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    The American Morgan Horse

    The Morgan horse is certainly one of the oldest horse breeds ever developed in the US. Tracing back through the history of the American west, sire Justin, later named Justin after his owner, Morgans served a variety of roles as both a rider and a fighting horse. He was able to take part in the Spanish and French Wars as a horse trainer and he later moved to Oregon to establish a farm there. Eventually, he opened the Morgan Horse Farms and made a name for himself in the equestrian world. What makes the Morgan Horse such an intriguing horse to study is its long history as both a living…