Looking at this picture 90% of people cannot realize the truth.
When asked to describe a horse’s coat, most people use adjectives like smooth and silky, but in reality not all horses have a beautiful, straight coat. In fact, there is a breed of horse with curly hair like the Mangalica pig or the labradoodles. And this photo is proof of that! Maybe everyone thinks it’s just a fake cotton horse?
Curly Horse, also known as Bashkir Curly, American Bashkir Curly, or North American Curly, is a distinctive breed of horse that comes in all sizes, colors, and body styles. They have a very unusual curly coat, when winter comes they become even more impressive. It is interesting in this breed, they mainly “show” their special coats in winter.
In the summer, their coat can only be ruffled in a few places, creating ‘light waves’ or completely falling off, so you can only see the distinctive Bashkir Curly coat in the cold season. stop that.
The origin of Bashkir Curly is one of the greatest mysteries in the equine world. Named after the Russian Bashkir breed, Russian scientists agree that there is no historical evidence for a Bashkir curly horse. Some experts suggest that it could be related to Lokai, a breed from Tajikistan, as both breeds have similar characteristics. Another theory is that the breed originated in Liberia. But to conclude, no one knows for sure where Bashkir Curly came from!
However, the origin of the American Bashkir Curly is much more obvious. They may be from the Damele Mountains in the remote highlands of central Nevada near Austin, where they were first bred by Peter Damele and his father in 1898.
According to the Oklahoma State University website, one day Peter and his father were riding in the mountains when they saw three horses with tight curls all over their bodies. They found them very attractive and therefore decided to bring them to their farm. Since 1898 there are special curly-haired horses on the Damele chain.
The Bashkir Curly is believed to be the only hypoallergenic horse breed in the world. Most people with allergies to horses can come into contact with this breed without having any allergic reactions. Preliminary research suggests that the same protein that is lacking in the fur of this species may be the one that causes an allergic reaction in humans.
Interestingly, Bashkir Curly is available in all popular coat colors, from Palomino, Appaloosa, and Pinto. They are of medium height and are known to have excellent stamina and endurance.