Animal Stories - Morgan Horse

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  The Morgan Horse is one of the native american horses and became the most popular American breed of the 19th century!
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Anonymous - 2013-08-02
Morgan horses are spirited, but are they jumpy and highstrung? I am looking for a first horse and I am afraid of horses when they are highstrung. Thanks.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-04
    Well any horse can be high-strung, but Morgan horses generally aren't too high-strung. Other good ones are Quarter Horses and Paint Horses.
  • Anonymous - 2013-11-03
    It depends upon the type of Morgan family the Morgan horse you select comes from. I have a 'Show' Morgan and this type is spirited, sassy, proud yet stubburn and defiante. She can be a handful if you are hardhanded or give poor cues in how to work her. She is more like a performance horse. A friend of ours has a 'Working' Morgan and that type is easygoing, lighthearted with a willingness to be your companion. It's this type of horse which most persons envision owning. They are kind of like the Paint horse or maybe even a Quarter horse. But, please check out what his/her lineage is before you commit yourself to the Morgan horse. I love our 'Show' Morgan, she is alot of work and full of sass but she is well worth the time and effort put into her.
  • The unknown horse lover - 2014-05-09
    Any horse can be high strung, I have a 4 year old quarter horse mare that hasn't been ridden in over a year because she got injured terribly while running in the field with my Uncle's horses. They caused her to kick a trailer and her hoof came half off, she was on stable rest for months after that. Now her hoof is healed except when I get on her, she bucks. So um...I guess my point is, any horse can be high strung or aggressive or both. But my suggestion would be a cross-breed, maybe a Morgan, Clydesdale mix? I have one of them and she is amazingly well behaved and talented, she's also great for beginning riders, she's 17. Try looking up cross-breeds and tell me what you think! I hope this helped!
Dee - 2014-03-03
My cousin bought a Morgan mare about 4 years ago. He has been gracious enough to let me ride her any time I want. She is very high strung and the most amazing animal ever. She's in her mid 20s, but you would never know she's that old. She is not a horse for a novice as she will take full advantage of someone who does not know what they are doing.

fred - 2011-12-21
I have a 22 year old Morgan mare who thinks and acts like a 6 year old! She's still doing 50 mile Endurance races and LOVES to jump! She has been unbelievably healthy and can be a real sweetheart when she wants to be. I've been looking at other breeds for my next horse, but none are as versatile as a Morgan!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-22
    WOW that one has stamina - must be much good care and lots of love.
  • Charlene - 2014-01-28
    I'm thinking about adopting a 25year old x show jumper Morgan gelding. From a rescue. In a way I'm worried he might be too old. I plan on doing trail riding. Thanks Charlene
Kay - 2014-01-18
I bought a Morgan at an auction for my daughter when she was 10 years old. She liked to hang around the race track. A lot ofpeople hit her up for a race. She out run every horse. A lot of people tried to buy him. She liked to barrel race . He couldnt change leads at the barrels. I bought her a quarter horse. He could change leads but was not near as fast as the Morgan. She then gave the morgan back to me. I never been on a better horse. I kept him until he died of old age. If I ever get another horse it would be a Morgan

doug - 2013-02-06
I agree about the Morgan breed....I owned two in the past......both are gone sad to say.....both were very smart and fast learners.. used as saddle rides only but were what I call 'Lap Horses' that is to say 'they needed to be near me all the time' would jump standard fence to be near me, and walk a cattle guard with ease. The Best! Doug

VICTORIA - 2012-07-04
I recently purchased my first horse at 54 yrs old. I have been around many horses and a variety of riding practices. After all these years i've waited to purchase my 'perfect' horse for me. As i approach my gold years i chose the 'morgan' for its overall sweet disposition, smarts. I have found the 'morgan breed' to have a consistency of alertness without the spook or quirky indulgences many horses test you with. The mare i purchased is 20 yrs. Old going on 7! What a prize and a joy indeed. I would recommend the morgan for any age trainer or rider. Morgans are strong beyond belief considering there overall smaller 14. 0 to 16. 0 h. Love my girl 

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-04
    You go girl and congratulations. 
  • Emily - 2012-12-05
    Congratulations! I have a 21 years young Morgan gelding at home- I swear he thinks he's Seabiscuit at times. He's a great horse if a little spirited (my mom refuses to ride him) and I use him for trail riding and pleasure, which he has little patience for, and we barrel race. The thing he likes the most though is racing my friend's Arab- he can out run the Quarter Horses and Arabs that my friends have, though he's ten years older than the oldest horse. I have never been more impressed with a horse's spirit before I met my Ben four years ago. You made a great choice in picking a Morgan. Happy Trails!
Cheryl - 2013-03-03
I have a beautiful Morgan mare, I had her since she was 7 mo's old. Now almost 13 yrs old. She is a liver ch-Choc dapple. She is a very fast learner and loves to do tricks, all though, she tends to lie about her age. She loves to jump and trail ride. I'm going to teach her western dressage. She loves music and is a ham in show, and parades. Oh by the way, she is 20% Justin Morgan bloodlines. Justin Morgan came from a mix of Thoroughbred, Arabian, and the Standard bred horse line, in the 1700's. Justin Morgan was born in 1789 and was called Figure then called Justin Morgan.

rebecca - 2012-12-30
i recently got a 6 year old morgan mare as a pleasure and show horse and she has been a wonderful all around pleasure horse and for anyone looking for a first horse i would recomend a older morgan gelding because of thier gentle nature they would be great!

Gill Cooper - 2012-10-30
My Morgans name is Cheek & he really lives up to his name . I wouldnt swap him for all the world .

Mrs. Kalentons - 2012-01-22
Hello, Would a morgan suit my beginner daughter Fraily as a good horse? thanks.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-22
    I can't see why not, they are spirited but very cooperative. But I would suggest you, your daughter, and possibly your daughters trainer, meet any horse you are considering and ride it before commiting. Make sure that both the horse is trained to your satisfaciton and make sure your daughter has developed the necessary skills to work with it.
  • Mrs. Kalentons - 2012-01-23
    Thank You for the information Clarice Brough.
  • VICTORIA - 2012-07-04
    I would be curious to know if you went with a morgan? How is your daughter doing? Or, what did you decide on and why? Thank you.