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post #11 of 29 Old 11-21-2012, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Whoa, no way! It's like there are two different horses. I guess that must have just been a very deceiving angle. I stand corrected O.O
lol! I think in the first one, not only was I holding the lead, he was angled so he was making a half circle, so it squished his tummy to make him look like a fatty XD
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post #12 of 29 Old 11-21-2012, 01:31 PM
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My draft cross gelding's mane, tail and winter coat look just like your pony's, with the exception that my boy's winter coat is longer. He seems to think we live in Antarctica. My boy is Percheron/paint and nowhere in his lines (unless it's so far back that it's not recorded) is there Curly. It's very possible that your pony has shetland or one of the other pony breeds that have a thick, coarse mane and tail.

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My draft cross gelding's mane, tail and winter coat look just like your pony's, with the exception that my boy's winter coat is longer. He seems to think we live in Antarctica. My boy is Percheron/paint and nowhere in his lines (unless it's so far back that it's not recorded) is there Curly. It's very possible that your pony has shetland or one of the other pony breeds that have a thick, coarse mane and tail.
That's what I was concluding. Since he's a pony and a lot of Morgan horses I see have some waves, it seems most plausible.

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post #14 of 29 Old 11-25-2012, 01:01 PM
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So I could be totally wrong, but my pony (compared to my other pony) has a different mane texture (really wavy) and when he gets wet, unlike my other pony who's fur just slicks down, his fur gets curly?

Is it just random or is this possibly a recessive Curly trait?
He's a Hackney Pony X Morgan,

I will post pictures if people think its possible

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You may need to get him checked out for Cushings. Just to be on the safe side.
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post #15 of 29 Old 11-26-2012, 12:20 PM
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I hear that you can get a lot of false negatives with the Cushings test. Just something to be aware of.

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IMO, for what its worth. He doesnt appear to have Curly in him.

And Walnut, the Curly still has an unknown origin. The name "Bashkir Curly" is even incorrect because they were named after Bashkir, Russia where they were thought to originate from. Genetic mapping has proven that wrong. People don't have a clue where they came from. And Curlies were around before the QH was offically the QH. The Souix Indians saved them from Europeans that herded them over cliffs, thinking they were diseased. Their is Native American evidence of them in paintings in the as early as the late 1700's. Pretty cool huh?
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And Walnut, the Curly still has an unknown origin. The name "Bashkir Curly" is even incorrect because they were named after Bashkir, Russia where they were thought to originate from. Genetic mapping has proven that wrong. People don't have a clue where they came from. And Curlies were around before the QH was offically the QH. The Souix Indians saved them from Europeans that herded them over cliffs, thinking they were diseased. Their is Native American evidence of them in paintings in the as early as the late 1700's. Pretty cool huh?
Yes, that's very cool! This makes me want a Curly even more. I've got to get my hands on one some day.

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My first horse was a Curly. I still own him, and have his half brother (whos straight haired...But still hypoallergenic) They are very cool and we always get asked bunches of questions when we haul him places. He's wicked cool.
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IMO, for what its worth. He doesnt appear to have Curly in him.

And Walnut, the Curly still has an unknown origin. The name "Bashkir Curly" is even incorrect because they were named after Bashkir, Russia where they were thought to originate from. Genetic mapping has proven that wrong. People don't have a clue where they came from. And Curlies were around before the QH was offically the QH. The Souix Indians saved them from Europeans that herded them over cliffs, thinking they were diseased. Their is Native American evidence of them in paintings in the as early as the late 1700's. Pretty cool huh?
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Very cool, I always thought it was that way, not just one breed but a secret pass around gene lol. Thanks for the info!

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Would love to see a pic of a curly horse (not Cushings). Never ever seen one. Anyone got a photo?
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