Joy and Nellie have gone to a new home. But we wanted to post their historic pedigrees and information about them for their new owners, and for others interested in these Historic Foundation bloodlines. They were bred by an old-time breeder; and have belonged to long-standing Morgan families.
MAY’S JOY (May’s Red x May’s Minuet) BAY 1988
MAY’S PRUNELLA (May’s Red x Eck’s Twiggy) BAY 1988
These two mares are both products of Meril May of Mays Morgan Farm, Hiram, Ohio’s extensive classic mid-western breeding program, with many crosses to the excellent Devan bloodlines.
They are definitely classically built “old style” mares. These mares have extremely hard to find old bloodlines, up close. Prior to coming to our farm, the ladies had been residing in Florida where they moved with prior owners, who had them for eleven years.
Both mares are by May’s Red, described as a tall, chunky, old-fashioned Morgan Stallion by a breed historian. He was easy to handle, with a pleasant personality, and good mannered at breeding.
May’s Joy is out of May’s Minuet and May’s Prunella is out of Eck’s Twiggy.
Eck’s Twiggy is also the dam of the great driving mare, May’s Sweetie. Sweetie is the dam of several terrific Produce for her people and for us. She is true to her name and her foals definitely share that wonderful trait, sweet as can be, and wonderful to be around.
NEJ Golddust Alice, who is also on the sales list, and her 2009 black colt, Sleipnir Smoky Mountain (by Sleipnir Sequoyah), and her 2010 chestnut colt, Sleipnir Resonance (by Sleipnir Echo’s Finale) are all descendants of Eck’s Twiggy’s.
Sleipnir Hiwassee, NEJ Golddust Emma’s 2009 black filly is another product of this line. NEJ Golddust Emma, Alice’s full sister, is also the dam of a full brother to S. Hiwassee, (Sleipnir Sequoyah by B-L Rhinestone Kid x NEJ Golddust Emma), Sleipnir Ocoee, a black 2010 colt.
May’s Joy who is 13.3 – 14 hh, had one foal, a filly, in 2002, Storm’s Mid-day Dance, by PJMF Stormy Knight, Matthew Gibson’s deceased stallion.
May’s Prunella (“Nellie”), who is taller, at 14.2 hh, has not foaled to our knowledge. Nellie has an old injury to one leg. She is usable for light riding. Both mares have been blood-typed and DNA confirmed and recorded.
Joy and ‘Nellie’ are both traditional Bay. They both are trained to ride, and can be seen in their photos being ridden on our farm by a couple tiny young ladies. We’ve been told that they were trained to drive…but they have not been hooked by us. The mares are very friendly, come to you in a large pasture, and have good ground manners. As all the horses on our farm, Joy and ‘Nellie’ are current on all vaccinations, wormings, Coggins, and the farrier.
These mares have only had a couple owners since birth. We had them back in TN due to a divorce. They went to the same home, as they have been together virtually since birth. They are quite healthy and are capable of giving “pony rides” to grandchildren, and being ridden.