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A Morab is a horse that appears powerful, muscular and displays athleticism with grace and distinct refinement. They have good saddle conformation and are compact, smooth and stylish. They reach full maturity at 5-7years To breed a Morab you start with the two, already famous breeds, the Arabian and the Morgan, who, in their own right, made their place among some of the most desired breeds of choice in North America and the World. Blending these two breeds gives you the first generation of a Morab. From then on the Morab is bred to Morab. With the wonderful presence of the Morgan and the beauty of the Arabian, you can see why blending these two magnificent breeds could produce nothing less than a well balanced, well tempered, and beautiful horse.

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Though Morabs are new as a registered breed. Don’t think they haven’t been around for a long time. You may or may not be surprised to know that people have been breeding Morabs for over a hundred years. The earliest record of a Morab is in 1855.

As a matter of fact, the famous American publisher, William Randolph Hearst, bred Morabs to work on his 80,000-acre San Simeon Ranch in California and…. He is the one who named them Morabs.

In the beginning years of developing some of the very popular North American Breeds of today the Morgan and Arabian played a large role, and within this historical knowledge of the developed breeds it shows the Morab was a part of it … So, in a way, Morabs were a form of a foundation to some famous breeds of today.

Morabs are very distinct. With out a doubt, Morabs are proving that they transmit their distinguishing characteristics to their continued generations, putting the question of breed status to rest! Only first generation can posses 1/2 Morgan registration, and 1/2 Arabian registration along with their Registration in the Canadian Morab Registry. This makes the next generations of Morabs Registerable only in the Morab Registry

The average Morab is between 14.2 and 15.2 hands high and weighs between 950 – 1200 pounds. The Morab’s skeleton is very different than other horse breeds. Like the Arabian, they have one less rib and 3 less vertebrae, but unique totally to the Morab is the shape of their hindquarters as well as the different pelvic angle. Along with other characteristics, these are the most apparent differences from any other breed.

Taking the Arabian horse, often called the “Drinker Of The Wind” because of its powerful lungs, and combining it with the broad, powerful chest of the Morgan, gave the Morab a naturally superior breathing system.

A wide forehead sets off large, dark expressive eyes. A thick mane and tail balances out its muscular build. The Morab’s head may be straight to slightly dished with a big powerful jaw in conjunction with a small muzzle

All well-bred Morabs have a consistently uniformed look, with some degree of refinement; with successive generations showing very little if any change from the first generation. It is this ability to transmit their distinquishing characteristics to their offspring that makes the Morab a distinct breed rather than just another nice cross-bred horse.

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• A Morab holds the 5,000 miles in one year record for endurance racing.
• A Morab named Pinto did 20,000 miles in 3+ years in the early 1900's, and was the only horse in the group to do so & he holds the record for the longest continual ride in the northern hemisphere.
• A Morab received a Team Silver medal in endurance at the Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and this horse has, also, received his 6000 AERC mile Medallion
• Two matched Morab Stallions were the Lone Ranger's horse named Silver.
• A Morab stallion being bred to Morgan mares started the American Albino breed
• A Morab named Pancho was a two-time Tevis Cup winner, and Haggin Cup winner.
• Morabs have been documented as long as the original Morgan
• Morabs versatility in many disciplines are becoming the horse of choice for many competitions, such as Distance Riding, Eventing, Reining, Driving, Dressage, Western/English Equitation and Pleasure, etc.
• Morabs have next to no feet and leg problems.
Morabs here in Canada are proving their abilities in the Endurance and Distance Riding with an achievement of the Legion of Honour Award. This is just the beginning of the possibilities for the Morab Horse. Morabs are, also, excelling in Hunter, Dressage, Penning, Gymkhana, Pony Club, 3-day Eventing, Driving, and pleasure.


We call the Morab “A Horse For All Reasons” because they are so versatile. They have a real love for people and are very easy going.

Their shorter back gives the Morab great strength and a smooth gait. These are reasons why the Morab excels in Competitive and Endurance events. Working off its powerful hind quarters and using their natural athletic ability makes the Morab well suited for the high performance demands of Dressage, Jumping and Cutting Horses. Their natural collection and beauty take peoples breath away when they see a Morab in Harness Though the obvious traits of the Morab are highly prized, most owners and breeders will say that the Morab’s intelligent, dependable and affectionate nature is what is valued most.

Morabs are known to assess and accommodate their rider’s abilities and perform in accordance to their rider and the task at hand. The Morab is one that excels in the show ring, as a working horse, or on the trail. They are also well adjusted and can comfortably switch back and forth in all these activities.

Once people own a Morab, they soon discover the special qualities and find they never want to sell them. Morabs don’t change owners very often.


F1; F2; F3 Represents First; Second; Third Generations

Offspring of a Registered Purebred Arabian and a Registered Purebred Morgan. This offspring is the F1 Morab.

A F1 Morab (100%) bred to another 100% Morab creates consecutive generations of Morab. ALWAYS 100% Morab bred to another 100% Morab.

This is how we develop the Morab breed in Canada. In compliance with the Animal Pedigree Act and by adhering to strict breeding practices we will reach full breed status when we have a minimum of 60 - F1, 100 - F2 & 200 - F3 Morabs.

Breeding a 100% Morab to something other than another 100% Morab is considered out crossing & the offspring will not qualify as a Morab.

All Morabs registered with the "Canadian Morab Association" will be 100% Morab; no less no more.


Currently, the Morab has what they call “Evolving Breed Status” which means we have to continue proving that the Morab is consistent in their traits through generations. Once we have a designated number of 1 st , 2 nd & 3 rd generations of Morabs, Agriculture Canada will assess our animals. When they are satisfied with our presentation of these generations, we will move from Evolving Breed Status to“Distinct Breed Status”.

The ‘Animal Pedigree Act’ states that each distinct breed must clearly display the distinct and recognizable qualities and an explanation must be provided to the Agriculture Canada on what way each new breed could be considered of significant value or usefulness and how the effective foundation population of the breed is adequate to permit breed improvement

Through our current success, we are well on our way of satisfying the‘Animal Pedigree Act’

All the Morabs producing continued generations must be Approved Breeding Stock before their offspring can be registered. The Morab Stallions must have a thorough Veterinary examination as well as the Approval for their offspring to qualify. This process is a necessary part of creating a solid foundation to the Morab Breed.

The Canadian Morab Association is the only Morab Registry in the World with a government approved breed status, registry, breeding and approval program.

To conclude, today’s Morab is a carefully bred horse, representing the finest traits of both its founding breeds. Joining Morgan and Arabian blood produces the “Magnificent Morab”, an extremely versatile breed of exciting horses!


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