Morgan Horse Breed Profile

History Of The Morgan Horse

The Morgan horse is an American breed founded from a single stallion named Figure foaled in 1793 and the breed was named after his owner Thomas Justin Morgan. Figure was passed to Levi Bearn after the death of Morgan who used the horse for ploughing and pulling timber and won many pulling contests with him. The origins of Figure are uncertain but it is believed Welsh Cob, Thoroughbred, Arab and Barb were all present in his background. The Morgan horse was used as a general riding horse and also as a harness horse, being able to pull heavy weights and having good speed.

Height Of The Morgan Horse

The Morgan horse is 14 to 15 hh.

Colour Of The Morgan Horse

The Morgan horse can be any solid colour.

Breed Characteristics Of The Morgan Horse

The Morgan horse has a small head with slightly concave face, thick neck, strong shoulders, deep chest, short broad back, muscular hindquarters. Morgan horses are strong with good stamina and have a high stepping action.

Temperament Of The Morgan Horse

Morgan horses are good natured, hardworking and active.

Uses Of The Morgan Horse

The Morgan horse is used as a general riding horse and a harness horse.

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