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Country of Origin: United States
Use today: Morabs are used for show and pleasure. They are popular carriage horses and are well-suited to endurance and competitive trail.
Color: Bay, chestnut and gray are most common. All solid colors are found.
Height: 14-15.2 hands

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Profile: Though only established as a breed in the late 20th century, the crossing of Morgan and Arabian bloodlines has been popular since the 1800s. The resulting horses were champion show and trotting horses. In the 1920s, publisher William Randolph Hearst crossed Morgans with Crabbett Arabians to create sturdy working horses at his California ranch. It was Hearst who coined the term "Morab." The first registry of Morabs began in the 1970s in California. Today, horses must have documented Morgan and Arabian bloodlines, but no more than 75% of either breed.

Characteristics: Morabs are prized for their intelligence and people-oriented nature. They combine the endurance of the Arabian with the Morgan's substance of bone and muscle. They are compact and powerful, displaying the naturally upright neck, expressive facial features and flagged tail of the contributing breeds. For More Info: Pureberd Morab Horse Association; International Morab Breeders Association

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