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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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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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