Why Buy A Morgan Horse?

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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 breeds frequently have birth defects which kill foals within weeks of birth. Some breeds are prone to heaves,
blindness, bad joints, or sore backs. Morgans, on the other hand, were developed to be “using horses,” bred for centuries to
remain productive, sound and useful, well into old age. If you love your horse – do you really want to care for a cripple, for the
last fifteen years of its life? As a breed, Morgans are free of major genetic defects.

Morgan Horse are “Easy Keepers”

They can live on a cup of grain per day, instead of 20 quarts, like some other breeds. Their feet are tough and durable. Many, if
not most Morgans never need shoes. Their digestive systems are good, and they are not prone to colic. They thrive outdoors,
and don’t need blankets, all winter long. You can keep ten Morgans for the same money it would require to keep four

Morgans Give You More For Your Money

One Morgan can serve in several different capacities. They are the most winning carriage driving horses, yet, they can still do
farm, or ranch work, when needed. They are comfortable, willing riding horses, hardy and surefooted, and go for miles longer
than many other breeds, without fatigue. They can be beautiful show and parade horses, jump like deer, cut cattle, spin and
slide, in reining classes, are docile and gentle enough for tiny children, and are ideal for disabled riders, while their boldness
makes them superior police and patrol mounts. Morgans can do everything other horses can do… with pleasure!

Morgans are “Three Generation” Horses

The horse you buy as a foal, to raise and train for your own pleasure, can be a fun horse for your mom and dad, even Granddad,
to drive. It can be the horse who starts every kid in the neighborhood riding. When your own grandchildren arrive, their first
ride may well be on that same Morgan, who is still around, and willing.

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Justin Morgan The Romantic History of a Horse written by Eleanor Waring Burnham (Mrs. Roger Noble Burnham), published by The Shakespeare Press,