The War Effort at Cal Poly

Army in front of the old stables

The Army officially took over the ranch on October 28, 1943 when it became the Pomona Quartermaster Depot (Remount). Mr. Kellogg had not been pleased with the condition of the ranch under the management of the University of California and sought to have the ranch turned over to the United States government in support of military efforts during World War II.

Historically, Arabian horses were known for their suitability as war horses, especially due to their endurance and courage. In Arabian desert battles it was characteristic for the horse to stop when the rider fell and to remain with the fallen rider.