Curly Horses come in various sizes, just like other horse breeds. They can range from pony-sized to larger horses. The size of a curly horse is determined by its specific breed lines and genetics.
Yes, some horses can have naturally curly manes, tails, and body hair. However, the distinct curliness associated with Curly Horses is a genetic trait specific to certain curly horse breeds.
Many people with horse allergies find that they have no allergic reactions when handling Curly Horses. I have seen grown men cry when they realize they have no allergies to these horses. However, the degree to which someone is allergy free can vary from horse to horse, and it’s essential to test your own allergies before assuming you won’t react to them. We can send you a bag of test hair from a curly in the mail if you wish. Also, you could come and see them in person! : )
The life expectancy of a Curly Horse is similar to that of other horse breeds, typically ranging from 25 to 30 years with proper care and attention to their health and well-being.
The curliness of Curly Horses is due to a unique genetic mutation. It’s a hereditary trait that has been selectively bred by Curly Horse enthusiasts over generations.
Curly Horses can be suitable for beginners. Our Curly Missouri Fox Trotter bloodlines are particularly known for their calm, easily teachable and friendly temperament. However, like all horses, proper training and care are essential for riders of all levels.
Not all Curly Horses are gaited, but some curly horse breeds, like the Curly Fox Trotter, exhibit smooth, intermediate-speed gaits known as ambling gaits. Ours range from 5-8 MPH in a smooth gait up to 15 MPH.
Yes, Curly Horses are adaptable to a wide range of climates, including very hot ones. They can withstand both hot and cold temperatures with proper care, shelter, and access to water. They shed out their curly coat in the summer and look pretty much like any other horse except for the curly mane and eyelashes.
Curly Horses are known for their adaptability to cold climates. Their unique curly coats provide insulation against harsh winter conditions, making them well-suited for cold weather.
The price differences between Curly Missouri Fox Trotters and Smooth Coat Curly Missouri Fox Trotters can vary based on several factors: