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Vermont State Animal

Morgan horse - click to see all mammal symbols
Morgan mare - photo by Anthony Domire Jr. on Wikipedia
(Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license).
See All State Animals - Mammals.

Morgan Horse

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The beautiful Morgan Horse (Equus cabullus morganensis) was adopted as the state horse of Vermont in 1961.

Morgans are descendants of "Figure," a sturdy little bay stallion owned by schoolteacher and singing master Justin Morgan of West Springfield, Massachusetts. Born in 1789, and later known by his master's name - Justin Morgan - this horse outran and outworked any horse that was brought against him. In 1821 the gallant little horse died at the age of 32.

Horses are official state symbols in 14 states

14 states have adopted state horse symbols; Vermont and Massachusetts: morgan horse; Alabama: racking horse; Idaho: Apaloosa horse; Kentucky and Maryland: thoroughbred horse; Tennessee: Tennessee walking horse; North Dakota: Nokota horse; Missouri: fox trotting horse, North Carolina: colonial Spanish mustang; Florida: Florida cracker horse; New Jersey: "the horse;" South Carolina: marsh tacky; and Texas: American Quarter horse. Horse symbols have been proposed by Oregon (Kiger mustang), and Arizona (colonial Spanish horse), but have not yet been adopted.
 

Source:
Vermont Symbols: Vermont Secretary of State
Links:
Best Horse Photos.com
All State Animals - Mammals


    

 

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