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The Morgan Horse is one of the earliest horse breeds developed in the United States. Tracing back to the stallion Figure, later named Justin Morgan after his best-known owner, the breed excels in many disciplines, and is known for its versatility. The Morgan Horse is compact and refined in build, with strong limbs, an expressive face, large eyes, well-defined withers, laid back shoulders and a well arched neck. There is officially one Breed Standard for the Morgan Horse type regardless of the discipline or bloodline of the individual horse. So if you are a Morgan Horse Lover we have a great range of Morgan Hose Gifts available.
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General Information On Morgan Horses
Registered Morgan Horses come in a variety of colours although they are most commonly bay, black, and chestnut. Less common colours include grey, palomino, roan, cremello, perlino, dun, buckskin, and silver dapple. Also present are three of the pinto colour patterns: sabino, frame overo, and splash overo. The tobiano pattern has not been noted in Morgan Horses.
The breed standard ranges from 14.1-15.2 hands (1.45 to 1.57 meters) with some individuals over and under. Morgan Horses under 14.2 are eligible for registration with the National Morgan Pony Registry and can be shown in open "Pony" competitions, even though they are technically horses, regardless of height, and are usually exhibited as such.
The breedīs trotting ability made it a favorite for harness racing in the 1840s. Morgan Horses were also used in the Civil War as cavalry mounts. In the post-civil war era, Morgan Horses were also used in the Pony Express and as mounts for the cavalry in the western United States. The only survivor of the Custer regiment from The Battle of Little Bighorn was the Morgan-Mustang mixed breed horse Comanche.
The first volume of the Morgan Horse Register was published in 1894. Since then, more than 132,000 Morgan Horses have been registered. The stud book was closed in 1948 in an effort to preserve the breed. The Morgan Horse has also influenced several other breeds, including the Standardbred, Tennessee Walker, American Quarter Horse, Missouri Fox Trotter, Racking horse, and the American Saddlebred. Nearly 90% of Saddlebred horses today have Morgan blood.
The Morgan Horse has a horse show circuit for that breed only. It consists of all levels of riding and all disciplines.