Foundation Morgan is the old type, classic
style Morgan horse which was prized during the mid
1800's to early 1900's and still highly valued by
dedicated breeders and admirers today.
Morgans exhibit strong characteristics distinguishable
from most modern day Morgans by their compact, close
ribbed bodies, substance of bone, deep well-rounded
quarters, oblique shoulders, broad forehead with
soft kind eye and short ears, medium length neck
nicely crested...all described as baroque in type.
These old bloodlines are those that make very versatile
animals and their intelligence and sensible dispositions
make for an all around excellent family horse as
well as a serious contender in any discipline.
in the 1930's, crossing Morgans with Saddlebreds
was quite fashionable due to the popularity of the
Saddlebred and the prestige they brought in the show
ring. This practice resulted in Morgans which were
less and less of classic Morgan type. More than 80%
of living Morgans today have modern Saddlebred crosses.
The "foundation" Morgan bloodlines have NO modern
Saddlebred outcrosses after 1930 and their male tail sireline
must trace directly to Justin Morgan. More information here.
Our mission is to preserve and promote the Foundation Morgan
so that we may continue to enjoy the original traits and
characteristics that made this breed so special and unique.