Vermont lawmakers are trying to keep the National Museum of the Morgan Horse from moving from Shelburne to Kentucky. The Morgan horse is the state animal of Vermont. Chelsea Representative Sylvia Kennedy has proposed a resolution in the Legislature urging the Morgan Horse Institute, which owns the museum, to stay in Vermont.
Morgan Institute Attorney Tom Carlson says no decision has been made, but the Kentucky Horse Park in Louisville gets about a million visitors a year. The museum in Shelburne gets less than five-thousand. Kennedy wants the state to help the museum relocate within Vermont.