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Morgan

Born in the USA

Morgan
origin:United States of America
life expectancy:20 to 35 years
scientific name:E. caballus
family:Equidae
height:142 to 154 cm
Temperament: Warmbloodconservation: secureSaddleOlympic Games/Dressage/Show jumpingAgriculture/RanchHorse Racing
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History [ edit ]

The Morgan is an entire breed based on a single stud. His name was Figure, also known as Justin Morgan. Figure was an outstanding horse, light, but very strong. Weighting around 400 Kg, Figure was unbeatable at log-hauling matches, even when his opponents had twice his size.

The origins of Figure aren’t clear. He was born in 1789 and it is thought that his father was a Welsh Cob or a Thoroughbred and the mother probably had Arab blood. Figure became a terrific work horse: plowing, on a harness, but also as a saddle horse.

Figure started to enter and winning races and became known by “Justin Morgan’s horse”, one of his owners, a music teacher, even when he was no longer in his hands.

It is known that Figure died at the age of 32 and that he left three sons that would carry on with the breed: Woodbury, good on a saddle and parades, Bullrush, a very fast horse, and Sherman Morgan,