I was raised with Morgans. And have continued to ride and show them. I love them sooooooooo much. They're amazing.
Who else agrees?
I like morgans a lot! I haven't met a lot that I like but they are very pretty and hard working. They're great horses.
They're generally too small for me but I like the breed quite a bit.
kristy, you must be an amazon woman.
My mom's Morgan is almost 16 hands... and mine's close behind.
I said generally.
Number 13 on ideal breed characteristics from morganhorse.com: "The height ranges from 14.1 to 15.2 hands, with some individuals under or over."
I know what I originally posted was vague, but wanted to say that yes I know there are exceptions, but generally, they are smaller then what looks compatible with my build. I'm 5'11 with a 36 inch inseam.
I've never met a morgan. So i guess i am undecided on this topic, but, i must say that they are a beautiful breed.
Me and my friend are all about them. My friend only likes them because it starts with her name. I like them because the are stong and will listen to you.
Personally, Morgans are not my dish. As Kristy said, the breed standard is practically pony sized, and that just doesn't work for me. I don't feel comfortable riding a 14'2 hh horse on a 2 hour trail ride.. let alone a 14'2 hh horse with a petite build and refined features. If they were stockier and more bulldog-y i'd probably like them more.
Plus, the morgans i had most of my first hand experience with were crazy show horses.. and as we know (from the QH world, Arabian world, and TWH world) the show horses do NOT reflect the breeding standard.. in my opinion. These morgans were flighty, insane, and absolutely crazy under saddle. It did NOT look like a pleasurable ride, and you couldnt pay me to ride them.
The first morgan i ever met was the best morgan i ever met. He was what the breed was supposed to be (i imagine). He was only 14 hh, built like a arabian/qh cross (if i had to put my finger on it) and was very reliable and safe.
But, then again, a horse is what the owner makes it. I don't really believe that breeds have certain inate personality traits just because of their breed. Like saying that all Quarter Horses are smart and bomb proof. Well.. ALL horses are smart... and no horse is born bomb proof... its all in how the owner/handler/trainer raises them.
I digress :P
All in all i don't particularly care for morgans, but i dont dislike them at the same time. I'd never actively pursue one to purchase, but if i was looking at horses for sale and found a taller, calm morgan, i'd probably buy it.
I own a Lippitt Morgan stallion, a Morgan Gelding and a Morgan filly,
they are all the old style breed, around 15 h and very stocky.
They are so much more willing to please you than my Quaterhorses.
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