My Dad and Mom were wonderfully supportive. I went to every parade around to look at the horses, read horse books, thought about horses and talked to every person I saw with a horse into riding their horse. My mother graciously took me to riding lessons weekly and eventually, Mom and Dad bought my first horse. When I went to college at OSU, my horse went with me, of course! When I was married, at age 21, it was understood that my horse went with me as a package deal! I’m sure my honey thought that the horses were something that I would outgrow, but there is something in a horse person that does not leave. Well, God has blessed our endeavors.
After having several horses and mostly Arabs, I asked Swede, my sweet husband, what horse he would like if he had the choice of any. “A Morgan, of course”. That settled it for me. I figured if he was interested in the breed, things would be smoother for me in my endeavors. We set out to find a Morgan. That led us to Phil Morrison of Aranaway Farms. He led me to Full Moon Fantasia, a beautiful Spenmay Society Don mare who was four years old. Swede said that was his choice and thus mine. She was a great horse, and provided us with many wonderful babies, show times and companionship.
Swede and I decided to visit Florida and found Ocala. There we
bought a Thoroughbred farm with track, starting chute and 35
acres. It was my dream place except for the distance to Oregon
and our family. We trained Thoroughbreds and had a real
educational time with all the vets and trainers and breeders
there. We had an on-call vet everyday checking for one thing
or the other. I thought, “what a life”. Fantastic!! Just horses,
horses, horses!!! I drove Fantasia miles and miles on our track
and over the back roads with the beautiful moss making a tunnel
through the trees. Our kids discovered there that they didn’t
want to make a career of doing stalls and our youngest,
Reggie, had a ball riding. He was too young to do the stalls,
but helped with haying and other chores riding the tractor!!
We did well in Florida but the call for going home to Oregon became too great and we moved back; away from the flies, mosquitoes, and sinkholes and alligators. Eventually we moved to our present location in Eagle Point, Oregon. It is a beautiful facility and we had more Morgans than ever! During the forty some years that we have had Morgans we have met many wonderful people and feel that the Morgan community is a small and very “safe” one as one of my clients recently recounted. Everyone knows everyone! We buy and sell, breed and consign horses here Our grandsons, Cameron and Conner are twin boys who are great with helping and really grown up
Reg, our youngest son has 3 children and Ravenswood Leather. His daughter is Sammy, who loves to ride like the wind and take care of her Morgan horse, ET. Reggie, their 2nd has Apollo., Jeremiah loves to ride on the tractor and of course go riding with his parents. Sunny, our daughter, does my website and does lots of computer stuff for me. Jerry, our oldest son, has lots of time with me enjoying our lunches together.
Over the years, I have had the pleasure of matching many riders and breeders across the nation to horses making both happy and satisfied. We have a list of many wonderful people, several buying two or more beautiful Morgans from us.
Our focus has been on Morgan type and really quality colored horses and family horses.. We have branched into Moriesians recently, breeding our beautiful Morgan mares to Stephanie Snyder's breathtaking world champion, RRF Ravel. They can be seen in the Friesian show circuit. This fits the Morgan breed well.
I am so happy that my Swede had the foresight to steer me in that direction We also breed our Morgan mares. Looking forward to meeting you and talking about our favorite subject.
Welcome to Lighthouse Morgans
by Linda Hastings
I'd like you to invite you to enjoy our web site and to tell you a little about myself. Horses have been my passion from my early childhood in Portland, Oregon. Every time a horse was near, the draw was there. There is something about a horse person that is different from all others. Over the years, looking at different families, it is evident that horse people have the same passion.