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    01-03-2012, 11:24 PM
Wow! His main is so cool! My Curly's main is hardly there, but what is there, is wavy. When dry, he has the marcel wave and when wet, he looks like your boy. My guy has a long tail that is tri colored and has slight wave. After seeing pictures of yours, I'm even more excited to see what he may look like next year.

The air here in the winter is very very dry. Every time you touch someone, you get a little zap. After brushing your hair, it stands straight up with static electricity! I have two curly haired daughters that have the frizzy fly away look going on. I think if my Curly horse were around a little more humidity he would definitely curl more.

You are right. This is an awesome breed. He's a fantastic horse for a beginner like me!
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    01-03-2012, 11:28 PM
And those who are allergic to horses.....Curlies are hypoallergic! I love Curlies, truly a different breed.
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    01-03-2012, 11:36 PM
Trailhorserider- This is what is says on the American Bashkir Curly Horse Registration:

It is still a mystery how the Curlies came to the US. Many theories have been advanced on the subject, but no factual proof has yet been found. But there is evidence that Curlies have been in North America since the early 1800's. Many Indian pictographs illustrating the "Winter Counts" have noted that in the winter of 1801-1802 the Sioux had stolen some curly horses from the Crow. This incident placed the tribes at the Standing Rock/Cheyenne River Reservation at the mouth of the Grand River. A significant location of the Curlies today has been traced to Indian Reservations in North and South Dakota. Many Curlies then and now have been acquired from the wild horses that roam the lands of the United States. They have been domesticated, bred and raised by ranchers throughout the United States and Canada.

One theory why curly coated horses ended up roaming with the wild mustangs of the West, was that the Russian Bashkir Curly horses, that were originally shipped with the Russian colonist who tried to settle America’s Northwest territory during the 1700’s, had set their remaining horses free after abandoning their westward expansion. Unfortunately, through further research including consultations with Russian scientists, the Moscow Zoo and the Ministry of Agriculture, it was determined that there are no curly haired horses from the Bashkir region.

Another theory is that the ancestor of the Bashkir Curly Horse might have crossed the land bridge during the last Ice Age. But there is no fossil evidence to support the existence of horses in the America's from the last Ice Age until the reintroduction of horses to this hemisphere by the Spanish.

It also mentioned that there is an art piece from 161 AD from China of a Curly horse!

Mine doesn't seem to smell funny, but like I mentioned it is really dry here. That may help with smells. :)
    01-04-2012, 12:02 AM
Curlies were crossbred with gaited horses to get an amazing trail horse. The hair must come from the Fox Trotter that he's got in his blood. It's not a seperate mutation, they were just crossbred to suit people's needs...I'm sure all Curlies go back to one specific horse, (like HYPP with Impressive) but, no one knows. Remember, there was once less then 400 Curlies alive. Now there are over 4000, probably higher because I know my Curly isn't registered. There's Warmblood Curlies, Pony Curlies, Stock bred Curlies, Arab-type Curlies, Drafts, Gaited...Those 400 made it to 4000. There was alot of crossbreeding. But if your looking for the old type curly, the Damele line, and Hammerick line is where to look.

The history of the Curly is blank. There's nothing there, but Curlies have been recorded in North America since the early 1800's...Where'd they come from? Good question...

And YES! My Curly smells different. I often get that when people meet him. He smells, like bacon. Seriously. I'm not joking in the least tiny way. He's got a strong, distinct odor to him. I'm very glad you brought that up. And it's especially noticeable when he sweats.
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    01-04-2012, 12:05 AM
I don't ever brush Jasper's mane out. I did it one time after I got him, he looked like a troll. He had a fro. LoL. Live and learn. It took a long time for his curls to "retract" into the ringlets.
    01-05-2012, 01:23 AM
Curly pictures that I took today. :) You can see that his mane is sparse. I bet he'll be the kind that loses it in the summer.
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    01-05-2012, 02:36 AM
Besides the curly fur, another thing I love about curlies is their hooded eyes.
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    01-05-2012, 10:24 AM
They remind me of big teddy bears!! Lol :)
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    01-05-2012, 10:33 AM
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If you go onto the BLM's online adoptions, a lot of times they have curlies that just kinda come out of no-where it seems.
    01-05-2012, 11:07 AM
They are like big teddy bears!
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