Get to Know Butte Morgans!
At Butte Morgans we breed Western Working Foundation (WWF) bred Morgans who epitomize the Old Style Foundation Morgan Horse. Style and grace, power and longevity, a good-natured disposition and kind, gentle, family friendly personality are all traits that are consistently passed from generation to generation and it is these attributes of the Old Style Morgan that Butte Morgans is dedicated to preserving, perpetuating and promoting this incredible horse for present day,
as well as for future generations.
The pedigrees of our horses are selected for their consistency in producing friendly, willing, trainable dispositions and solid, substantial body types with correct breed conformation, soundness and longevity; all wrapped up in a true eye appealing horse that could be called nothing other than "the Old Style Morgan".
Our Morgans are family raised, played with, ridden and enjoyed by all of us in the Campmans family and as a testament to their dispositions, they are forgiving, gentle and surefooted with the kids and beginners, and yet are spirited, graceful, energetic mounts with an experienced rider who asks for their full talents to come forth.
Our Morgans we have sold are treasured by their new owners as family friends, competitive sport horse and western working stock horse mounts, pleasure and recreational riding partners, along with contributing to the Morgan genetic pool as breeding stock in other programs. We stand behind our Morgans and offer a 30 day full money back guarantee on any horse purchased from us.
"Anything beautiful cannot be forced" has been a quote I have carried with me for many, many years; and I seek to continually educate myself to this day in methods that help me present my authentic self to my horses each and every time I seek them out. Following both talented Vaquero hands & natural horsemanship mentors, including many friends and mentors, who have all helped take my horsemanship, relationship and communication with each one of my horses to a much deeper and more meaningful level ~ and to the horses themselves who have taught me through experience that lightness comes from letting go...which has evolved into what I offer through my Guided by Equus program.
At Butte Morgans, we usually foal between the months of April-June and then turn our mares and foals out for many months of bonding and growing together on summer & fall pasture. Our foals are introduced to humans right from day one in a gentle, nurturing way similar to that of their dam, so they understand right from the start that the human is part of their herd. As yearlings and two year olds, they are placed in different herds and granted as much pasture time as possible for our area, while having continued interaction with the human part of the herd for trimming, sporadic groundwork and general orientation and connection. By the time they are 3 or 4, essentially if they have been in our herd from day one, we lead them up alongside a fence, climb on bareback for the first time and ride away! While this is a very simplified explanation of what we do, it is essentially no more than building a trusting, two way relationship from the start that enables the very uneventful first ride. From there, it is all about building on that relationship and experiencing everything we can to educate and give the horse confidence, while maintaining a light, playful spirit and heartfelt connection.
What if you could find a horse that be suitable for whatever discipline, or combination of disciplines, that you were interested in? What if you could find a horse that was versatile in multiple disciplines, and could do them all extremely well? What if this same horse "took care of you" as much, or more than, you took care of it? What if this horse had such longevity, passion, eagerness and willingness to work and learn, that you never needed to look for another horse? What if they were not only your riding mount, but your best friend? And this same horse was so easy to train, it seemed as though they were training themselves? And top it off, had such a good humored personality, that any child or adult could easily befriend them...
Get to Know the Old Style Traditional Foundation Morgan Horse ~
Founded in 1789 as a breed, by a single little bay stallion known as Justin Morgan, the Morgan horse, have been steady mounts for kids to and from school, spent their lifetime working as carriage horses in the city and and pulling stagecoaches through the countryside, served as the preferred breed of horse for the military as cavalry mounts, and covered miles and miles daily as a stockhorse rounding up cattle. Considered "the original stockhorse of the west" the Morgan played a prominent part, as early as 1849, in history as the vaqueros horse on the large ranchos in California. This same horse did it all; with an exceptionally smooth gait, stamina, pride and a fearless commitment to their owners, riders and drivers...along with a personality and spirit so infectious that not only were they using horses, but also treasured family members! Additionally, they captured the heart of any one they came across, so much so that these newcomers had to have a Morgan of their own! Morgans just seem to sell themselves!! Find out more about the Foundation Morgan Horse in present day. Find out more about the history of the Morgan Horse and how they contributed to the development of other breeds.