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Aside from our specialized performance horses we raise Bashkir Curly Horses. They are an amazing breed and a pleasure to look after at the Ranch. The Curly horses are a hardy, low maintenance horse who are more gentle and friendly than anything.
They are also hypo-allergenic, similar to a poodle so those who have allergies can still enjoy riding.
The Curly Horses are average 14.2- 15.3h, and built solid. They are extremely sure footed and can go in the roughest, most rugged terrain one could imagine, never taking a wrong step. Their feet are extremely hard and they rarely need shoes. In the winter their hair becomes either curly, wavy and the odd ones even have dead straight hair (called a Straight Haired Curly).
The Curlies are said to have originated from Russia, crossing over the bearing straight. They can withstand freezing cold temperatures that most horses could not. In the late 1800's, there was an extreme winter in Nevada, killing off thousands of horses. The Curlies were one of the only few to survive the harsh climate with little food.
They are also used for various equine sports such as Dressage, 3 Day Eventing, Roping, Barrel Racing, Endurance, Reining and Pleasure and do extremely well. Some may be built like a tank, while others can be agile and quick.
Their great disposition makes them very easy to train for just about anything. The Curlies are also commonly used for individuals with special needs and children.
Come and visit the Curlies!