Watch Morgan trainer Tim Roesink of Grove Pointe Stables LLC give an overview of the Morgan horse breed.

About This Video

The American Morgan horse is one of the earliest horse breeds originating in the United States. The breed began when a man named Justin Morgan purchased a stallion named Figure in the late 1700s. At the time, horses took the name of their owners, and "Justin Morgan's horse," as Figure was known, became the foundation sire of the Morgan breed. Well known for their arched necks, expressive eyes, slightly dished faces, and high tails, Morgan horses can excel at many different disciplines. You can find Morgan horses at just about any horse show in the United States competing in everything from saddle seat, to dressage, and even jumping and driving.


To learn more about the Morgan horse, visit the American Morgan Horse Association and US Equestrian's Morgan page. 


Key principles: 

  • History
  • Characteristics
  • Personality
  • Care
  • Versatility

About The Expert

Tim Roesink
Tim Roesink
Professional Morgan Trainer

Tim Roesink is a Morgan horse trainer and owner of Grove Pointe Stables in Hebron, Ohio. A seasoned competitor, Roesink has trained and shown more than 50 World Champion Morgan show horses in the halter, saddle, and harness divisions. He sits on the American Morgan Horse Association’s (AMHA) Morgan Judge’s School Committee, serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Morgan Gold Cup Horse Show, and is a former United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) Chapter 13 President. Roesink has also been a US Equestrian (USEF) Morgan judge for 12 years and has served on the USEF Hearing Committee for 10 years.

For over 25 years, Roesink has proven himself a devoted advocate for the breed, joining forces with people across the industry to help better promote the Morgan horse. “I am most proud of the longevity of success and the relationships shared with so many people in the horse industry,” said Roesink. “I am committed to giving back in any way possible to help the horse world grow and thrive.”