The Park Morgans in my family did not have any funny shoes or messed up feet. They were stout and proud but did have higher knee action, but nothing like seen today, it was a long time ago.
Mine was a Lippitt Morgan, I broke her to drive before riding, very surefooted and kind.
In my experience the Morgan horse was very much a 1 person animal, would tolerate other people, but really bonds to their owner.
Anyway, we digress from the topic...what is the favorite gaited breed.
I'm still saying the TW, but I am meaning the basic traditional Walker, long comfortable stride, steps it up with a kiss, and goes all day long...
I just finished watching a special on tv about the Lippitt Morgan.
Wow, I forgot how much I had forgotten about Morgans since I owned mine when I was younger. (About *bleep* years ago.)
This was the style my mare was and the type of Morgan I have always liked.
But the Morgan breeders and show people in my area were doing the park style (as they called them) and they were almost indecernable from Saddlebreds. At least in my area, and is where my hoof comment came from. The hooves on those Morgans where the same as I saw in Saddlebred show stables back then and what I have seen recently.
I always (personally) thought it was a shame to shape and outcross Morgans into something it was not and with almost no connection to Figure, the foundation stallion.
Glad to see the Lippitt line, although rare, is still around.
So, getting back to the OP, if the gaited Morgan is anything like the Lippett Morgan I'm putting them at the top of my list now, above MFT. (Sorry MFT folks)