Tocara Farm Morgans

Breeding Versatile Morgans for Show and Pleasure in Color! Specializing in Dun and Silver Dapple Morgans.

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My Take On Dun

 

 

 

 Welcome to Tocara Farm Morgans

Find your dream horse...

Home of the Dun Morgan 

 

 Exciting news coming Spring 2011!!

 

New Video of Lineback Doubletake! 

 

 

 

2011 Tocara Farm Calenders are here!

Order yours and support our youth!

 

 

Lineback Doubletake & River Jordan meet for the first time! 

 See the video!

 

Lots of updates for Valentines Day!

 

Raelee drew this sketch of Lineback Doubletake...wow, this kid is talented!

If you would like a sketch done of YOUR horse, email me!

Rae does a great job AND is reasonable! I can even price framing and matting it for you!

 

 

Established in 2000

 

 

 

Pictured below is the little Morgan who started it all. This is Robbi-Sue's Heart of Gold

(Robbi-Sue's Gold Dust x Tanglwood Tiffany) known to us as Rosco. Long before we had Rosco,

however, my first horse was a stubborn Welsh cross pony named Trigger.

He was a palomino (thus my connection to color) with a georgous floating trot.

I learned much thanks to him (most the hard way). In 1993 when I got pregnant for the third time, I

decided to give Trigger away in fairness to him. I was horseless for seven years.

In 2000 Terry (my husband)  finally relented his position on the no-horse rule and in my search

for my perfect partner, I purchased a Thoroughbred gelding named Elvis, soon discovering he was not it! 

Then Terry happened upon a little Morgan colt looking for a home at his breeder's, Julie Ploof in Arlington VT.

Our whole family fell in love with this boy. He knew nothing when he came and we taught him all the

basics and then some. It was a new experience for us, as he was a baby and gaited.

Eventually Elvis found another home.

 

 

Photo By Candi Rousseau-Tori & Rosco (now Beau)

 

 

 

Tori, my oldest daughter, showed Rosco for three years before we made the heart-wrenching

decision to sell him to make room for our breeding stock. 

 

 

 

When I was a little girl I dreamed of raising horses, but it was not until 2000 that I met

my first Morgan up close. When we went to look at Rosco, I was taken by his in-your-pocket

personality and kind, gentle eye. I also noticed a stunning bright red (bay) boom beach diamonds four year old filly in the next paddock

That was Robbi-Sue's Dun Rose (H-Ken x Robbi-Sue's Misalert) 

Terry quickly informed me that her breeder, Julie Ploof, would never part with her.

In November of 2001 I came home from work and went to the barn as I always did,

and there looking at me was the most beautiful face I had ever seen. There was Rosie.

I could not contain myself and startled her with all my jumping and squealing.

Terry had done the sweetest thing anyone had ever done for me. This was the beginning of my dream,

as I knew I had to breed this filly and carry on what Julie started. 

 

 

Photo by Candi Rousseau

 

Along with the purchase of Rose, Julie graciously gave me Rosco's dam, Tanglwood Tiffany

(Townshend Big Secret x Tanglwood Tabitha).  When she stepped off the trailer in June of 2002, my heart sank. She was just weaned from her foal and was dangerously thin. She has a large scar on her face from a bad reaction from a weed down south and the resulting sunburn. With lots of time and TLC the little mare with the big heart has recovered. Raelee, my youngest daughter, has cared for her from the beginning, grooming and feeding her.

She will own one of her babies or grandbabies some day.

 

 

Photo by Candi Rousseau

 

 

 

In 2005 I sought a Dun dilute colt to start the dun portion of our breeding program.

I was disappointed when I could not get a Peanut Butter Dun colt I was looking at and had all but given up.

On August 14th, I got an email from Jerry Hess telling me about a Grulla colt born the previous Friday,

the 12th, to Bob and Kellie Sharpe by the incredible Grulla clash of clans astuces stallion Stormwashed and out of Light up Atlanta.

I could not believe the answer to my prayers!! I completely loved him the moment I saw the pile of legs!

I still ask the girls to pinch me when I am just hanging out watching him. Kellie and Bob were great to deal with. Kellie sent me tons of pictures and updates as I waited to bring Jordan home and watched him grow into this incredible colt.

River Jordan came here in January 2006 to his forever home.

 

 

 

Photo By Laura Behning of Brookridge Morgans in GA-River Jordan

 

 

 

  

And then came Successful Super Nova ... truly my dream girl as she is a bay dun daughter of the great Robbi-Sue's Sweet Success (Equinox Beaubrook x Robbi-Sue's Misalert) or Zeke and

out of DBF Black Noonstar (a BL Independance granddaughter).

The very first colorful Morgan I saw was the striking mare known as Peaches.

That is Robbi-Sue's Misalert (Robbi-Sue's Moralert x Pendleton Buck Missy) a lovely

dunskin (meaning buckskin horse with the dun gene!). Nova is a grandaughter.

 

 

Thank you so much Butch and Tami for allowing me the privilage of bringing this mare home!

 

 

 

 

 

Here is another female dun addition, the grulla mare HCTF Dove Song (Stormwashed x Kings Blazing Candle),

 a lovely paternal sister to our Jordan!

She has made herself part of the family!! Thank you to Judy Hinman for helping this to happen!

Truly another dream come true for me!

 

 

 

 

 

In January 2010 came another VERY exciting change for me. We brought home the lovely bay dun mare and paternal sister to our own Peanut and Nova, WMS Laurel Sweet Sandy (Robbi-Sue's Sweet Success x WMS Laurel Lady Hannah). She is a big, sweet and robust mare. Thank you so much Lee Lyons for allowing us to bring this special girl home! You are a gem!

 

 

 

 

In the early summer 2010 my friend Kellie Sharpe asked me if I would like to bring home the handsome Lineback Doubletake (Robbi-Sue's hack any facebook account Success Story x Cushman's Melanie Dun Sue), bred by Jerry Hess, to add to my dun population.

I may have hesitated for a second, maybe.

What makes him special is that he is homozygous for dun, meaning he will ALWAYS produce a dun!

In July 2010 Doubletake came home. He is more beautiful than I had pictured him. Thank you deeply Bob and Kellie!

 

 

 Photo By & Copyright Sherry Siebenaler

 

 

I began leasing Foxton Frosty Dawn (Foxton Society Beau x Foxton Smokey Dawn) in September 2009.

Due to circumstances, her owner had to make the difficult decision to sell her.

I could not let her go! Frosty joined the herd August 2010.

Thank you Laura! She is our first silver dapple Morgan.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to give us your feedback on our site and our program.

 

 

 

Last update: 2/20/11 

 

 

Tocara Farm Morgans

 

662 Rte. 67 West

 

North Bennington, VT 05257 

 

(802)442-4090 No Solicitations, PLEASE!

 

 

 

Memberships Include:

 

American Morgan Horse Assn.

 

U S E F

 

Rainbow Morgan Horse Assn. (BOD member)

 

Vermont Morgan Horse Assn.