Originally Posted by sierrams1123
Me too, tinyliny.
OP, is this horse papered Morgan or did the previous owner say he was?
You're not crazy....
"Today, more than 60%, or even much higher, of horses with Morgan registration papers carry large amounts of recent Saddlebred blood, both "legally" and illegally from back-of-the-barn secret crosses to Saddlebreds, and also to Hackneys, both cob sized Hackney ponies and horse sized Hackneys.
This was done to cater to the Saddlebred look for the show ring.
The true Morgans have been driven from their own shows and are essentially a minority in their own breed, with over 60% of the horses with "Morgan" registration papers carrying the later Saddlebred crosses."