December 2006 Featured Breed- The American Morgan Horse

Facts About the American Morgan Horse


Versatility Champion, Wachuset Black Knight, exhibits the expressive head and proud carriage of the American Morgan Horse.  This stallion is owned by Willow Pond Morgans- http://www.willopondmorgans.com/
Ask a Morgan Horse owner to tell you about this truly American breed and you will hear any of the following: hardy, versatile, beautiful, intelligent, thrifty, tireless, loyal and willing.  Horse owners worldwide enjoy the American Morgan Horse for these traits as well as many more!

The birth of the American Morgan Horse paralleled the birth of America following the Revolutionary war.  The stamina and courage of the Morgan Horse echoed the sentiments of our young nation.  The breed's founding sire was a colt named Figure.  Justin Morgan (teacher, composer, businessman, and horseman) acquired the bay colt after moving from Vermont to Massachusetts.  The colt impressed many with his ability to outwalk, outtrot, outrun, and outpull other horses.  Figure was also well known for his beauty, gentle disposition, and ability to pass on his characteristics to offspring. 


Mint Jacob demonstrates the versatility of the Morgan.  This stallion was named the 2006 Lippitt of the Year.  He is owned by Peppercorn Morgans- http://www.peppercornmorgans.com/


The ideal Morgan horse is based on the characteristics that Figure possessed.  The average Morgan Horse stands between 14.1 and 15.2 hands high.  The Morgan is deep bodied and compact with strong quarters. Morgan Horses should carry themselves proudly with an upright neck, distinctive head and expressive eyes.

Some Morgan Horses are referred to as Lippitt Morgans.  These horses were carefully bred to conserve the original characteristics of the Justin Morgan horse.  In 1910, a gentleman named Fullerton Phillips began a herd composed of Morgans with older bloodlines.  Several years later, Robert Lippitt Knight, the man for whom this family of Morgans is named, chose two stallions from the Phillips estate to add to his breeding program.  Today, the Lippitt Morgan Breeders Association continues to promote and preserve this old-time Morgan.

 

 

Links for the Mogan Horse

National Organizations Local Organizations
American Morgan Horse Association Heart Of America Morgan Horse Association
Lippitt Morgan Breeders Association Iowa Morgan Horse Association
National Morgan Reining Horse Association Mid-States Morgan Horse Club
  Ozarks Morgan Horse Club
 

Morgan Stallions

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Shanghai

Class A Champ

Beautiful Morgan

 

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SMS Comet
Amazing Disposition
 Quality Foals

 

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HVK Encore
Breath Taking Stallion
Limited Breedings

 

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Wachuset Black Knight

Versatility Champion
Champion Sire

 

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Trebles Johnny B Wild

Bay Stallion

Gentle and Athletic

 

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Mint Jacob
Lippitt of the Year
Proven Sire

 

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LLR High Finance

Futurity Winner

Point Earning Stallion

 

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Ye Old Legal Knight
Champion Morgan
Homozygous Black

 

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Morgan Horses For Sale

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SFG Golden Lancer
Palomino Gelding
Class A Quality

 

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R-S Mtn Jasmine
Bay Mare
HVK Santana bloodlines

 

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PensiveShoot the Breeze
2003 Bay Gelding
Sweet, Spirited Gelding

 

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Pensive Devil May Care
Royal Pedigree
Great Personality

 

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