History of Morgan Horse – The Western Horseman Nov 1950

The Western Horseman Magazine November 1950

September 14, 2019

The Western Horseman Magazine November 1950

This wonderful and rare find of The Western Horseman from November 1950 was just made available for purchase and of course I just had to get it!  (If you recognize that picture it is a rendition of the Justin Morgan horse by George Ford Morris and I will definitely be talking about this again soon.)  If you know me, you know that I am extremely vested in saving the Morgan Horse from extinction.  I help to preserve Foundation Morgan Horses.  This is not just a cause, but an extreme passion.  

The Western Horseman Magazine November 1950 - pg 8

Most Morgan Horse lovers might know a bit about the history of the Morgan Horse.  This magazine details some of the dealings that occurred in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  It focuses on Dick Sellman and the fact that he recognized that Morgan breeders needed to preserve the Morgan Horse.  

The Western Horseman Magazine November 1950 - pg 32

As all magazines have done for… well, forever… the story is split up throughout it and I’ve tried to put the articles in order instead of putting the pages in a specific order.  Although we now refer to these horses as Foundation Morgan Horses,  

The last part of the article is at the top of the page.  It talks about the fact that Morgan Horses are no longer found in only one part of the country.  They are all over!  

My horses are considered Western Working Morgan Horses, but we refer to them as Foundation Morgan Horses, Traditional Morgan Horses, “Old-Style” Morgan Horses, and a few more that may come about.  I say “we” because there are at least a couple of us trying to help preserve the Morgan Horse breed!  In the coming months, you’ll get to see some of what is going on at MY house, and I will try to post information about other Foundation Morgan Horse breeders that I am directly involved with and let everyone get a glimpse of how we are working hard to help save Foundation Morgan Horses!