Official State Horse of Massachusetts
The beautiful Morgan Horse (Equus cabullus morganensis) was designated the official state horse of Massachusetts in 1970. All State Horses
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.