(Quietude Jubilee Kingdom x Quietude Juno)
Owned and admired by Laurel Gershwin CA

Hi Susan and Shannon: Yesterday Tess and I rode in a dressage schooling show at a pretty big barn in Peraluma (lots of competition).
We did the Intro A and B tests and got fantastic scores. She got two yellow ribbons. Next month she completes her year of training on the coast and is coming home. It has been great for her.

Hi! Dressage Saturday and now trail today.
Today Tess and I went on a 3 hour trail ride at Point Reyes,
near the ocean side of Sonoma coast with eight of her buddies from the training center in Petaluma.

She was amazing! At one point many of the horses didn't want to go through a muddy patch - she just forged ahead and went right on through. She was at the front of the group and was still full of energy at the end.
Love my little gal! Laurel
A quintessential Lambert Morgan.
Shown with his owner and admirer Ruth Shaw.


Seneca is progressing so well. He has a wonderful mind -- steady, confident, curious. He is becoming more balanced in the canter, and his walk, trot and transitions are close to solid. You can ride him on the buckle or collect him, and his pace stays right where you put it. He naturally puts his head in a nearly perfect spot, and is quiet in the bridle. You can mount from right or left, and he stands still until you ask him to move. He is starting lateral work and parallel aids, and I think will come along quickly. He is soft and responsive, and I am learning to direct him and rate him using only weight, legs and focus. From a trot, I still my seat and think "walk," and voila, he slows to a forward walk. No rein pressure at all. Obviously, I am liking him a lot, and Elaine is doing a super job on his training. Now, for the trails of West Virginia to season him!

(Calcutta of Quietude x Quietude Kindle)



The Morgan Connection reported: "Hard to believe but the usual herd of young western horses did not materialize. Only one three-year-old showed but he was a fancy entry, bright chestnut with a blindingly white mane and tail and high sox to boot. Quietude Mount Rainier was very settled for such a young horse but given he also competed and won in trail and reining, no doubt Rachel Koehler has put in the time to get him well schooled. In comparison the walk, jog, lope required to win three-year-old Western Pleasure must have seemed like the proverbial piece of cake.

How about that!!! Pretty cool, huh!! He may have been the only three year old, but he had seven or eight horses in his very difficult trail class, and they were all much older and more seasoned at trail courses. He just had to compete against the older horses. Bill

Dear Susan, I received your beautiful video yesterday and stayed up half the night to see it. Your horses are so uniform, the heads set on the necks perfectly, toplines flowing so smoothly into good square hindquarters, they really drive off their hocks ~

You have rescued a priceless bloodline and by close breeding it will always breed true. Most breeders are afraid to concentrate their bloodlines because of 'old-timers' tales about inbreeding. They lose everything when they repeatedly cross out to new (and usually inferior) bloodlines. I have always said that once you get what you want, and it breeds true, you throw away the the key after locking the gate, and never let any outside blood in. To maintain your own bloodlines you also have to have a lot of breeding stock, even a lot of stallions. That keeps things from being incestuous. ...

I have always wanted to collect lines from all remaining sources of Lambert (Jubilee King) blood.... Whenever I encountered such blood, it always seemed to be crossed with something terrible up very close so I backed down from acquiring it... I decided that none of the other remaining Jubilee King lines were worth getting mixed up with, because of bad outcrosses, other than through Red Vermont, Whippoorwill Duke, CavenGlo and Meeting Waters (now Quietude). I had always wanted to breed a mare to Cavendish... Whippoorwill Duke, although more diluted, seemed to stamp the very image that I wanted...

Now to the Quietude horses -- I am fascinated with your two young stallions from Delilah Vermont. How I would love to buy one of them!... Your horses are the remaining Lambert line that I want to include in our breeding program, either through semen transport or by acquiring a young stallion... I'm happy to see that you have held steadfast to your stallion line.
Sincerely Joanne Curtis

Noted Morgan breed historian and Lambert breeder JOANNE CURTIS NY

I had a blast during the two days I was in West Virginia. TuesdayI rode him in the barn in the am, playing ride the cones down the aisleway. Then in the afternoon, we rode outside in the arena playing tag with WG and Quietude Solar Wind. We walked and trotted, past the mares in heat along the fence.Then Wednesday, we went on a trail ride. WG's term of "trail ride" is a little loose. First, after riding out through his back gate, you enter a 2000 acre (not a typo) field that stretches on forever, with incredible views. After you finally ride out of that, then youride along a ridge on a semi-paved road past several houses, then up another "hill" between cattle pastures (Kingdom had no problem with cows jumping up and trotting off), then the real fun starts. You enter the land of multiflora rose with just a mowed cut through the bushes. Chaps would have been helpful here. Then you start the mountain trail. ‘Trail’ is being generous. It is sort of a path made up mostly of rocks big and small. As you wind along the mountain descent, you are in the middle of the mountain, with huge rock outcroppings above and about a half mile of sheer steep mountain below you, walking on a rock path with nothing but trees to stop you should you or your horse fall. In fact, if you fell off and you weren't lucky enough to grab the first tree you hit when you go over the side of the mountain, you most likely wouldn't stop until the half mile of fall ended. Of course, you are too busy to think about this, as your horse is either negotiating loose rocks or you are jumping up onto flat boulders and then down onto the "trail again". This goes on for well over a mile. There was one spot where a huge tree had fallen and someone had chain sawed a four foot section of it out so that you could ride through it. Kingdom did just great with that, even though it was at the level of his head. When we finally reached the bottom and started toward the "creek", I thought the toughest part was over. Ha, ha! The "creek" turned out to be a river, complete with rapids and fly fisherman up to their chest in water, trying to fish. To cross the river the first time, you have to go over a cement bridge that is elevated about fifteen feet above the river. It has no sides and has approaches that are filled with what we call here in Michigan rampart, eight to ten inch rock fill to keep the ramps from washing out. Kingdom never batted an eye (he has been on this trail ride with WG quite a few times). Then on through a flooded road, past a cabin (would love to have that as a summer home) until we arrived at the sunken bridge, a cement road two feet below the river and on that day, the water was boiling and rolling over it. It was here that I said in my best belligerent four-year-old child voice, "I'm not doing that". WG didn't push us to cross the bridge, even though he has been over it several times with Kingdom. So we turned around and headed back the same direction, which of course took longer than had I been willing to complete the loop. We had a turkey fly out on the mountain right next to the trail, I screeched, Kingdom didn't even flick an ear. When we finally arrived at WG's back gate, Kingdom trumpeted loudly to let all the girls know he was back home.By the way Kingdom was of course barefoot on this ride and he was very sure footed, no slipping at all. Dawn Wagstaff MI

I don't know where to start to share with you about Tradewind--he is incredible and the nicest, quietest horse I have ever ridden. He outwalks warmbloods, thoroughbreds and quarter horses on the trail. It is never a nervous walk but a go-forward attitude. He's always willing and cheery. He is solid as a rock and is not concerned about anything. The first time I rode him
it felt like a had been riding him for twenty years. He stands so quietly for mounting. He is so mannerly--he never tests. A girl on an older warmblood couldn't get him to cross over 996633 plastic bags on the ground. I asked Tradewind to walk over them and he carefully looked at them and then never hesitated and the other horse eventually followed us. He was in a Buck Brannaman clinic and was perfect, his behavior perfect.

Quietude Comfort made the trip from West Virginia to Colorado in perfect shape. She was the last horse delivered and she walked off the truck like a pro. The truckers said she was so good and asked if all of your Morgans were like her and I said, YES! The truckers told me they had spent three hours attempting to load a Thoroughbred and finally had to get a vet to tranquilize him. Comfort is in her stall for the night and she calmly ate and drank water. I thought our Quietude Garland and Tradewind were still babies but they are huge compared to her! It is amazing to me that they were this small last year.
She is a treasure indeed! Where do I start? She is so special. Garland is taking great care of her as are the older mares. Even Tradewind, young stallion that he is, is like abrother. She has adapted so well even though she is so young. The vet came Monday for the shots and said you must spend a lot of time training your babies as they are all so nice! She gets along with everyone but does stand up for herself. The others love her. Never mind that she is a beauty, her temperament is sooooooo lovely. I love Comfort and thank you for letting her come live with us. I love spending time with her. She is fabulous and came here and it was as if she had lived here all her life. She never missed a beat and I can't understand how she made the dramatic change so well as she is so very young, only five months old!


Lucy Ray GA

The weekend before Halloween my sister and I were supposed to be the headless horsemen on a haunted hay ride that my family puts on every year. We left the horses, Quietude Kashmir (Courage of Quietude x Quietude Juno) and Quietude Ariosa (Courage of Quietude x Criteria of Quietude), at my cousins house that night after the hay ride. His house is about a four mile ride from my house and we ride our horses overthere all the time. Well, Sunday morning we went to get the horses to ride them back home. The gate to the pasture was wide open and the horses were nowhere to be seen. We searched all over my cousin’s farm for five straight hours with no luck. We went home for something to eat and when we finished and got back in the truck to return to our search we noticed that our other horses were acting spooky. Sure enough thehorses we had ridden were looking over the fence into the pasture like nothing had happened. They had apparently decided that they were coming home no matter what.
We went to a parade/cotton gin festival in Bostwick GA. We (my friends and I) rode the horses to theparade even though we didn't actually ride in it. I rode Kashmir and one of my friends rode Arioso. They were so good! It was Kashmir’s first really big trip anywhere and she never spooked or shied once.Even when something kinda scared her she just tensed up but never even jumped at the old tractors or motorcycles or the flags or crazy kids running everywhere. My sister took some really neat pictures of us doing some crazy things on our Lamberts.

How much I appreciate your sharing a piece of living American heritage with me.....Friendship is such a joy to me. She's always loving and so sensible. This afternoon Jimmy and I trailered Penny and Friendship down to Sarah's place to have a lesson. I climbed in the trailer both ways and up she hopped and then looked at me as if to say "Where are we going, Mom?" While Penny and I worked both with saddle and out she stood like a statue in the middle of the ring with Sarah. What a baby! She is "so smart" bragged Sarah. Then Cindy(me, the slow one) tried to figure out how to begin ponying Friendship using Penny as the leader. She soon had the hang of following right along behind Penny and I. When it came time to switch sides she was already walking right around Penny's head before I could even figure it out. The most amusing thing about these two horses of mine is that Friendship is the boss mare of the two . And Penny seldom contests the issue. I also to where my beloved Spice, Penny's two year old daughter, is stabled. My what a girl! She has grown and blossomed until she is just as big as Penny. I couldn't get over the difference. And I will be sending pictures of Friendship as soon as I can take some. Sarah has said that her legs have grown. I can't wait to share her with you. Would it be all right for Sarah and I to come to visit around the first of November and ride? We definitely would like to ride if possible. I can't wait to see some of your beautiful country. Thanks again for the gift of a lifetime in Friendship.

How much this filly means to me can't be put into words. She was tied yesterday for the first time and acted as though she had been tied a hundred times. Just when I think I've seen her at her best she surpasses herself. She could act her age but doesn't. She has her moments but they are usually just that. Who knows what the days ahead will bring?

Tonight Friendship wanted all of the attention so for at least 15 or 20 minutes, we scratched, rubbed, did her forelock in something like a baby sprout and had a roaring good time. If she could have she would have sat in my lap. I know better than to get too intimate with her but how wonderful it is to have horse who wants to be friendly and encourages, or rather demands, your attention.
Every night just before dark the two girls and I have a session of mutual admiration and fun. What a joy! I just have to brag on our Friendship. This filly loves to be handled and talked with and praised. She is a people horse par excellence. Even after Penny walks on, Friendship will stay around and ask for company. I am so proud!

Susan I am so pleased with Jubilee Kingdom's foal out of Penny. Sara, our trainer, was here today and what a lesson she and Sassy had! Sassy was only haltered twice before today in a round pen at Sara's house. Today Sara walked up to her and put on a halter in our open pasture. Immediately when Sara walked off, Sassy was trailing along behind, after first playing with a knot tied in the halter to size it down. She led the filly all over the pasture, up into a hill of sand which had just been delivered and began with picking up her feet. I even led her and then picked up her feet. This a KINGDOM baby all the way through. She has that calm way of approaching whatever you do with her. She's not spooky, is very friendly and curious whenever you're in the pasture with her. Even Jimmy, my horse allergic husband, has fallen in love with her. Our youngest son, David, has fallen head over heels in love with her.

David claims Friendship as his own "girl". He tells her, "You're mine!" They are as happy as clams together. Of course, Friendship always thinks no one else should get any attention but her. Thanks for your contributions to my little herd and to all of us who can claim some of that


Cordova is a beauty all right (can I say that about my own horse?) and his mane and tail are becoming more flaxen each day. He is so gorgeous.I love to see those pictures and hear all the antics of the Lambert Morgans. I think we have all experienced the Morgan's ability to "Be in your pocket". I mean that literally. I cannot go into the pasture with anything in my rear pocket or Cordova pulls it out and runs with it. He has more toys in his pasture than my kids had when they were young. He keeps throwing them outside of the fence or into

I may have told you that Cordova hauled a log about 4" in diameter and at least four feet long with stubs of branches sticking out of it,all the way across the pasture (7 acres) and into his stall. I wish I could have seen him get it into his stall through the door, he had to go sideways with it. After hauling it into his stall, he then proceeded to toss it over the wall into Dusty's stall.

My farrier has told all his clients about Cordova. stating that he is extremely well put together and a very good boy. I am so proud of him! Also have three members who are breeding this spring and wanted to breed Lippitt (We have a Lippitt breeder in out club) but when they saw and heard about Cordova and read about his lines, they wanted to breed to him. I told them he is too young to breed this spring but will connect them up with my Lambert Friends so I will be sending Susan their e-mail address and them, hers!

I am always glad to hear both the pros and cons of breeding. I am still thinking very seriously about it. I plan on retiring from this stressful job in 5 years. Need to build more barn and get some other things done before I really get into it. Our area is so ripe for Lamberts. My Morgan Club was awed by all the Lambert history and pictures I took along last Sunday for our annual fall ride. They are leaning towards breeding their mares next spring to a Lambert so I guess we will have to figure out who is the closest and which Stallion is the best for their mares. When I told them that Lamberts were bred for their dispositions and confirmation, and that I could vouch for Cordova's disposition and they could see Cordova's conformation and my farrier, who also does one of my Morgan friend's horses has raved Cordova up and down they all were very interested.

My husband, Bud, got a new 4 wheeler and I was using it to haul tools down to patch up my arena wall. Both Quietude Cordova and Sahara were nibbling on the handle grips and I shooed them away. Bud is so proud of his new toy he had installed an American Flag on it. Wouldn't you know that Cordova galloped over, grabbed the flag, breaking the mounting and ran all over the pasture with the flag in his mouth. What a sight. I need to carry a camera on a string around my neck!

Why Oh Why didn't someone introduce me to the Quietude Lambert Morgan years ago? I am so happy with Cordova. Thank you both for what you have contributed to the equine world, not just the Morgan world. He is magnificent and I will send pictures of all his accomplishments. I promise. I am proud to be a Quietude Lambert Morgan owner!

You know I was introduced to the Lambert Morgan by accident, not that I hadn't heard of them, just that they were not promoted like the others. Now I know why. They don't have to be promoted. They promote themselves! Susan, you have become psychic! I was about to ask you if Cordova was anything like Angus as Linda said he was sensitive. Positive sensitive is a good explaination. Cordova is like Angus, they become attached to their owners, have a depth of trust for their people and are very kind and willing. And because they pay attention they are quick learners.


just had a lesson with Sue Hughes, a centered riding instructor from Michigan, one of the original people taught by Sally Swift 20 years ago. Karen convinced me I was ready for a lesson on Angus. after having ridden him just seven times total, and boy am I glad I did! When Sue arrived I was still lunging Angus and she did a conformation analysis. She said that she LOVES his back end. Something about the lumbar joint fulcrum and tail set being just right, which enables him to push off from behind so beautifully. She also commented on his back legs and how perfect they were for dressage, the angles being good. The only thing Angus needs is a little work on is extending the front end a little more, he is a little tight there, but that can easily be remedied with trotting over ground poles. She loved him! She also loved his temperament! He was perfect for me!! He was so patient with the repetitive circles as Sue got my position in order (which she said is quite good, yipee!), and she also thought we looked really good together. I told her all about Lambert Morgans as she had never heard of them, but she has always really liked Morgans. Angus is a champ! I love him. Lots of carrots for him! Just thought you would want to hear what a great Lambert he is!

Angus had a fabulous training session with Karen this afternoon! His canter is 'to die for' and of course you know what his trot looks like! He is getting quite Grown Up these days, after all he IS 4 now! He is so sensible and learns quickly. When something does startle him (not too aften any more) he comes right back in seconds and goes back to work. You guys really can breed them! I can't tell you how proud I am of My Boy! He was SO 'look at me' today, so proud. I wish you could have seen him. Angus is going through a growth spurt right now! He has filled out and grown taller, and his top line is really muscling up. Sometimes dressage people say that the Morgan canter leaves much to be desired but his canter is BIG, ground covering and up in front, balanced and need I go on?! We find that they do a lot of growing during this year. Angus has a supple neck with good length and is able to flex easily. His natural carriage is long and low. This is perfect for what I want him to do! He has just the right amount of action up front; he's not flat at all. Neal and I dream of Quietude often and will certainly be down before you know it!

The pose he struck was PURE CRITERION.  His stance, his attention, the way he holds his head and concentrates energy is so like what I have seen in the Criterion videos.  It's remarkable and gives me a real thrill.  I wish I could capture it on film, but at least I have captured it in my mind.  I know the thrill of what a good Morgan horse looks like.

Solo is so perfect for us! I can't tell you how glad I am that I inquired as to whether or not you might have something available for us when I did last summer! As we approach the Christmas Holiday and contemplate the gifts we have been given in our lives I can honestly say I believe Solo is a gift we have been given. He is truly a blessing! Thank-you so much!