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post #11 of 21 Old 06-10-2008, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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I don't like them. They're not appealing to the eye and honestly look like horses suffering from cushings disease.
Some are not so as appealing as others due to having Mustang and Appaloosa ancestory(that is where some of them being gaited comes in, from the Appy shuffle) My gelding has a heavier head then my mare, who has more of a arab head. It all depends on the breeding. Of course, some peope arent going to like them. Just like every other breed, there are going to be some critics of the breed. But that just makes the lovers of the breed strive harder to perserve something so unique to America itself.

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post #12 of 21 Old 06-10-2008, 02:54 PM
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Agreed, some people are die hard Arabian lovers... not me :)
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post #13 of 21 Old 06-10-2008, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Agreed, some people are die hard Arabian lovers... not me :)
lol Yeah you have made that clear! :)

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post #14 of 21 Old 06-13-2008, 03:24 PM
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I've riden my friends curly a couple of times but you dont see them much up here. but she was awsome i think they all are

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post #15 of 21 Old 06-13-2008, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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I've riden my friends curly a couple of times but you dont see them much up here. but she was awsome i think they all are
You dont see much of them anywhere really...they are a breed that seems to be growing. There was only one breeder near me that bred them but most of her mares and her stallion was gelded and sold(I love in Michigan) Hopefully more designated breeders will bring them back.

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post #16 of 21 Old 06-13-2008, 04:41 PM
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Other than the curly hair... What kinds of traits do they have?

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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post #17 of 21 Old 06-13-2008, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Other than the curly hair... What kinds of traits do they have?
They have strong, hard feet that rarely ever need shoes; they have survived winter storms where every other breed of horse died except for them(extremly tough! lol) Also, their curly coats mean that they are good for people with allergies aka hypoallergenic. Some kids in our old 4-H group were never alowed to have horses since their whole family was allergic to them but we told them about the curlies since we had only one at the time and they got a old mare that did really well for them. They have since gotten another one. They are homozygous most of the time for curl, and they come in all different shapes and sizes. My mare, since she is crossed with arab she has a finer head with more fluted ears and a more delicate body whilst my gelding has a heaver head and a thicker, burlier body(I think it is due to him having a Appy background, which is common for the old fashioned Curly Horses) Their coats can come in all different colors and feels. My mare has more of a velvety feel like crushed velvet while my gelding has straight hair in the summer and just gets extremly curly in the winter(as does my mare) They even get curly in their ears! It's quite comical actually. 10% of them are gaited with the "curly shuffle" which is derived from the Appy shuffle which is extremly ground covering and comfy to ride. They are the kinda horses that you cant go a direct route for training them. You have to think ahead of them because they are sooo smart. I think it might be some of their Mustang heritage, too coming out for that. lol

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post #18 of 21 Old 06-14-2008, 04:55 PM
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My cousin is allergic to horses, has been around them his whole life(Ranchers!) haha. they were gettin pretty bad, they bought him a curly and im pretty sure they eased up. don't see many of them. only one ive seen in person..
Great horses though, beautiful!
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post #19 of 21 Old 06-14-2008, 05:01 PM
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Thats awesome. Ive never had experience with this breed but they sound neat.

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post #20 of 21 Old 06-14-2008, 08:27 PM
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Very interesting... thank you !

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