Okay, I'm NOT a color guru here nor a curly expert. This may be a really stupid question, but I'm just not sure where did she get the blanket from on her rump. Isn't that an appaloosa trait? I know some QH's have it. I don't see a blanket on her dam, is it from the sire or what?
O, color gurus, where are you?
Her bum comes from dad, who has a handsome spotted bum that I've seen on only two of his daughters so far, one being LaLa and other is CMC Dolly's Jubilee. But that is only of the foals of his that I've seen. Essentially every color is accepted for Curly horses. Curlies in America came from the Mustangs, and have been out crossed with, most notably, Arabs and Morgans. One of the foundation sires was an Morgan called Ruby Red King, and I'm drawing a blank on the Arab stud that was used. But in some lines they were not only bred with just light horses, but Tenakee actually has some Suffolk Punch bred in her. (Which looking at her it is no surprise.) I'm not very familiar with them, but apparently the gene for curls is found in Missouri Fox Trotters and curly MFTs can be double registered... Long story short, Curlies are a horse of many colors. Being a rare breed they have been out crossed quite a bit. There is a registry that closed its books to only curly to curly breeding, but since horses of any size can be curly, sometimes the breed is treated more like color breeds. I'm not sure where I stand as Curlies often give relief to people with allergies, so there are people out there who can benefit from a Curly of any size.
Any who, back to LaLa, she is scaring me with how much she reminds me of my gelding, Moe. He is a loud color POA with about just as much color as personality. She is a little less rowdy, but at 7 years old he still has a similar personality as a few day old filly. Considering how much of a handful he was, I am rightfully frightened.
I think with what I know now it wouldnt be as big of a struggle compared to when I was 10 years old with a green, cheeky pony who wanted nothing more than to cause trouble. No pictures ATM, but I have to share that she was actually drinking from our automatic water, nibbling at hay, and licking Tenakee's grain bucket. She just wants a taste of anything she comes across. I feel bad, but knowing how lippy Tenakee is I don't let her nibble on me despite how cute it is. I don't think anything could really deter her curiosity, but I try to keep the naughty behavior to a minimum. I will upload some pictures later, when I am on my own computer.