I have always had a love for history, particularly American History. It was history that
Inspired me to get involved with breeding Morgan Horses in 1988 and it was history that
obsessed me to dig deeper into the past of this great breed of horse. The story of one
colt who was taken from Massachusetts, brought to Vermont and who became the
progenitor of a breed of horse is an amazing one. It's a story that digs deep into
Vermont's beginnings and it's a story that makes you want to continue to
search for more. One progenitor of a breed is something that has never happened
before and will more than likely never happen again. We all know that it takes two to
procreate but this one colt who was brought to Vermont by his breeder in 1792 at the
age of three created offspring after offspring in his likeness.
There are a number of "lovers" of The Morgan Horse who have spent years researching the breed to find out who owned Figure throughout his life. They wanted to know every little detail like what he did and what mares he bred. The Morgan Horse Family has quite a history since Morgan Horses were used to clear the land, the race horse of choice, were family horses and were the select mount of for the US Calvary. I love the Morgan Horse for his versatility and beauty but the frosting on the cake for me is its history. The history of Figure is a long story but difficult to research because of how differently the stories have been told and changed over the years. Hence as I was once told by a friend that the word "history" is based on the two words of "his" and "story" and yes those stories do have differences in them and those differences made finding the truth difficult.