The Morgan horse takes its name from a man called Justin Morgan.
The Morgan horse takes its name from a man called Justin Morgan. His stallion, Figure, was not very big, but was so strong that in driving competitions he could even beat coldbloods. Even in his old age, he still won races. That made him a very popular stud horse – enough so that he sired an entire breed by himself.
The first Morgan horse was a stallion named Figure. He lived to a grand old age of 32.
- Scientific name: Equus caballus
- Global home: Americas
- Conservation status: Least concern