUIETUDE TANAGER

(Crispin of Quietude x Caress of Quietude)


QUIETUDE JUBILEE KINGDOM
(Quietude Barcelonia x Honor of Quietude)


CIMARRON OF QUIETUDE 1986 Stallion
(Criterion x Quietude Rosewood)
Cimarron is hale and hearty at the age of thirty--two-years.

QUIETUDE PICASSO
(Quietude Quest x Quietude Madrid)


QUIETUDE FOREST

(Quietude Crispin x Caven-Glow Topaz)

 


QUIETUDE QUEST
(Quietude Jubilee Lambert x Quietude Coral Sea)


QUIETUDE MATISSE 2015
(Quietude Merit x Quietude Wild Tansy)


QUIETUDE HIGHLAND TRACE
(Quietude Jubilee Kingdom x Comfort of Quietude)


QUIETUDE SHADOW CANYON

(Courage of Quietude x Criteria of Quietude)


JUSTIN MORGAN


JUSTIN MORGAN FOUNDER OF THE MORGAN BREED

While his true origins remain hidden in history, Figure is thought to have been sired by True Briton, a horse widely respected for his excellence and known as a sire of quality horses. Figure's dam, was "...of the Wild-air breed, of middling size, with a heavy chest, of a light bay color, with a bushy mane and tail - the hair on the legs rather long, and a smooth, handsome traveler." His ability to outwalk, outtrot, outrun, and outpull other horses were legendary. His stud services were offered throughout the Connecticut River Valley and various Vermont locations over his lifetime. However, his most valuable asset was the ability to pass on his distinguishing characteristics, not only to his offspring, but through several generations.

 


DANIEL LAMBERT
(Ethan Allen x Fanny Cook) Foaled in 1858
The Lamberts are the oldest pure family in the Morgan Breed.

DANIEL LAMBERT FOUNDER OF THE LAMBERT FAMILY
Historical description of Danie Lambert
Written in 1911 by Charles H. Willamson VT under oath.

I remember Daniel Lambert very well;—saw him when he died; he would stand about 15 hands, and he looked quite big when harnessed; would weigh about 1000,—would have to be pretty fat to weigh much more than that; he had fine style and beauty and was a square trotter; he founded a distinct family that would run all the way from 14.1 to 15 hands; they were horses of substance and you would think they were all trotters; were as good gaited as you could pick out; I don’t know that I ever saw a pacer of the old Black Hawk breed; I don’t remember any Morgan horses that were pacers, they were all trotters.
Speaking of all these horses, their enduring road qualities were good; you never could drive them so far in one day but what you could get them back the next; the Lamberts have shown at fairs all through the Valley, and always have carried off the blue ribbon.

Read the original oath written more than 100 years ago.


JUBIEE KING
(Penrod x Daisette)

 

JUBILEE KING THE CONDUET OF ALL LAMBERTS MORGANS

Jubilee King needs no introduction as he is noted throughout the country, having been used at stud in the West for so many years and being the sire of so many "pretty" Morgans, most of them with flaxen mane and tail. KING knew he was on exhibition and when led out by Mr. Wyma n took his place on the bank overlooking the rivers and almost said "Here I am." Next came SPRINGFIELD, who was raised from a colt by Mrs. Bryant. He is sired by Lippitt Sam by Ashbrook and out of Paragraph. He is a grandson of Jubilee King. A young son of King, named JUBILEE'S COURAGE, who is coming five, presented a beautiful picture of a Morgan. He has the flaxen mane and tail. His dam is Townshend Lass by John A . Darling.

1949 AD FOR JUBILEE KING
The Morgan Horse Magazine 1949 Home of the "Aristocrat of Morgans" JUBILEE KING 7570 and his beautiful son and grandson JUBILEE'S COURAGE 8983 and SPRINGFIELD 8421 These stallions give the discriminating mare owner a golden opportunity in proven excellence of type, substance with quality, stamina, soundness, very desirable bloodlines and true Morgan beauty. We are now offering for sale several excellent 1949 weanlings for fall delivery. One of these is a double grandson of Jubilee King. Springfield, VT