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How Many Foundation Morgans are Left?

Take a look at this eye-opening report and graph compiled by Mike Arnold.


Foundation Qualified Morgans by Decade

 
Mares
Stallions
Geldings
Decade
Reg. Morgans

Found. Qualified
%
Found. Qualified
Reg. Morgans

Found. Qualified
%
Found. Qualified

Reg. Morgans

Found.
Qualified
%
Found.
Qualified

Reg.
Morgans

Found.
Qualified
%
Found.
Qualified
1930-1940
1503
1487
98.9%
864
853
98.7%
569
565
99.3%
70
69
98.6%
1940-1950
4555
4412
96.8%
2390
2317
96.9%
1744
1701
97.5%
421
394
93.6%
1950-1960
5329
4970
93.2%
2900
2703
93.2%
1365
1282
93.9%
1064
985
92.6%
1960-1970
16711
13860
82.9%
8500
7084
83.3%
3315
2732
82.4%
4896
4044
82.6%
1970-1980
34578
19932
57.6%
17726
10362
58.5%
6532
3854
59.0%
10320
5716
55.4%
1980-1990
43680
13179
30.1%
22628
6939
30.7%
8287
2826
34.1%
12765
3414
26.7%
1990-2000
31987
5194
16.20%
16427
2700
16.4%
6916
1318
19.1%
8644
1176
13.6%
2000-2010
8029
1016
12.60%
4146
522
12.6%
3086
405
13.1%
797
89
11.2%

"Notice the decline in the numbers of Registered Morgans in the 1930's. This was due to the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, when many horses were not registered, starved to death, and it was the end of the horse and buggy
days. When the numbers went up, right after WW2, it was mostly very much due to the increase in numbers being raised in the west, popularity as a fancy pleasure horse, the Government Farm was encouraging ranchers, Indian reservations, etc., to raise more horses through the Remount program and also due to the general popularity of the Morgan as an all around, tough ranch horse. The Morgan was the most popular horse for ranch use in the 1940s and 50s, but then was overtaken by the Quarter Horse." ~Joanne Curtis

 

 

 

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