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post #1 of 13 Old 10-02-2010, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ick.

4 YEAR OLD CURLY GELDING
WEINLING CURLY COLT
3 YEAR CURLY PONY FILLIE
YEARLING CURLY COLT
WEINLING CURLY COLT


Talk about an insult to the breed. Curlys are interesting horses, but these are just disgustingly bred, straight-backed, nasty conformed horses.


Ick.
I'm going back to 'How to Train Your Dragon'.

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-02-2010, 11:09 PM
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Yikes. Not great horses...certainly not for the money.
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post #3 of 13 Old 10-02-2010, 11:10 PM
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Keep in mind, these are only weanlings. They aren't filled out and supposed to look awkward. And the other pictures aren't that great to say anything much conformation wise.

Curlies are pretty cool horses when you see them in person. The drafts I've seen are anyway.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-02-2010, 11:21 PM
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I can do better than that! I do like the 2nd and 4th. I worked at a Bashkir Curly breeding farm last summer. Here are some of theirs.





I do like this one from this year!


There stud is not broke to ride. They bought him because he is a color producer. They breed to anything they have. Appy, paint, pony... I believe they had 60 horses and were blessed with a natural talent of knowing how to trim hooves and cure founder and all sorts of other things.
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post #5 of 13 Old 10-03-2010, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Even though their young, you can already tell they're going to turn out ugly. A foal won't grow into a back as straight as a plank of wood. OR those horribly upright pasterns! Not to mention the stubby little necks and upright shoulders. For $1,000 I'd rather look around, OR buy a REAL curly from a REAL breeder for a bit more.

That last colt is awfully cute Joe Looks like it would make a good cart horse (shoulders otherwise too upright for comfortable riding). I disagree that people should just take a stud and throw it at whatever they have. Why not focus on, you know, preserving the breed?. I can see a whoopsie baby, but on purpose? Oi oi oi.

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post #6 of 13 Old 10-03-2010, 01:27 PM
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Keep in mind, these are only weanlings. They aren't filled out and supposed to look awkward. And the other pictures aren't that great to say anything much conformation wise .

Curlies are pretty cool horses when you see them in person. The drafts I've seen are anyway.
Well said. Really can't tell much from those pics at all, IMO.

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post #7 of 13 Old 10-03-2010, 01:41 PM
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I've been well advised in the past to not judge a horse too much between weaning and 4 years of age. It's hard to not say 'yuck,' but it could very well be just an awkward stage. I try very hard not to look at my youngsters right now - they are the definition of ugly.
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post #8 of 13 Old 10-03-2010, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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11 YR HACKNEY/POA MARE

POAxHackneyxCurly = Worthless!

I really have no respect for people like this. They breedbreedbreed thinking they're going to make HUGELOADSOFCASH. Not broke. No papers. Not even decent breeding.

I do agree that youngsters look ugly from weanling until they fill out around 5 years, but when there are OBVIOUS faults that they WON'T grow out of. Thats just crap. Especially when they want 1k for an UNPAPERED colt out of nobody parents. Or lord forbid, an unbroke, unpapered, unshown, hasn't-done-anything (but it has a nice personality!) for $2,000.

Then when they won't sell, the hay runs low, and they get desperate, off to the sale barn they go! Could have been completely avoided if they wouldn't have bred that PaintxQHxHackneyxPOAxTWHxTB mare to their CurlyxPaintxHackneyxAppaloosaxwhatever was on the other side of the fence stallion!

Irresponsible, stupid, and pointless. "Trade for hay" Yup. Because your not getting 2k for something unbroke and fugly.

No. Respect. At. All. I have nothing against breeding, but don't breed like that.

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post #9 of 13 Old 10-03-2010, 03:20 PM
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She looks more like a Morgan mare than a POA/Hackney.
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post #10 of 13 Old 10-03-2010, 03:46 PM
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"fugly" and "worthless".....I guess you are entitled to your rant. We don't all think the same horses are beautiful. I am pretty sure there is someone out there who would think yours or mine are pretty ugly too! (papers don't prevent ugly, I am afraid).

I do not agree with this type of just random breeding, altho, mine are both pretty random, and pretty **** special. (one is a PMU).

I prefer not to judge confirmation from pics like these. And, I prefer not to be quite as judgemental either.

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