The breed was developed in the early 20th century when L.L. Dorsey decided to breed a carriage horse for the US and crossed an Arabian stallion to a Morgan mare. This cross produced a breathtaking stallion with a coat of gold and amazing trotting speed.
By the 1920’s the term Morab had been coined to describe this unique cross of breeds and their popularity grew.
Average height 14.1 – 15.2 hands
Head is refined with a straight or slightly concave profile
Eyes are large & expressive
Neck is heavy but refined and well proportioned
Back is short & strong
Chest is broad & deep
Legs are sound with large joints
Hooves are round, broad & tough
Tractable & easy to train
Calm & affectionate