THE QUIETUDE STALLIONS: CRITERION


CRITERION'S HISTORIC ANCESTORS / JUSTIN MORGAN TO CRITERION IN ELEVEN GENERATIONS


CRITERION AT THIRTY YEARS


CRITERION: A LEGEND IN HIS TIME

In understanding the lines behind Criterion, he is not 'half Lippitt', as some might think at a glance. The 'Lippitt' prefix was first used by the breeding program of Robert Lippitt Knight. The Lippitt registry, established to preserve high concentrations of early Morgan blood without outcrosses was named after this, since so many of Knight’s horses had these lines. However, not all horses with Lippitt in the prefix were included in the Lippitt registry, and likewise other horses were included which did not have Lippitt in the name. It makes more sense to me to refer to those horses behind Criterion as 'Woodbury sire line', since this is correct, regardless whether they were part of the Lippitt registry. The specially selected high percentage Woodbury lines behind Criterion were unique in that they were also woven with additional threads of Daniel Lambert and Bulrush. The blood of Justin Morgan’s three most influential sons, Sherman, Woodbury, and Bulrush are thus effectively blended.

Though some early breeders disapproved of Daniel Lambert and would not cross to him, due to prejudice against his speed and popularity among trotting horse breeders, there were several who recognized his Morgan excellence and did. These are the Woodbury with Lambert and Bulrush lines seen here. The term 'clean-blooded Lambert' was never intended to suggest Morgans of other bloodlines were somehow inferior. It was simply adopted by Quietude to maintain their own focus in preserving the look and type of Criterion without adding the influence of other families which might alter that.

BRENDA TIPPIN: BREED HISTORIAN & BIOLOGIST

JUSTIN MORGAN

SHERMAN MORGAN

DANIEL LAMBERT

JUBILEE KING

JUBILEE'S COURAGE

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