I was at work today and it was slow, so I read through the entire HEARST RANCH coffee table book.
I took some photos of particular pages that spoke of WR Hearst’s love of the Arab breed, the Morgan breed (Yay!) and his combination of them both to create the Morab Registry.
First, though, here are the private horses who reside at the Hearst private residences in San Simeon, CA. I park my car right next to where they are fed, so I see them whenever I am at work. These guys look like quarter horses. They are very well maintained, always looks groomed and they have proper fly masks and hoof care. However, they are shy, so getting photos wasn’t easy. I crouched next to the alfalfa bale, which made me more interesting.
I don’t know who owns these horses… but they live on private Hearst property. And, their paddock is inclusive of the original little San Simeon schoolhouse – plus a zillion lovely acres of California coastline. I so wish I could ride my horses on these premises.
THE HEARST HORSES.
WHAT WAS INSIDE THE BOOK! HEARST AND HIS ARABS, MORGANS AND MORABS!
I need to research more about this… but WR Hearst loved Morgans and rode them on the ranch. He also had a great appreciation for the Arab breed and scoured their continent to bring back the best specimens to the US. He then bred them and created the Morab registry!
Here is the book that we have at work… and I’ve read it cover to cover!