A man named Justin Morgan was given a foal in 1789, just 13 years after the United States Declared independence from Great Britain. This horse, which took on the owner’s name, as was customary, because famous several counties around for its great strength, having the ability to outrun and outpull all other horses in the area. The Morgan horse was often requested for siring new foals, and equally important, it passed its strength and endurance to its offspring. Today’s Morgan horses all trace their lineage from this Morgan horse. The breed standard prefers an expressive head with well-defined neck and chest, with a height between 14.1 and 15.2 hands.