Our Artillery Horses

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        The majority of our horses are registered Morgans provided by primarily one supplier, The Meunier Farm in Tanneytown, Maryland. They are owned by several of our members and primarily boarded in Eastover, Burlington and Catawba, North Carolina. They are worked as teams about every weekend and participate in reenactments/living histories about once per month. When not participating in our unit activities, they are used for trail rides and riding lessons. Our Morgans are the older (Lippitt) breed and are between 15-16 hands tall and are very calm. They tolerate the noise and confusion of battle very well and their calmness has allowed us to "push the guns forward" in numerous battles.

        The American Morgan Horse Association Web site has additional information about the Morgan Horse - read about the Morgan's Standard of Perfection and anatomical chart.

        We currently have 12 Morgans and two Quarterhorses, see below to learn more about them. Visit our Artillery Harnesses' page to learn about horse care and saddling procedures, and please see The Artillery Horse's Prayer.


see Horse TeamsClick on the image to learn about the positions and names of the two horse teams that pull our limbers.

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THE MARES
Dixie (41KB)Dixie - Three year old daughter of Shadow and Traveler. She is a small black mare currently in training with our second team. Eager to work, she stands up for herself in the herd. Special buddies with her half brothers, Rebel and Ramius. We have high expectations of her.
Surprise (26KB)Surprise - Truly a surprise. The vet told us not to worry about the young ungelded Rebel riding the mares. He was too young they said! After we gelded him for his 1st birthday present, we realized he and Vigilark had mated and given us a Surprise. She is a big, loving yearling, and enjoys watching the others work!
              Stormy - A spicy little mare that will come into her own. 
Vigilark (38KB)Vigilark - Dam of Surprise, this big 12-year-old mare is always willing to do what is asked of her. As a wheel horse paired with Ramius, she is the nucleus of our second team. This big dark brown mare can stop and pull anything!
 

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THE GELDINGS

Early - Our newest foal - son of Windsong and Traveler, born July 2000. 
Allen (73KB)Allen - A 16-year-old dark brown gelding (half-brother to Ethan), Allen is the strongest horse we own. Paired with Ethan as wheel horses on our veteran team, they can pull anything. Gentle enough for any lady or child to ride, but strong in battle.
Ethan (72KB)Ethan - A 16-year-old dark brown gelding (half-brother to Allen), Ethan is the highest-strung horse in the unit. He is a gentle giant, and a very strong one.
Rebel (70KB)Rebel - A 10-year-old bay, son of Casey and Traveler. He is being groomed to replace Flirt as a leader on the veteran team. Rebel is still just "green broke" but is showing promise. Sired Surprise, to the surprise of us all.
Ramiua (39KB)Ramius - A 10-year-old bay, half brother to Rebel and Dixie, sired by Traveler and Windsong. Ramius is easily the sweetest horse we own. Paired with Vigilark, he is young and powerful.
 

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