The publications listed below are only a sample of the literature available on the Morgan Horse. Information given is from the covers, introductions or forwards of each book, where possible.

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LIPPITT LORE By Winifred Horton. (The Lippitt Club, 2001)  $25.00 (make checks payable to the Lippitt Club) Visit our gift shop page. There is now a Lippitt Lore II as well as a combined Lippitt Lore publication.

THE LIPPITT REPORT Volume V Compiled by Fredric E. Scire and reviewed by the Lippitt Club Screening Committee. Visit our Gift Shop Page to order yours.  $40.00 including shipping and handling. This is an updated and expanded version of Volume III, containing a complete listing of Lippitt Morgans that have been registered with the American Morgan Horse Association and Canadian Morgan Horses Association. This listing included the foundation stock to the current July 2011. Lippitt breeders and students of the Morgan breed interested in researching thishigh-percentage family will find the Lippitt Report to be of great assistance for tracing Lippitt bloodlines.

THE MORGAN HORSE By Jeanne Mellin, Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, 1961. Availability unknown. An "...overall picture of the Morgan, as he was in his hey-day, through his period of adjustment at the turn of the century, down to the present..." with the author's opinions and conclusions. Quoted from the introduction. Occasionally available on Ebay Auction Site.

THE COMPLETE MORGAN HORSE By Jeanne Mellin, Stephen Greene Press, Lexington, Massachusetts. Availability Unknown. "This is a compilation of the author's previous two classics, with new and updated information about the breed. This book reflects the changing trends in horse show standards regarding the Morgan." Quoted from the cover. Was available from AMHA.

THE MORGAN HORSE By Sally Spencer, published in Great Britain by JA Allen & Co., Ltd. 1988 It was available at the U.V.M. Morgan Horse Farm gift shop. Interesting, though not always factual, comments and Morgan History from a British point of view. A description of the Morgan Horse, its characteristics and bloodline families. The Morgans introduction to Great Britain and parts of Europe is traced from the first imports to the date of the book.

VERMONT STATE FAIR This book features the articles published in The Vermonter magazine on Morgan horses shown at the Vermont State Fair 1908-1913. In   addition, the 1913 fair featured the forerunner of 300-mile endurance rides, from which evolved the Vermont 100-Mile and Tevis Cup Rides. Photographs of horses include: Bob Morgan, Bob B., Borden’s Ethan Allen 3rd, Knox Morgan, Donald, Prince Charlie, Young General Gifford, Welcome, Pete Morgan, Senata, My Lady Knox, Bell Marea, Croydon Prince, Sir Ethan Allen, and Donbelle.  In addition, related material has been included on the 1907 fair and those following 1913; from the New England Farmer an article featuring the opinions of Morgan breeders of the 1909 fair; the results of class placings from 1908 to 1922, and an old print of an 1853 Vermont State Fair held at Montpelier, Vermont.FastBack bound soft cover, 8½ x 13 inches, 131 pp., over 100 photographs. For information or to order, visit:

DONALD This is a manuscript by Edwin H. Hoffman on Donald and his ancestors, written for Mr. C.C. Stillman. From the Frances H. Bryant Collection, published by the National Museum of the Morgan Horse, Shelburne, Vermont, 1996. Available through the National Museum of the Morgan Horse for $10.00, plus shipping and handling. One of many historically valuable documents from the estate of Francis H. Bryant which are now a part of the permanent collection of the National Museum of the Morgan Horse. Edwin Harris Hoffman (1858-1912) was instrumental in finding and registering many Morgan horses and was in charge of C.C. Stillman's horses, including Donald.

THE SINGING MASTER'S HORSE: EXPLORING THE ORIGINS OF THE MORGAN HORSE Written by Betsy Curler, noted Morgan historian and researcher. This "work in progress" explores the origins of Justin Morgan and the Morgan  breed. Chapters feature colonial horses of New England, the De Lancey family, the De Lancey horses, Wildair, Ranger, True Briton, and the "Wildair Mare."  Fastback-bound, 8.5 x 11 inches. For information or to order, visit:

THE PERFECT HORSE By William H.H. Murray, This 1966 edition is a reprint of an 1873 Volume, through Vantage Press, made possible by Robert Morgan. Availability unknown. This book discusses points of a horse "by way of which a good horse is known", principles of breeding, selection of the sire and dam, basic training and hoof management, and how the Morgan fits into breeding programs of the day.  Occasionally available on Ebay Auction Site

THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN MORGAN A Study in Contrasts By Professor Kenneth A. Telford, 1988.  This volume contains information on numerous Morgan breeding programs and bloodlines, with some controversial discussions of their merit. It is complete with detailed pedigrees obtained through years of research by Mr. Telford.  There is much to be learned from this argumentative and challenging book for all students of Morgan History. Anyone wishing a copy should send a check for $45 in US funds to Anna Smith, PO Box 174, Walpole, NH 03608. The book will be mailed promptly.

MORGAN HORSES  By D.C. Linsley, "A premium essay on the origin and characteristics of this remarkable American breed of horse. ..." 1857. Reprints available through the national Museum of the Morgan Horse, $35.00 plus shipping

THE WAR HORSE OF JOB A publication of the Lyle F. Horton Memorial Ancient Morgan Archive. It is "a gathering of much that has been written about Hale's Green Mountain". Available through Lyle F. Horton Memorial Ancient Morgan Archive.

Books and publications that are out of print or not readily available.

THE COMPLETE DISPERSAL OF THE LIPPITT MORGANS AT THE GREEN MOUNTAIN STOCK FARM compiled by Julie Heise.  This booklet is a reproduction of the catalogs   from the Robert Lippitt Knight 1952 and 1962 dispersal sales, including the purchasers and the winning bid for each horse that was sold at the auctions. There are extended pedigrees in the back of the book, some of the more  popular horses found in pedigrees today, and a few of the rare ones. There is a short section on A. Fullerton Phillips and the horses he owned and bred. Also included is a list of the stock Robert Lippitt Knight bred. The book is a FastBack bound soft cover, 8 ½ x 11 inches, 74 pp., and contains many photographs. The book has been issued as a limited edition of 100 (numbered). For information or to order, visit:

LIPPITT DIRECTORY by Kenneth A. Telford. 1981. This is Mr. Telford's first listing of Lippitt Morgans with some extended pedigrees and historical information on the Lippitt Club Foundation stock. Availability unknown.

LIPPITT REGISTER by Kenneth A. Telford, 1986. The "2nd Edition, extensively revised and augmented." Availability unknown. "This is a directory of all Lippitt Morgans whose blood is totally derived from the Foundation Stock of the Lippitt Club..." Quoted from the Forward.

THE MORGAN HORSE HANDBOOK By Jeanne Mellin, Stephen Greene Press, Brattleboro, VT, 1973. Availability unknown. " ...Some of the nitty-gritty about the ideal type and its variations, requirements for showing, and a good, clear picture of the Morgan horse today in all his varied roles." This book is designed to be a companion volume to the author's 1961 book, THE MORGAN HORSE. Quoted from the introduction.  Occasionally available on Ebay Auction Site

MORGAN HORSES   By Peggy Jett Pittinger. Out of print. Occasionally available on Ebay Auction Site

THE HORSES OF WOODSTOCK  with Sketches of the Different Breeds of Vermont Horses By Allen W. Thompson, reprint of The Riverside Press, Cambridge, 1887, by H.O. Houghton & Co. and the Morgan Heritage Press. For information or to order, visit:

SING THE LORD'S SONG IN A STRANGE LAND, The Life of Justin Morgan by Betty Bandel. Associated University Presses, 1981. Available through the UVM Gift shop, and other sources. This is a well-documented history of the life of Justin Morgan. It gives a wonderful insight into the post-revolutionary war period of our history, and the birth of our Morgan breed. Occasionally available on Ebay or through out of print book dealers.

NAMES IN MORGAN HORSE IN PEDIGREES By Mabel Owen Sharp Offset Printing, Rutland, VT, 2000, Available from the National Museum of the Morgan Horse or from Merrylegs Literary Trust.

MORGAN HORSES IN PICTURES by Margaret Cabell Self. Macrae Smith & Co, Philadelphia, 1967. Out of Print. Occasionally available on Ebay Auction Site

THE MEN BEHIND THE MORGAN HORSE by Marilyn C. Childs.(MA, 1979) October Farm Books; occasionally available on Ebay.

READINGS ON MORGAN HORSE HISTORY compiled by Charles Duncan It is a wide variety of topics and formats. It includes a Glimpse in the life of Linsley, Ben Franklin (the Horse) Purpose of the Morgan Horse Club 1909 to name a few. For information or to order, visit

MORGAN HERITAGE POSTINGS A Compilation Of Historical Articles on the Morgan Horse. Compiled by Elizabeth A. Curler, (Vermont, 2001) - For information or to order, visit:

Note: Several members have privately created unsanctioned but welcome additions to the literature currently available on the Lippitt Morgan. We welcome and appreciate the efforts of many of our members who have the benefit of our precious Lippitts at heart. All information available is just another fine example of the unselfish devotion of our members to the Lippitt Morgan.

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