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Morgan
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Equus caballus
Family Name:
Equidae
Origin or Range:
United States
Size:
average is between 14.1 and 15.2 hands tall.
Weight:
unknown
Compatibility:
Relatively Non-Aggressive
 
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Morgan

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Description
  The Morgan Horse has been popular as versatile showing horses for years. They are very well known for there gentle, affectionate personalities. They will love and bond strongly with their handlers. They are ambitious and athletic as well as versatile, and are used in driving, jumping, and even therapeutic riding because of their smooth stride and stamina. About twenty percent of all Morgan Horses have a genetic trait, which makes them have an intermediate form of gait. They are available in a variety of colors. These range from buckskin, creme, palomino, or tan to bay, brown, chestnut, gray or black. They have broad foreheads, with small ears and kind, alert eyes. Sometimes the mares'ears are a bit longer than those of male Morgans. The muzzle is tapered and the nostrils are expressive and large. The neck is well arched, and the chest is wide. Their body is compact and deep and compliment their well- angled shoulders and straight, powerful legs. The bone structure is flat and dense, and the the hooves are very hard and round. Morgans are valued throughout the United States for their smooth gait. Paces include walk, canter, trot, rack, running walk, fox trot and stepping pace. Morgans live more than 20 years.  
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