Morgan Horses - In the Forefront

Welcome to JaF Morgan Stock Horses where the passion is strong for both the Morgan horse and “vaquero-style” California bridle horse training. In fact, JaF stands for “Jaquima a Freno” (pronounced Ha-kee-ma ah Fray-no) which means “Hackamore to Bridle” in Spanish.

In the early California tradition, a true bridle horse refers to a spade bit horse, a horse who is recognized as being “straight-up-in-the-bridle”. While nearly all of the horses sold here are being ridden in the snaffle, by choosing this ranch and prefix name it is my wish to honor the incredible Horsemen who continue the art of building the California bridle horse. I hope to do what I can to breed horses who possess both the aptitude and the conformation to carry on this magnificent style.

Morgans have a long history of being bridle horses. They have the mentality and the physical abilities to do the job – something the history records show as factual in early western America . It is an honor to have the opportunity to bring the Morgan characteristics to the forefront once again via JaF Morgan Stock Horses. While not all of my clients choose to follow the vaquero-style training path, I strive to breed Morgans that are capable of becoming bridle horses. Our horses for sale are solid and ready to go to a new home, and excel in whatever discipline one desires. Indeed, they have the physical, mental, and emotional capabilities not always seen in young horses. The training style with particular attention to foundation basics at JaF Morgan Horses makes this possible.

JaF Morgan Stock Horses is the fulfillment of a dream for me. When I look out at all the horses, watching them race around and play together, or when I am schooling one of these willing and talented young Morgans, I know the meaning of being truly blessed.

As much as I am going to miss this, it is at long last time to actually, once & for all, hang up my breeding hat.  We bred three mares in 2019, and are expecting two foals in Spring and one in Fall of 2020.  However, there will be no JaF mares bred here in 2020.  Surfer will live his remaining years as a happy gelding (and of course, continue on as one of my trail riding mounts).

We will continue our training, both with all the young Morgans born here, and for outside horses.  There simply is no substitute for the manner in which these horses are taught, and I believe in it with all my heart. 

Morgan mares and foal

JaF Morgans Available – Come & Visit!

Because I breed, raise and then typically train the riding-age colts before selling, we generally have quite a Morgan herd of various ages roaming around the pastures. Visitors love to wander in the open areas and visit with the stock – all of whom are gentle, well mannered and extremely friendly. Click below to see horses currently offered for sale. Call ahead. Come and visit. Meet our Morgans!

Palomino morgan stallion JaF Sunrise Surfer Dude

Bloodlines – At JaF Morgan Stock Horses

The outstanding Foundation-bred Morgan stallion, JaF Sunrise Surfer Dude, son of the magnificent Can Don Joshua Danny, is standing at stud at JaF Morgans. Surfer’s bloodlines go back to Tio Lalo via Californio and Shatona Karzan on the top, and Flyhawk, Jubilee King and Higuera Bandido on the bottom. These proven bloodlines have an incredible history, along with beauty and athletic ability.

Jo & buckskin horse

Who We Are & What We Do

JaF Morgan Stock Horses is the fulfillment of a dream for me. When I look out at all the horses, watching them race around and play together, or when I am schooling one of these willing and talented young Morgans, I know the meaning of being truly blessed. As I am completely enamored with the beauty and athleticism of the California bridle horse, my ranch is named “Jaquima a Freno” (JaF) which means “Hackamore to Bridle” in Spanish. 

Training Style – Building a Foundation

My specialty is raising and selling well-trained Morgans that have impeccable ground manners, are soft in the halter and in the snaffle bit, and are well exposed to an amazing variety of experiences, situations and stimuli. This training style provides horses with a foundation which will prove beneficial throughout their lives, no matter their eventual discipline.

JaF Morgan Stock Horses – My Guarantee

I am very proud of the Morgans produced here – their breeding and training. They are sound in both mind and body. With confidence, I feel once you have a JaF Morgan at your home, you will be as pleased as I am. As assurance, I offer a 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your new JaF Morgan, I will buy it back. Contact me for more information.

 A sample of what we do for fun…