I read the letter titled “Curly Cure” in the July issue with much interest. I also have a Curly story. Being a breeder of Curlies, we are well aware of their exceptional intelligence and disposition. In March, 1994, we acquired a 5-year-old Curly gelding out of a Bureau of Land Management mare. In May we went to La Cygne, Kansas, for a 25-mile endurance race.
We were met with many curious stares and a few outright laughs. Here amongst the Arabians and Thoroughbreds stood a 14-hand, 900-pound horse with curly hair. Well, we finished second, in 3 hours and 31 minutes. The veterinarians were amazed at his recovery rate and the fact that he was not shod. All this from a horse who at the time had been under saddle for 8 weeks.
By: David Walker, Atlanta, Kansas
From: Western Horseman, November, 1994, letters section