The Morab is a relatively new breed which arose in the mid-1980s as a compact and attractive all-purpose horse to ride, drive or goof around with. They were created by combining Morgans with Arabians (hence the name Morab). It’s possible that Quarter Horses were also added, but Quarter Horses are one of many breeds that originated from Arabian stock. Since the parentage of the foundation stallion Justin Morgan is unknown, he could have had Arabian blood in him, as well.
But whatever their origins, the Purebred Morab Horse Association adores these horses. They hope that you will fall under the Morab spell, too. The Purebred Morab Horse Association is not to be confused with the International Morab Breeders Association or the Morab Horse Association and Register.
What Is A Purebred Morab?
Basically, a purebred Morab is a horse that has both parents be Morabs and not full Morgans, Arabians or Quarter Horses. There is a very good argument that there is no such thing as purebred Morab, but there is also a very good argument that there is no such thing as a purebred horse, since if you go back far enough in a horse’s pedigree, they trace back to some other breed. But this gets a little confusing after a while.
So, what makes a breed a breed? If the mare and stallion produce offspring that look and act like the parents, then that’s a breed. If they get an association (or two), then they also have a really good chance of becoming a new breed. Remember the horses don’t care if they are purebreds or mixed-breeds. It’s only people that care, because you can charge more money for a purebred horse.
Advantages of the PMHA
Any breed organization is generally a club where people with a common interest get together and figure out ways how they can have fun and make money at the same time. With the PMHA, this common interest is Morabs. Many breed organizations come and go, just like any other club, but the PMHA has been around since 1984 and doesn’t show any signs of disappearing.
This is important for members, because membership isn’t free. They want to be sure their membership dues are investments and not just a ticket to a fancy club dinner every once in a while. PMHA promotes the Morab breed with high-profile shows, print advertising and a brilliant, user-friendly website.
The PMHA website is rated very highly on Google and other search engines for the keyword “morab”. If you can advertise your Morab-related business on the PMHA website, then you are guaranteed higher traffic and more business without having to shell out a lot for your own advertising.
The Purebred Morab Horse Association is geared more for American and Canadian breeders and showers only.