Part Bred Morgans
The popularity of the Morgan horse is increasing and so also is that of the Part Morgan. Noted for its versatility, temperament, willingness, and beauty, the Morgan passes these traits on when crossed with another breed. Any horse with one registered purebred parent is eligible for registration in the Part-Morgan Registry at Canadian Livestock Records Corporation in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Nanne's Brandia Dancer; Part Morgan/Friesan
owned and ridden by
Tamara Turgeon. Photo by Mackenzie Szabo.
In Memory of Jean Bridges
pictured with her part Morgan Gusborough Grey.
Two of the more popular crosses are the Morgan/Thoroughbred and the Morgan/Arab (Morab). The objective is to select positive characteristics of both parenting breeds and obtain the best of both in the offspring. Some breeders are attempting to develop horses which will challenge the European warmbloods on all levels.
The CMHA Awards System provides a division for the Part Morgan horse and a division of the Equine Canada rule book deals with the rules and regulations for showing the registered Part Morgan.
A Part Morgan is the choice of many families they exhibit many of the trademarks of the Morgan breed, such as physical beauty, endurance, good health in harsh climates, versatility, and a willing and intelligent attitude.
The Canadian Morgan Horse Association addresses itself to maintaining the registry, and developing promotional programs concerning the country as a whole. The Provincial and local Morgan clubs take charge of regional membership activities such as horse shows, trail rides, clinics, breed displays, point competitions and so forth. Part Morgan owners participate in all aspects of these activities on all levels.
For more information contact the CMHA Office.