Morgan Horse

Massachusetts State Horse


Morgan horse

Morgan horse; photo by Molly Goossens on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Morgan Horse

The beautiful Morgan Horse (Equus cabullus morganensis) was adopted as the state horse of Massachusetts in 1970.

Morgans are descendants of "Figure," a sturdy little bay stallion owned by schoolteacher and singing master Justin Morgan of West Springfield, Massachusetts. Born in 1789, and later known by his master's name (Justin Morgan), this horse outran and outworked any horse that was brought against him. In 1821 the gallant little horse died at the age of 32.



Marvelous Morgan Horses