Curlies are wonderful, versatile horses that come in every size and color. I own three, and every Curly I have met has still had a friendly personality. My filly was born with an affinity to people, and I have not met a single one that naturally disliked people. Individuals do vary, like in any breed. They vary in coat types from straight to extreme. Extreme Curlies often do not have manes or tails, as they shed them, and with throw curls on 100% of their offspring as they are homozygous for curl. Some extremes do have manes and tails, but generally those in the south will shed them. They are said to be hypoallergenic, but same as with poodles, they are not truly. But they do offer relief to a lot of people who are deathly allergic to normal horses. Even straight-haired Curlies can offer relief do those who suffer from alergies and don't want the extra curl.
My Curlies are all around 15 hands and of much draftier build. They are dually trained to both ride and drive, and I have seen others succeed in many disciplines such as dressage, driving, and even cross country/jumping. With the out crossing, their is a Curly out there for just about anyone. They are very hardy over winter, and mine face Wisconsin winter in full force without bating an eye. My younger mare didn't have a very thick coat, but she had enough to stay plenty warm. They do not fair as well in warmer climates, but just like any horse, once they get used to it, it isn't as big of a deal. They are just better prepared for the cold.
Copper Sun is a really nice looking horse, I've heard of him before. One of few very nice, gaited Curlies out there. I'm not much into the gaited Curlies, but he certainly is a looker. And I remember reading about the twin Curlies they had there! It was such an amazing story.
If I wasn't so tired I'd probably give you five more paragraphs fawning over Curlies as I do hold them dearly to my heart. Magnificent horses, and certainly one of my favorite breeds. My mares are Tenakee, CMC Simitars Rose Red, and Takala Rose. The blanketed Curly stallion is MCH Buddy, and the other foal is his colt out of Tenakee, MVR Electric Blaze.
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