Foaled around 1793 in West Springfield, Massachusetts, the colt Justin Morgan was taken to Vermont at either two or three years of age. Little is known about his breeding. However, he was used for groundwork and riding, and often competed in trotting and running races. Over the years Justin Morgan sired numerous foals and left his mark as a progenitor of good, sturdy trotters and saddle horses of stamina. The Morgan horse breed was founded by this stallion.
Published in the Harness Racing Museum's 1994 book, The Immortals