One of the earliest horse breeds developed in the United States is the Morgan Horse. It served for many purposes such as coach horse, harness racing, and general riding. They were also used as cavalry horses during the American Civil War and have influenced on other breeds, for example, the American Quarter Horse, Tennessee Walking Horse, and the Standardbred.
The Morgan Horses have an expressive face, large eyes, well-defined withers and laid back shoulders. You’ll be amazed by their appearance which is even more striking because of their well-arched neck, the clean-cut head, and refined build.
Officially there is one Breed Standard for Morgan type regardless of the discipline or the bloodline of the individual horse. In the video below you’ll have an opportunity to see the original “old” style Morgan who looks different than the “newer” Morgan horse.
In comparison with the “newer” style Morgan, the old one is more compact and muscular. Which one do you prefer more? Enjoy the video below, it is a tribute to the “old” style Morgan horses!