Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Justin Morgan Had a Horse is a children's historical novel by Marguerite Henry. It concerns horse-breeding in Vermont in the late eighteenth century. The novel, illustrated by Wesley Dennis, was first published in 1945 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1946.
The schoolmaster, Justin Morgan, takes two colts as payment for an old debt. The younger of the two grows into a sturdy, though small, riding horse which served as the foundation of the Morgan breed of horse.