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Movie Poster Scraps VIII: Justin Morgan Had a Horse (1972) (Justin Morgan Had a Horse; 1972; Hollingsworth Morse; Don Murray; R.G. Armstrong; Whit Bissell; Gary Crosby; E.W. Firestone; James Hampton; John Hubbard; Mike Road; John Smith; Lana Wood; animal film; 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. In 1972, the book was made into a film by Disney Studios. The film version starred Don Murray as Justin Morgan.
This true story is about Justin Morgan, the colonial schoolteacher who developed the Morgan Horse. An inspirational film which demonstrates the value of self-sacrifice and hard work.
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.