Horse Breeding by John Dimon (Hartford, CT: by author, 1895)
"Ethan Allen was the sire of many good and fast horses, but his crowning effort in the stud was the producing of that most noted of all Morgans - as the sire of speed - Daniel Lambert, who was foaled in 1858, bred by W.C. Clark of Ticonderoga, N.Y., and was one of the most beautiful all-around horses that ever lived. In trotting action he was simply perfect, and in his prime was called the most beautiful horse in America.

In color he was a beautiful shade of chestnut, with one white hind foot and a star, with mane and tail of a lighter color - flaxen - of extraordinary fineness and beauty. He had very fine limbs, neck, and head. He sired many fine speed-producing stallions, among which are Motion, Ben Franklin, Abraham, Aristos, and othe
rs of note."

The Horse: His Breeding, Care, and Treatment in Health and Disease by Henry C. Merwin (Chicago: A.C. McClure & Co., 1917)

"In some families the horses and in other families the mares seem to be superior; and certain sires are known as "brood-mare sires," because their daughters are very successful in breeding - more so than their sons.
Among trotters, for example, Mambrino Patchen,

Daniel Lambert, Nutwood, and Arion are recognized as brood-mare sires, and mares descended from them are valued accordingly. A great brood-mare sire, it may be added, is always a horse of great nervous energy."

"Roundness of form and beauty of action - these are the qualities which the Morgan has largely contributed to the trotter. High action was not a characteristic of the original Morgan, nor is it by any means a characteristic of all Morgan horses today, but it is found in several branches of the Morgan family, and most of all in the Lamberts. Daniel Lambert was a son of Ethan Allen, his dam being Fanny Cook by Abdallah, the sire of Hambletonian. He was foaled in 1858, and was a beautiful chestnut, with mane and tail very light in color, and soft in texture. He was a horse of commanding style and magnificent carriage. For many years he was kept in the vicinity of Boston, but late in life he was brought back to Middlebury, Vermont, where he had been raised. On this occasion the whole town turned out, with a brass band, to welcome him home, and there was a procession through the village streets. "The old horse," relates an eye witness, "kept time to the music, and was the proudest creature that ever walked on earth.”

The Horse in America by John Gilmer Speed (NY: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1905)

The Lambert horses are very distinctive-- high-headed, high-spirited, high-stepping. "A man can live two or three years in twenty minutes, driving a horse like that!" I once heard a fur-clad New England enthusiast exclaim as, with a jingle of bells and a clattering of hoofs on the floor, as his Lambert mare dashed into the stable after an hour or two of impromptu racing on the snowpath. Daniel Lambert is rated as a "Broodmare Sire," and Lambert mares figure prominently in the pedigree of many fast trotters."

"Ethan Allen was the sire of a great many colts and fillies, but being kept in training the better part of his life he never had so good a chance as some other horses to become famous as an ancestor. Through his sons, Honest Allen and Daniel Lambert, his name and that of his sire have been kept very much alive in the records, for his descendants have been fleet in the track and most successful in the show ring. His daughters and granddaughters have also done him proud, proving the excellence of the Morgan blood as brood mares. It is only when we get to his generation that the chroniclers take much notice of the importance of the females in perpetuating the Morgan type and family...."

Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles S. Plumb (Boston: Ginn and Company, 1906)

"Among the thirty-six producing sons and daughters of Ethan Allen no one attained such distinction as did Daniel Lambert, himself the sire of thirty-eight trotters. The sire of the dam of Daniel Lambert was Abdallah, the sire of Hambletonian. Later years have shown that the Hambletonian and Morgan families could be bred together to very great advantage."