Justin Morgan Had a Horse
Justin Morgan Had a Horse is a children's historical novel by Marguerite Henry, illustrated by Wesley Dennis and published by Wilcox & Follett of Chicago in 1945. It concerns horse-breeding in Vermont in the late eighteenth century. It was one runner-up for the Newbery Medal in 1946 (a Newbery Honor Book in later terms).
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.
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