CANADIAN MORAB ASSOCIATION
56309 Rge Rd 12, Onoway, AB T0E 1V0
(780) 967 5580 Fax: 967 5540
IS 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.
3 year old Mare - Platinum Rating
Though Morabs are new as a registered breed. Dont think
they havent 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
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
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
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
CHARACTERISTICS / UNIQUENESS
The average Morab is between 14.2 and 15.2 hands high and
weighs between 950 1200 pounds. The Morabs 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 Morabs
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.
TIDBITS ABOUT THE MORAB HORSE
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
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
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.
REASONS FOR A MORAB AND ITS USES
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 Morabs intelligent, dependable
and affectionate nature is what is valued most.
Morabs are known to assess and accommodate their riders
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 dont change
owners very often.
HOW DO YOU BREED A MORAB
F2; F3 Represents First; Second; Third Generations
of a Registered Purebred Arabian and a Registered Purebred Morgan.
This offspring is the F1 Morab.
F1 Morab (100%) bred to another 100% Morab creates consecutive
generations of Morab. ALWAYS 100% Morab bred to another 100%
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.
a 100% Morab to something other than another 100% Morab is considered
out crossing & the offspring will not qualify as a Morab.
Morabs registered with the "Canadian Morab Association"
will be 100% Morab; no less no more.
& REGISTRY RESPONSIBILITIES
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 toDistinct Breed
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
theAnimal 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.
todays 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!
A HORSE FOR ALL
56309 Rge Rd 12, Onoway, AB T0E 1V0
(780) 967 5580 Fax: 967 5540