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post #1 of 51 Old 11-17-2008, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Morgans, anyone?

I've gone through pages and pages of this breed forum, searching for something relating to the Morgan horse. I found Friesians aplenty, Warmbloods galore, more Quarter Horses, Paints, and Appaloosas than I could count, and even a few Standardbreds and Thoroughbreds thrown in the mix. But through all these pages, the most I could find of my favorite breed of horse in the entire world, were a couple of crosses. And even those seemed to be talking more about the non-Morgan half! Unless, of course, I went back almost a year in threads...But that seems a little ridiculous.

Not to sound rude here, but I find it a little of a shock to be on a horse forum and not find more people who want to discuss Morgan horses. They're such an amazing breed with so many good characteristics and interesting personalities. They're the foundation for many of the breeds that I saw in such great numbers in my search, even. They're versatile, eager to please, and full of spirit. What's not to talk about (and love..)?

Of course, I'm a bit biased, being head over heels in love with my own Morgan gelding. But can you tell me you'd be any different if your horse's breed was sadly overlooked?

So I've started this thread, in the hopes some fellow Morgan lovers (or people who are just curious about them, or know something about them, or anything really) will pop in and have a chat. Let's see what happens, eh?


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post #2 of 51 Old 11-17-2008, 07:03 PM
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I love Morgans!!!! They sure are sturdy little boogers

Doncha feel bad about Morgans not being brought up much...saddlebreds aren't brought up much either, and they are my fav. breed

I've known quite a few Morgans - from a great little trail horse named Trouble, to a flop-eared lesson saint, to a snappy park horse - - all very great horses!

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Originally Posted by kickshaw View Post
I love Morgans!!!! They sure are sturdy little boogers

Doncha feel bad about Morgans not being brought up much...saddlebreds aren't brought up much either, and they are my fav. breed

I've known quite a few Morgans - from a great little trail horse named Trouble, to a flop-eared lesson saint, to a snappy park horse - - all very great horses!
Now that you mention it, I noticed there weren't many Saddlebred threads either...A shame. They're beautiful too, even if I don't know much about them...

But yay! Another Morgan lover. I suppose you could say I'm a bit new to the breed, since I don't know very many of them personally, but I've admired them all my life. Used to collect every Morgan book I could find, when I was little. :)
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post #4 of 51 Old 11-17-2008, 08:42 PM
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I used to groom at Morgan shows, then I showed them! I did hunt seat, driving, and in-hand. They are such amazing creatures! So versatile, and so very, very smart.
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post #5 of 51 Old 11-17-2008, 08:58 PM
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Morgans have always been on my "A" list.

Even though I grew up in QH/App country, Morgans were revered by the older generation, and could do no wrong

My grandpap raised Welsh/Morgan crosses; my cousin and I started handling them from birth, and trained them to ride and drive.

Grandpap's little Morgan/Cross chestnut mare was a single-footin' fool. Sadly she never passed that on to any of her foals.

Babe was 33 when she passed --- she jumped the fence chasing a deer out of her pasture and was hit by a car. It was after dark and she couldn't be seen until it was too late This was back in the early 70's when horses didn't have that long of a life. She had a good gene pool and Grandpap gave her the best of care

Back in my youth, two of my Keeper horses were Morabs - one was Egyptian Arab/Lippett-bred Morgan.

Had I been able to find a gaited Morgan 18 years ago I probably wouldn't have my Tennessee Walkers. It was go gaited or never ride again in the manner I was used to riding.

What many folks don't know is that the Foundation Mare of Record for the Tennessee Walking Horse breed was a black MORGAN mare by the name of Maggie Marshall. She was a granddaughter of Figure.

Your avatar is only a head shot of your Morgan and he is gorgeous. Where's the rest of him?
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post #6 of 51 Old 11-17-2008, 09:09 PM
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I love morgans! I'd never really payed much attention to them until recently while I was thinking horse breed that would make a nice next horse. I've considered everything from drafts to Arabs to gaited horses. At the moment I'm pretty much tied between the gaited horses and Morgans... I can definately find more Morgans in my state. I think they're beautiful and I love their versatility! They're so strong for their size. I don't knoe much about them though :/

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I'm so happy to see so many people here showing how much they love Morgans. It's so interesting to hear how people've gotten involved in them...

walkinthewalk, That is so interesting! I had no idea about the Foundation Mare of Record, and that is wonderful, how you grew up with such wonderful Morgan crosses. :) And as for the rest of my boy, he's a bit chubby at the moment from a little too much grass. xD I've got a few pictures of him in full hanging around my computer, though. I'll get them here eventually. He's the old style of Morgan, closer to Justin Morgan's type.

confetti, What do you want to know about them? I can tell you a lot, and I'm sure other people would be glad to chip in with what they know too. :)
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I love Morgans, too!! They're a breed that are like close to home for me 'cuz it's my mom's favourite breed since... forever!! But that also makes me VERY picky. I have my mother's standards...I can't stand the "new" or "sport" type that basically look like Arabians. I like the old fashion, Justin Morgan, Lippitt, built-like-a-Ford Morgans!

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I had a great uncle who thought the morgan was the prefect horse, He was the person who got me into horse. i love QH's, but I have alot of respect for Morgans.

As a side note, Morgans were the favorite mount of the Northern Cavalry units in the Civil War.

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post #10 of 51 Old 11-18-2008, 12:25 AM
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I'm also a proud owner of a Morgan. Like somebody else had mentioned, they are smart. I use to own a QTR horse many years ago. He was a nice horse too. I Never thought I would own a Morgan. It just happened and he is great.
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