Another episode of our Horse Breeds around the World Series. Today I am talking with Sherry Bedard about a special and rare breed: the North American Curly Horse. This breed is unique as it has a very special coat which is curly in most of the horses. Besides being curly, it is also hypoallergenic so people who have a horse hair allergy, can ride and handle Curly Horses without any problems. Sherry has turned towards the breed as her husband is allergic to horses and she needed a horse he could hang out with. She fell in love and has several of them today which she uses to offer horse therapy. Learn all about this truly unique breed in our podcast episode!
Horse Breeds Around the World
Different breeds and horse cultures
Today there are around 400 horse breeds in the world. Some are extremely popular such as Frisians, Thoroughbred, Arabians or Quarter Horses, whereas others are little known, such as the Caspian Pony, Noitgedachter or Marwari. Meanwhile many breeds are restricted to their home countries and some are threatened or nearly extinct. In our Horse Breeds Around the World Series we want to introduce some of the lesser known breeds to you and talk about what role they play in their home country and above all, why they should not be forgotten.
The North American Curly Horse is an American horse breed which has a special coat and hypoallergenic properties. People with horse hair allergy can usually handle and ride Curly Horses without encountering any discomfort. The breed is hardy and stout and ranges from 14 to 15 hands. Curly Horses are true allrounders and can be used for different purposes and disciplines. Revered by Native American tribes, the breed is still rare and is often crossed with foundation stock to improve it.
Your Guest today:
Sherry Bedard (Canada)
Equestrian Adventuress, horse lover and dog trainer, Sherry lives with her horses in Montreal where she offers equine assisted learning for adults. She also started a small movie production company called Curly Horse Productions.
Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!
- What kind of horse is the Curly Horse
- Why can people with a horse hair allergy ride them?
- Where can Curly Horses be found and how expensive are they?
Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!
Horse Nomads – Book 5 of the Equestrian Adventuresses Book Series
Collected and published by Krystal Kelly
Finally, we launched the 5th book of the EQA books series with five super cool stories featuring women from all around the world! Whether it is about riding horses in Lesotho or India or opening a yard on a Greek Island where horse riding is all male-dominated, all stories are packed with adventures and challenges. Moreover, it is the perfect way to endure the -hopefully- last few months of lockdown and Covid-19 Travel Restriction and it will transport you to the deep blue Mediterranean Sea, the ruggedness of the Kingdom in the Sky Lesotho, or let you enjoy the world looking through the lyre-shaped ears of the Indian Marwari horses.
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