Whispering Meadows Morgan Farm came about because of a life long passion of horses. After working on Morgan breeding farm, it became clear that I loved breeding, Morgans had won my heart, and I wanted to share the Morgan breed with others.
The Morgan horse is the first horse breed developed in the United States. Tracing back to the foundation sire Figure later named Justin Morgan after his best-known owner, Morgans served many roles in 19th-century American history, being used as coach horses and for harness racing, as general riding animals, and as Cavalry horses during the American Civil War on both sides of the conflict. Morgans have influenced other major American breeds, including but not limited to the American Quarter Horse, Tennessee Walking Horse and the Standardbred. During the 19th and 20th centuries, they were exported to other countries, including England, where a Morgan stallion influenced the breeding of the Hackney Horse. In 1907, the US Department of Agriculture established the U.S Morgan Farm near Middlebury, VT. for the purpose of perpetuating and improving the Morgan breed; the farm was later transferred to the University of Vermont.The first breed registry was established in 1909, and since then many organizations in the US, Europe and Oceania have developed. There were estimated to be over 175,000 Morgan horses worldwide in 2005.
The Morgan is a compact, refined breed, they come in many Colors including several variations of splash and pinto. Used in many disciplines, the breed is known for its versatility. Which is what we aim to be producing within our program. Morgans make great family horses, ranch horses, Dressage horses, English horses, and driving horses just to name a few. Whatever your purpose is for your horses, a Morgan will step up to meet the challenge.