Curly and Tough

The Curly Cure
June 11, 2018
JC's Jubilee, an American Bashkir Curly stallion owned by Jim and Tames Alan, Snohomish, Washington
American Bashkir Curly Registry
June 11, 2018

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

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