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Curly horses are really very low maintenance, requiring very few special bits of care to keep them healthy and well-groomed. In this category, I collect some of my ideas for helping you take the best care of your curly horse, including grooming tips, dealing with a double mane on your horse, and more.

12 Simple Tips for Horse Allergies and Asthma Triggered by Horses

When I was growing up as a horse-crazy girl in the Midwest in the 1980’s, one of my mother’s default responses to my pleas for horseback riding lessons was to tell me that I could have a horse when I paid for my own inhalers- which is exactly what I did! In this article, I’m …

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Bashkir Curly Foundation Studs + Historical Artifacts

In today’s post, I will be sharing some historical photographs of curly horses, which may be of interest to breeders, historians, and enthusiasts of this unique breed. For most of the breed’s modern history, curly horses were not appreciated or enjoyed. Before their unique traits were intentionally bred for, and their hypoallergenic traits were discovered, many of these horses …

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How to Care for Curly Horse Manes

Much of the look of a curly horse mane comes down to genetics, however good grooming practices and a few of my recommended products can help your curly horse grow a thicker, longer mane. Like curly horse body coats, curly horse manes come in many different variations. In this article, we’ll discuss the types of …

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7 Ways to Tell if Your Horse Might be a Curly Horse

Whether you are new to the world of Curly Horses or an old pro, it’s not always as simple as it sounds to identify a curly horse. The gene responsible for a curly horse’s coat is a gene that is carried receptively in many bloodlines of many breeds. Almost all breeds that have Mustang and/or …

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Curly Horse Fiber Art | Collecting, Cleaning, & Felting

Curly Horses have many unique traits, most prominent is their unique curly coat. Curly horse fur is both hypoallergenic and often of a very different texture than typical “straight” horse fur. Because of this unique fiber type, curly horse hair can be used for fiber arts and even felting- similar to wool or alpaca fiber. …

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Bashkir Curly Horses – From History to Present Day

Bashkir Curlies are an athletic, versatile, and level headed breed of horse. Curlies come in all sizes and colors. Coat types vary from non-expressed curl to extreme curls. The winter coat of the average curly is tightly curled in the winter and in the springtime sheds out to a wavy summer coat somewhat resembling crushed …

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