Today the Morgan horse thrives in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, Germany, Italy and Sweden.
The Morgan horse is kept as a show horse and also competes in a variety of spheres such as cutting horse, stock horse and reining horse classes.
hunter-jumper, dressage, roadster and carriage driving.
Did You Know :
A Morgan horse named Comanchee, the mount of captain Myles Keogh, was the only non-Indian survivor of the Battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876.
He recovered from his many wounds and lived to the ripe old age of 29.
Physical Attributes of the Morgan Horse
Height: from 14.1 to 15.2hh approx
Colour Range: Bay, Chestnut, brown or black. No white markings permitted above the knee or hock, except on the face.
- Expressive head, with straight or slightly dished profile, broad forehead, large eyes and short alert ears.
- Full soft mane and tail.
- Slightly arched neck; sloping shoulders and well defined withers.
- Compact deep body with short back well sprung ribs, broad loins and deep flank.
- Well muscled hind quarters with high set tail.
- Straight sound legs with short cannons flat bone and sufficiently long
sloping pasterns to provide light springy steps.
- Good sound feet with dense horn.