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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Breed of the Week - the Morgan

As a child, I remember reading the story of Justin Morgan.  Known to some as the first "All-American Horse", the Morgan breed traces back to one famous bay stallion, Justin Morgan (known by his owner's name). Justin Morgan (or "Figure") was foaled in 1789, and thought by some to be the product of a Thoroughbred sire (others believe the sire was actually a Welsh Cob) and Arabian dam.  

Though there are many different opinions on the true origins of the first Morgan horse, there is no doubt that the Morgan has played a significant role in the development of other breeds.

A compact, yet muscular breed, the Morgan horse generally stands between 14.1 and 15.2 hands high. Best known for their athleticism, beauty and versatility, Morgans are great as pleasure or performance horses.


Anonymous Necia Jay said...

Who is that red maned horse! That is the most beautiful horse I have ever seen in my life, bar none! I give a lung, a kidney, bone marrow, and blood to have a horse so beautifully formed and colored!

May 19, 2012 at 12:30 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This horse is the named Kerry Top Hat. This was taken as a 3 yr old when he was owned by Over-Time Morgans in IL.

December 12, 2012 at 2:44 AM 

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