Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This Disney TV movie traces the origins of the Morgan saddle horse, America's first distinct breed. The story begins during the Revolutionary War, when Colonial schoolteacher Justin Morgan (Don Murray), though nearly penniless, sets about to develop a sire for horse-racing purposes. Not one but two exciting races cap this recreation of a little-known historical event. Featured in the cast are Lana Wood, R. G. Armstrong and Gary Crosby. Based on the book by Marguerite Henry, Justin Morgan Had a Horse was originally telecast February 6 and 13, 1972, as a two-part installment of The Wonderful World of Disney.
horse, horse-breeder, horse-racing, horse-trainer, schoolteacher