THE MORGAN HORSE: AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR CARRIAGE DRIVING BREED

In 2005, the American Driving Society conducted a poll of its members on which breed of horse they drive, and which they might intend to purchase. The Morgan Horse was, by far, the most popular and sought after breed, scoring 22%, being driven now. The next highest rating behind the Morgan was a tie, between […]

The A-B-C’s Of Real Horse Ownership

A. You need to know the real cost of owning a horse. Buying a horse is not something that should be done on a whim. A horse is not a status symbol, or a “lifestyle.” It costs real money, every day, all year long, and requires a real commitment, responsibility, on the part of the […]

Why Buy A Morgan Horse?

Morgans are Strong, Sound Horses, Genetically, Mentally and Physically. Almost all breeds of horses have some genetic weakness or failing. Some render the horse useless, or unsound, after only a few years of use. Some are bred to be high strung, nervous, or even unmanageable for the average owner. Some breeds have sullen nature. Some […]

MORGAN HORSE BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Justin Morgan The Romantic History of a Horse written by Eleanor Waring Burnham (Mrs. Roger Noble Burnham), published by The Shakespeare Press, New York City, New York in 1911. The inside title page also includes in the title, Justin Morgan Founder of his Race. This of course, is out-of-print. The author’s father was the first […]

How Do You Promote Your Foundation Morgan?

First of all the word Foundation means something. They mean original, un-outcross Morgan bloodlines. But they mean more than that! These are the Morgan Horses we are proud of. The ones we selected for our own foundation of our own individual breeding programs. What qualities in character, conformation, ability, or whatever – persuaded you to […]

Some Thoughts on the Importance of Culling

“The difficult part in that Americans breed on the English style instead of the Arabian style where mares were the ones they concentrated on, but still made careful note of the stallions. Morgans are bred by sire line almost entirely. That means that some really poor mares can be found down on the bottom lines […]

What is a Morgan Horse?

The Morgan horse is unique in that it descends from only one stallion, named Justin Morgan, after his owner by the same name. Originally called Figure, he was born in Massachusetts and later taken to Vermont. Figure was said to be descended from Imported Thoroughbred stock on his sire’s side, but little if anything is […]

They ride Morgans, don’t they?

When Col. Lemuel Platt raised the 1st Vermont Cavalry, he did not have to look far for the proper mounts for his cavalrymen. Vermont featured the best breed available: the Morgan horse. The horse had proven itself and Platt, a prosperous Colchester farmer, understood the breed. Morgans possessed levels of strength and endurance above and […]