I've had Scarlet home for a few weeks, and she fits in great. Everything I have heard about curlies has seemed to be true. We actually got her from Don Mead, the brother of Joe Mead. Joe Mead was actually VERY influential in the Curly breed. Scarlet is a beautiful example of what a Curly should be. She has a very strong body, shorter back, large, hard hooves. Her personality is absolutely delightful. She is such a smart horse, and has the patience and trainability of my ideal horse. She has a medium curl, with a relatively short mane. Her forlock is really long, and her tail is of decent length.
She is a gorgeous girl, and I cannot wait untill she is started under saddle. Her trot is so smooth, but boy can she really go.
They are definately easy keepers, and I believe Joe Mead actually started out with the Curlies in Alaska. He had them work all day with ease, even apparently in those harsh winter days. I read, qote, "Joe had 2 Quarter Horses and 2 Arabians drop dead in the same conditions the Curlies survived." [-A Tribute To Joe Mead]
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