Have you ever heard about the Curly? Aptly named Curly because of their curly coat, they hail from the United States. Picture a horse with the short fur of a llama!
This breed has their characteristic curly fur only in the winter months. With this adaptation they can easily stay warm during the cold. Come spring, they shed their curly coats and become as smooth haired as any other horse. But it is for their frizzy fur that we love them the most!
For a long time, the Curly were an unknown breed. Horse specialists have long thought that it was an animal genetically modified by many crosses. But their coats are naturally curly and that’s what makes them so special.
This horse is considered a nice and very hardy animal. They can withstand very cold temperatures down to -40 ° C. Easy to train, they are great companions for horse enthusiasts.
Beware, however, of a prejudgment that persists: this horse is not the only curly haired breed of horse! In Russia, one finds the Bashkir and the Transbaikal, horses whose coats is also curly. We must also count the Manipuri pony, native of India.
Admire this beautiful horse in our gallery below!