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post #51 of 195 Old 02-10-2013, 04:08 PM
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I'm thinking "Can't Touch This" is a very good candidate for little Takala's theme song, ha ha
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post #52 of 195 Old 02-10-2013, 09:31 PM
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My apologies if these have already been asked and answered but I have two questions:

#1, are curlies actually "hypoallergenic" or is that a marketing myth?
#2, how much variation in height is there within the breed? I looked at a few a while back and couldn't find any that were taller than 15hh. Is it difficult to find taller curlies?

The reason I ask is I have a boyfriend who despite enjoying horses and being eager to learn, is very very allergic... and is also 6'3" tall haha.

your filly is incredibly cute!!!! congratulations :)
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post #53 of 195 Old 02-10-2013, 09:36 PM
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#1: Curlies are indeed hypoallergenic. As well as some Curly crosses. I own a Curly and his half brother...a Curly cross...And both are hypoallergenic.

#2: The Curly breed is SUCH a wide variety. They have been outcrossed with soooo many different breeds. My Curlies are more Stock breed with Quarter Horse breeding. OP's mare is more Draft breeding. There are the Gaited Curlies, Morgan Curlies, Curly Ponies and Minis. All can be registered in the ICHO or ABCR if their bloodline can be proven. (Trackable) So the height difference is all over the place. From Minis to Drafts. Your looking at...32" to 17 hands all depending on the individual horse.

Your best best is to contact the Curlies registries (ICHO and ABCR) and get a list of breeders. Many breeders have websites, and start looking for a breeder that suits your needs. Some breeders add more height then others. The breeder we got out Curlies from bred average sized horses. Most between 14 and 15 hands. My purebred is 14.2 and my Cross is 15.1.
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post #54 of 195 Old 02-10-2013, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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CLaPorte has answered well, and I will elaborate a bit.

It has been widely proven that people with horse allergies can be around Curlies. I have never heard otherwise, and have heard many stories of people whose significant others or children have allergies and they switched to Curlies.

Being out crossed they do very greatly, from mini to draft. My two being draftier bred, but still only 15.1 hands. But at that height they could easily carry a heavier rider, as the breed's short back and dense bones make it a lot more solid. You will find a lot more Curlies that are 'normal' horse size from 14.2 - 16 hands, and horses shorter or taller than that are around, just a bit harder to find. There is a breeder that I know of who has the very drafty Curly stallion BNC Big Ben, and he is about the size of an average Belgian. He has quite a few foals on the ground this year, and they are huge. The breeder's son is allergic to horses, and there are countless pictures with him in close proximity to the horses with no reaction. There is no reason someone 6'3" couldn't ride a smaller Curly, they just might look a bit awkward. But with the density of their bone, even with a taller rider they'd still look like a big horse.

Hope that helps. :)
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post #55 of 195 Old 02-15-2013, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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For those who think the hair tearing out ends once the mare foals, you could not be more wrong! Takala is enough horse to drive a person crazy, but such a perfect horse has to come with a little extra dose of personality. She is 10 days old today, and has grown taller, and filled out some more. She has outgrown her blanket, and is embracing her nude self. If weather gets in the negatives we have a larger blanket lined up if she can't handle the frigid temperatures. She got to go out and explore the outdoor arena for about an hour, and found her legs. At first she stayed around mom, but by the time I went out to bring her back in she was making laps around the outside of the ring! But her new found legs proved awfully stressful when it came to bringing them back into the indoor. Going to the outdoor she stuck at mum's tail, and was well mannered. Coming back she stayed a few yards away from Tenakee, and would just wander off. When I took Tenakee through the door, Takala whinnied to her, and the other horses called back, so Lila started wandering off towards the other horses. The personality that she has, I am not at all surprised she wandered, but since it went so well taking her to the outdoor I hoped with all my heart she would be a turd. If the weather permits, they will get a whole play day outside this weekend. I will, of course, enlist the help of family to keep Takala in line and make things a wee less stressful.
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post #56 of 195 Old 02-15-2013, 08:25 PM
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Ahhhhh...the cuteness!!! It burns!!!!! She is just too stink in' cute!
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post #57 of 195 Old 02-15-2013, 08:38 PM
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Wow! Just wow! She is too adorable! Very sweet eyes. I can see that spunk she has in those snow pictures!
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post #58 of 195 Old 02-16-2013, 12:54 PM
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WOW she is such a beauty!

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Hermehgerd that last photo is just cuteness shock! Haha what a character!
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post #60 of 195 Old 02-16-2013, 09:14 PM
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Oh my goodness!!! She is growing so fast!! She is soooooooooooooooo adorable!!!!!
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