Enterprising farmers decided to cross caught mustangs with their own horses. Soon this initiative was supported by their neighbors. So in the selection process was attended not only the horse Morgan, a breed popular in those days, but even purebred Arabian horses.
Officially, the new breed was registered in 1971 under the name American Bashkir Curly Horse (American Curly Bashkir).
Currently, it allows many varieties. Only the presence of curly wavy hair is common.
American Curly Horse Photo
It has been documented that similar horses were among the Sioux and Crow Indians at the beginning of the 19th century. Presumably, they came to them from Russian settlers who allegedly brought Transbaikal curly horses (Bashkirs) to the American continent. Continue reading
About the breed
Nowadays, the Hanover half-breed is the most popular sports breed in the world. She can be seen at most international show jumping and dressage competitions. This is the result of German scrupulousness: the Hanover breed was carefully created for about 300 years – for various, but specific purposes. This breed was bred from an ugly livestock, improved by crossing with suitable thoroughbred riding, Arab and Trakenen horses.
Hanoverian horses have an almost perfect exterior, in which the traits of the English thoroughbred are clearly traced. Head of medium size, with a straight profile; look alive. Continue reading
Typical features of the Arabian breed of horses: a square head in the forehead with a slightly concave nose bridge, dry build, a curved neck. The ears are thin and very mobile. The horse’s body is round, the croup is straight and long. In the photo of the Arabian horse you will see all the beauty and grace of these ancient horses.
Galloping Arabian thoroughbred horse
The limbs of the horses are thin and long, but strong, the tail is high. The muscular forearms are well developed. Metacarpus solid, short, hock joints low, large length and width. Headstock of medium length, with the right angle. The hooves of the Arab thoroughbred horse are small, rounded, and are distinguished by a hardy and strong base. In general, the setting of the legs is very successful. Continue reading