Curly Archive

June 11, 2018
Linda Strickland and Curly mare Blazing Velvet

In Memory of Linda Strickland

I am very sorry to say that our good friend, Linda Strickland, passed away this December 4th at 5:00 AM of lung cancer. Many of you […]
June 11, 2018
Nicole Michna schools Sandy Hendrickson's Curly stallion Spartacus in preparation for spring dressage competitions.

City Woman Champions Unusual Curly Horses

That Woolly Look Isn’t Grooming His eyelashes curl seductively upward from his exotic, almond-shaped eyes. His long hair swirls in luxuriant waves over his lean, muscular […]
June 11, 2018
Nevada Magizine cover, No. 3, 1977

Article on Curlies (original title unknown)

“Curlies can do three times the work on half the feed of an ordinary horse.” Sunny Martin of Ely thinks her curly-coated horses are just about […]
June 11, 2018

The American Bashkir Curly

(Photo caption for missing photo: Jays Curly Boy, owned by Pat and Jay McKendry, excels at endurance rides, as most Curlies do. Jays Curly Boy is […]
June 11, 2018

The American Bashkir Curly Horse

Raised for centuries on the southern slopes of the Ural Mountains in Russia, Bashkir Curlies, named for their remarkably wavy winter coats, served as beasts of […]
June 11, 2018

The American Bashkir Curly: Ride the Curl

An Old Surfer Term Is Coming to Refer to this Still Relatively Rare Breed! The American Bashkir Curly (ABC) Registry opened in 1971 at Sunny Martin’s […]
June 11, 2018

The Horses with Natural Curls

Their hair may be curled, but this exotic breed is straightforward in talent! Sandy Hendrickson of Indianapolis, Indiana, has gotten used to the inquisitive stares and […]
June 11, 2018
Horse & Rider cover, Sep 1989

Unusual Equines (original title unknown)

Sandy Hendrickson of Indianapolis, Indiana, has gotten used to inquisitive stares and misinformed questions about her unusual equines. She remembers the time a woman asked her, […]
June 11, 2018

Curls and Stripes: You See All Kinds in Dressage

Over the years American dressage judges have gotten used to seeing horses of every shape, color and description enter at A. Even so, some Midwest judges […]
June 11, 2018

The American Bashkir Curly

The American Bashkir Curly horses were raised for centuries on the Southern slopes of the Ural Mountains in Russia, where these companionable, intelligent horses have supplied […]
June 11, 2018
Equus 149 cover, March 1990

Save the Curlies

Genetic and historical study identifies characteristics of a rare breed of horse Domestic breeds of animals have a way of falling out of favor, replaced in […]
June 11, 2018

The American Bashkir Curly Horse

Distinctive Breed Sees Numbers Boom Want a horse that stands out in the show ring or can pull a plow? Want a horse that is sturdy […]
June 11, 2018

Horses with a Twist

There was a time when a breeder whose mare dropped a curly-coated foal quietly dispatched the “freak” behind the barn lest it reflect badly on his […]
June 11, 2018

Horse of a Different Coat

“How strange.” “Weird.” “They’re hysterical!” These are just a few of the comments heard as people view a Curly horse for the first time. Then the […]
June 11, 2018
A Curly out in the pasture

Russia’s Mountain Horse Makes Kentucky Home

Believed to have originated centuries ago in Russia and today one of the rarest breeds in America, the Bashkir Curly remains a curiosity even in Kentucky, […]
June 11, 2018

Horsing Around at Crystal Falls Township Ranch

Bruce and Sue Casagranda Training Winners Crystal Falls—The Casagranda name is synonymous with harness racing. It is a family business which has been passed down from […]
June 11, 2018

Letters to the Editor

The best way to go looking for an American Bashkir Curly of your own is first to follow up the ads in this issue. Then write […]
June 11, 2018

BLM Adopted Horse Proves to Be Curly Sidekick

Jackson, MS. Our first encounter with the Bashkir Curly horses came in September 1985, when we adopted a one-year-old stallion from the Bureau of Land Management. […]
June 11, 2018
7-week old "Red's Curly Jessamine" gets acquainted with new owner, Jay Hensley

Horse of My Heart: The American Bashkir Curly

Wilmore, KY—This unique and lovable breed, “strong enough for a man, gentle enough for a child,” is steeped in mystery and history. But whatever its link […]
June 11, 2018

The Curly Horse

You may find a Curly horse just about anywhere: the dressage arena, the Rose Bowl Parade, packing hunters and meat in Alaska’s interior, pulling wedding carriages […]
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