Today’s Horse Facts: The Curly
Okay, horse lover, yank on your riding boots and let’s take a ride past a Curly Horse farm.
You mean there is actually a breed of horse called a “Curly?” Yup, there is, and in plain straight horse facts, this breed is “cute.”
I knew nothing about this breed except its name, so I would have flunked my own T/F quiz. If you get more than seven of these correct, then you can give yourself a medal for being “horse facts smart!”
Are you ready to take the quiz about this amazing breed? Let’s go!
- The official name of the breed is the North American Curly Horse.
- The tight curly coat of this breed is hypoallergenic, so people with hair allergies can still own and ride them.
- Curlies come in any size and color.
- A distinct way of identifying a Curly is to look for tight curly hair inside its ears.
- The Curly has been documented as early as the 1700s in
- The Curlies’ hooves are so durable, they only need shoeing for long distances on hard roads or rocky terrain.
- The Curly’s temperament is calm and can be trained for different classes to show.
- This breed has a long stride, which makes it comfortable to ride.
- The Curlies’ manes are often “double-maned,” which means they hang down both sides of the neck.
- Curlies’ hair can be spun into yarn.
Answers to the quiz: Believe it or not, all the answers are true! Yup!
So, how did you do today, horse lover? Did you flunk like I did? You didn’t cheat and go look at some websites about Curly Horses before reading this blog, did you?
Isn’t this breed fascinating? I have never seen a Curly in person, but I sure would like to. How about you? Let me know if you’ve ever seen one.
For more information about the Curly Horse, go to http://ichocurlyhorses.weebly.com/about-curlies.htm
Next time, we’ll take a ride to a farm where they work with Mustangs.