• Eventing Nation Andrew Nicholson has withdrawn Quimbo from @RolexKentucky: http://t.co/yBJ7pKoEU6 #eventinglive Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2014 9:26:35 AM
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  • Erin Ryder Hsu My inner monologue this week goes something like this: Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex Rolex #rk3de Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2014 8:59:21 AM
  • USEF Look who was out and about this morning, reigning #wcf champ Simon @JohnMaddenSales http://t.co/iDjvAIpfEr Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2014 5:02:50 AM
  • The FEI Beezie Madden & Simon, defending champions aiming for USA back-to-back hat-trick @Longines FEI WC #showjumping Final http://t.co/34LjXI2 Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/21/2014 5:02:46 AM
  • USEF Network Konyot and Parra Close Out 2014 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Final with Improved Scores http://t.co/7JBanWu5kt 4/20/2014 7:13:09 PM
  • USEF Network This time next week, we'll know who the 2014 #rk3de winner is http://t.co/U3n4Q2knpT 4 days until it begins http://t.co/bEXnhQGVCb 4/20/2014 4:24:58 PM
  • USEF Network 7 U.S. horses will jump in @FEI_WCUP_LYON Final Round on Monday. Farrington will rest Voyuer http://t.co/rLegMq6p6n 4/20/2014 10:33:18 AM
  • NCEA Georgia defeats South Carolina 8-8 on tiebreaker to win 2014 #NCEA National Championship. Retweeted by USEFNetwork 4/19/2014 9:00:28 PM

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The proud, personable and stalwart Morgan is a truly American creation representing America’s first horse breed, and its heritage parallels many significant historical events in this country. In the late 1780s, teacher, composer and businessman Justin Morgan acquired a young colt whose compact muscular build, stylish way of going and ability to outwork and outperform other horses caught the attention of area settlers and soon made him a legend. Although the stallion’s real name was Figure, he became known (as was the custom of the day) by his owner’s name, hence the Justin Morgan horse became the foundation sire for the Morgan breed.

By the mid-1800s, Morgans were widely distributed across the United States. These acclaimed general-purpose work horses proved indispensible on farms and in the fields. During the Civil War, Morgans were highly desired and served as cavalry mounts and artillery horses. In fact, the First Vermont Cavalry was mounted entirely on Morgans. The stamina and spirit of the Morgan, combined with its build and way of traveling, contributed in part to the formation of other American breeds, including the American Quarter Horse, the Standardbred, the Tennessee Walking Horse and the American Saddlebred. Morgans range in height from 14.1 to 15.3 hands, and their color can be bay, black, chestnut, grey, palomino, dun and even buckskin. The breed comprises a large number of entries at combined driving and carriage events and was the first American breed to represent the United States in World Pairs Driving competition. Morgans also excel in many other disciplines, including English and Western pleasure, park under-saddle and in harness, hunter, jumper, dressage, reining, cutting, endurance and competitive trail. Today, the Morgan serves as one of the nation’s top show horses, and the breed’s soundness, power, agility, versatility and stamina make it the choice for many equestrians. American Morgan Horse Association morganhorse.com

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