About ABCR

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The American Bashkir Curly Horse Registry (ABCR) was founded in 1971 and is the oldest Registry of Curly Horses. The goals of the ABCR are to preserve this rare horse breed, to promote the Curly Horse as much as possible in shows and in the media, provide education about the special features of the horses, and to protect the genetic pool of the small breed population worldwide.

Friday, October 31, 2014

FOUNDATION CURLY HORSES

Do you love historical Curly Horse pictures as much as we do? Here we go! On this picture, you see ABCR 75 KUBLA KHAN, a chestnut appaloosa, foaled 1971 and owned by Glen Kugler.


CURLY HORSE ADDICTED? SHOW THE WORLD!

Order one of our colorful fancy Curly Horse TShirts, an ABCR cap or the beautiful ABCR Trailer Sticker!

TShirts: http://www.abcregistry.org/#/abcr-shop/4556739651/Gifts

Caps: http://www.abcregistry.org/#/shop/4556739652/abcr-caps/8765955

Stickers: http://www.abcregistry.org/#/shop/4556739652/ABCR-Horse-Truck-or-Trailer-Sticker/8080158


+ NEWS FROM OUR FULL CURLY REGISTRY +

Welcome together with us our latest Full Curly Horse
4105 STAG CREEK CAHOTA!
Congratulations to Texas!



Thursday, October 30, 2014

ABCR HORSE AND RIDER

Do you recognize Horse and Rider? Enjoy!


HORSE HEALTH CARE

Stay up to date about horse diseases worldwide.
http://www.wormsandgermsmap.com/index.aspx
DID YOU KNOW? 
The Damele family was also very much involved with the preservation of the Pony Express Route in Nevada. Enjoy this article from 1963, showing Peter J Damele receiving the Pony Express plague.


ABC FOUNDATION HORSES

ABCR 420 INDEPENCE ZARINA was a black mare foaled 1985 out of BIG BLACK MAMA (KORMAN'S) BLM 876967 and sired by PATS DIAMOND CHIP 33. She had 12 ABCR registered foals. On this picture you can see her with her foal 1180 DOUBLE D PEN CURLS.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

+ + + FEATURED ABCR BREEDERS + + +

Visit HIGH DESERT EQUINE CENTER of Joan Olson when you are in Nevada. Stallions are WW PETER LAKOTA ABC 3638, WARRIOR'S STARBERNDT ABC 3445 and MAXIMUM'S PRIDE ABC 3650. You can find more details here: https://www.facebook.com/HDEquine?fref=ts


UPDATE ON THE ABCR CURLY HORSE STUDY

As you might have read, ABCR is planning a co-operation with the Institute of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria, to find out more about the Curly Horse and its genetics.

This is the first time such a large sample of more than 2,700 DNA samples of Curly Horses will be used for a study. We are doing that in co-operation with the Texas A&M University and the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Horse Breeding (VNIIK). Planned reference groups for result evaluation are among others Quarter Horses, Arabians, Lipizzans, Russian local horse breeds like Transbaikals and Tuvas, and Missoury Fox Trotters,

Aim is to investigate and discuss the population structure of the extant curly population referring to the genetic variation within the Curly Breed (do we find evidence for population substructure within the Curlys e.g. geographically, curly phenotype, mode of inheritance of the curly phenotype?) and the genetic differentiation of the Curly population from other breeds.

The study is planned to start in summer 2015. If you want to contribute with DNA samples from one of the above horse breeds, please do not hesitate to contact us 




ABCR@EQUINE JOURNAL

Find out more about the Curly Horse on page 135. Thanks Caren for the article!
http://issuu.com/hypmagazine1/docs/oct_issuu_opt_74d35fdc8cb33c

We want your article, too! Write down the latest adventure with your CurlyHorse to be published in the Equine Journal, too! Send it to ilovecurlies@hotmail.com with pictures to be scheduled. Thanks!

You find all of our Equine Journal articles here: http://abcregistry.blogspot.de/p/abcr.html

DID YOU KNOW?

You can find all characteristics that define an ABCR Curly Horse in our Breed Standards: 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/american-bashkir-curly-registry/abcr-curly-horse-breed-standards/313053692185145


THE ABCR ONLINE PEDIGREE DATABASE IS UP AND RUNNING!

http://www.abcregistry.com/ 

ABCR provides a fully linked ABCR Curly Horse Studbook ONLINE with more than 7,300 entries and 2,200 pictures including all ABCR horses. 

Neat feature: REVERSE PEDIGREE. This means that you can see from any given animal its offspring, grand-offspring, great-grand-offspring at-a-glance.

Ask your district rep or the office (secretary@abcregistry.org) for details. The database is continuously maintained, quality assured and enhanced. This service is for members.

Non-Members can buy a 24-hours subscription here:
http://www.abcregistry.org/#/shop/4556739652/subscription-to-abcr-horse-database/8371409



Sunday, October 26, 2014

+ NEWS FROM OUR FULL CURLY REGISTRY +

Welcome together with us our latest Full Curly Horse

3940 CMR WANAGI K!

Congratulations to Idaho!


QUESTION: HOW DOES ABCR REGISTER CURLY HORSES?

To put it in a nutshell, ABCR registers Curly Horses depending on parentage in 4 books:

1) Full Book (closed): ABCR foundation stock & offspring
2) Blood% Book (closed): 1 parent from Full... Book & 1 parent from Blood% Book
3) Outcross Book (open): 1 parent from Full Book & 1 registered parent of another breed
4) BLM Curly Mustang Book (open): Curly Haired BLM Mustangs & offspring

NOT ELIGIBLE
- Matings of two straight coated horses
- Horses with unknown parentage (Grade Horses)
- Offspring with less than ½ fraction of Full Book or Mustang Book parentage

For details
- see ABCR Rules & Regulations, 3ff: http://www.abcregistry.org/#/about/4553897711,
- ask the ABCR Registrar (registrar@abcregistry.org) or
- ask your District Rep: http://www.abcregistry.org/#/board-members/4553897714

You can also check out our easy-to-use ABCR Registration Pre-Check tool to find out if your Curly Horse is ABCR eligible:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QvtSM6ir5LABpVYuDd2t_N9dYRB73N-Y_zriA2M1svQ/viewform
 
 

QUESTION: HOW CAN I TELL IT IS A CURLY HORSE I SEE?

Curly horses com in all colors and vary a lot regarding their size and type. The winter coat expresses itself in a variety of patterns commonly described as Marcel Wave, Crushed... Velvet, Curl and Micro Curl. The summer coat also offers varieties ranging from smooth to wavy. The manes and tails vary from ringlets, corkscrews to dreadlocks.The hair in their ears and on the fetlocks is wavy or curly, too, and the eyelashed are often considerably curled up.

Around a quarter of all Curly Horses are born with a straight coat, mane and tail. They do not show the characteristics as described above, however, their coat is considerably different to those of other breeds. Especially in winter it is thicker and much softer than the coat of other horse breeds, like bunny hair. Straight Curly Horses seem to have the same hypoallergenic trait like their Curly relatives.
 



 

ABCR CURLY HORSE NAME GENERATOR

Need some Inspiration for a traditional ABCR Curly Horse Name?
What about Silver Snow White, Wyoming Dun or Curled Stardust? We composed an ABCR Curly Horse Name Generator out of more than 40 years that creative ABCR members named their Curly Horses!

Check it out and have fun!
https://sites.google.com/site/abcrnamecreator/


WINTER IN FINLAND

Winter time is ahead, and in Finland, there is already snow! Thanks Anu for sharing these gorgeous curly impressions!



ABCR HORSE AND RIDER

Do you recognize Horse and Rider? Enjoy!


ABCR MONTHLY CURLY BIRTHDAY CHILDREN

Happy birthday!


Saturday, October 25, 2014

CURLY BABIES

What a beautiful shot of Curly babies  Thanks Heartland Country Curlies for sharing!




+ + + FEATURED ABCR BREEDERS + + +

Looking for a Curly Horse in Germany, NRW? Have a look at ABCR breeder CURLY HORSES GERMANY, operated by Daniela Söhnchen in Hückeswagen. Main stallions are FLORALAKE AISHIHIK'S ONYX ABC 3921 and CHG SPARTA GENTLEMAN ABC 3912. You can visit the Webpage here: http://www.curly-horses-germany.de/




Friday, October 24, 2014

QUESTION: HOW CAN I TELL IT IS A CURLY HORSE I SEE?

Curly horses com in all colors and vary a lot regarding their size and type. The winter coat expresses itself in a variety of patterns commonly described as Marcel Wave, Crushed Velvet, Curl and Micro Curl. The summer coat also offers varieties ranging from smooth to wavy. The manes and tails vary from ringlets, corkscrews to dreadlocks.The hair in their ears and on the fetlocks is wavy or curly, too, and the eyelashed are often considerably curled up.
Around a quarter of all Curly Horses are born with a straight coat, mane and tail. They do not show the characteristics as described above, however, their coat is considerably different to those of other breeds. Especially in winter it is thicker and much softer than the coat of other horse breeds, like bunny hair. Straight Curly Horses seem to have the same hypoallergenic trait like their Curly relatives.


DID YOU KNOW?

Owner or lessee of the dam at the time of foaling is the legal owner of the foal and therefore is RESPONSIBLE FOR REGISTERING THE FOAL. A copy of the lease agreement must be sent to the ABC Registry, in order for the foal to be eligible for registration. In addition, if an individual is leasing a stallion, a copy of the lease agreement must be sent to the ABC Registry in order for the foal to be eligible for registration.

HAPPY SATURDAY ...

 ... with your Curly Horse!


QUESTION: I RECENTLY HEARD ABOUT CURLY HORSES. HOW CAN THEY BE DESCRIBED?

The ABCR Breed Standard describes an American Bashkir Curly as being on average between 14 and16 hands and weighing 800 to 1250 lbs. The head is of medium size with a well-defined jaw and throat latch. The eyes are wide set with eyelashes that curl up. Ears are short to medium in length with curls inside. The neck is of medium length and deep at the base where it joins the shoulder. The back is noticeably short and deep through the girth. The legs are heavy boned with short cannon bones as compared to the forearm. They have a curly coat in wintertime and generally display a notable gentle disposition.


DID YOU KNOW?

Check your knowledge about hay! We found this interesting article for you on the internet:

http://www.thehorse.com/articles/34737/myths-about-hay-selection

WINTER COAT

There is nothing prettier than the beginning of Winter Curls on our Curly Horses ... Thanks Heartland Country Curlies for sharing!


ABCR FOUNDATION CURLY HORSES

On this picture, you can see ABCR 102 NAKITA, sire of ABC 237 SPARTACUS or ABC 944 NEVADA EXPRESS. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

+ NEWS FROM OUR BLOOD PERCENTAGE REGISTRY +

Welcome together with us our latest Blood Percentage Curly Horse

PB773 CFK INDIANS FILOU!

Congratulations to Germany!

DID YOU KNOW?

You find a lot of ABCR Information about the Curly Breed, Registration, Transfers, Membership, and many more in our PAGES on the right side of this site. 



QUESTION: HOW CAN I TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CURLY HORSE AND A HORSE WITH THE CUSHING SYNDROM?

Cushing’s Disease in horses typically develops as the horse enters its senior years. Equine Cushing’s disease is a result of a number of h...ormone related problems that derive from changes in the brain.

Unlike the Curly Horse, Horses with Cushing Syndrom have a hard time shedding their coats in spring. Excessive thirst and urination, increased appetite with no weight gain, loss of muscle over the top line as well as chronic laminitis are symptoms for Cushings, too.

Another difference is that the 'curls' of a horse with the Cushing Syndrom are seen only in body hair, it's ear hairs, fetlocks, mane, and tail are straight.

The curly coat of a Curly Horse is NO SIGN for a disease at all, but a wanted characteristic of the Curly Horse breed! On the pictures here, we are definitely looking at Curly Horses. Their curls in ears, mane, fetlocks and tail do not shed in spring, but are also visible in summertime!
 




 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

QUESTION: I HAVE RECENTLY HEARD ABOUT PSSM IN CURLY HORSES. WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT?

Like in other horse breeds such as Quarter Horses, genetical diseases can occure in the Curly Horse breed as well. You can find a comprehensive overview about genetic DNA testing here: http://curlyhorses.com/genetic-testing.htm. Thanks Donna Grace Vickery for the hard research work on this!

IMPORTANT FOR BREEDERS: ABCR provides a quality assured online pedigree database for ABCR horses to help breeders determine possible risks due to the parentage of their Curly Horses.

You can buy DNA-tests for the most important genetical deseases at our shop:
http://www.abcregistry.org/#/shop/4556739652/genetic-disease-dna-testing/8925385.
NOTE: THESE TESTS ARE DONE ON ALREADY EXISTING HAIR SAMPLES AT UCD PROVIDED FOR PARENTAGE IDENTIFICATION, SO YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEND ANOTHER SAMPLE IN!

Unfortunately, UCD does not offer the PSSM1 test due to license reasons. Please use other labs for this test, e.g. http://www.animalgenetics.us/Equine/Equine_Test_Now.asp.

We would like to encourage all of our breeders to have a close look at this topic and act accordingly.

CHECK YOUR ABCR MEMBERSHIP!


ABCR offers membership valid ONE YEAR AFTER PAYMENT, so please check if you need to renew!

Enjoy the following advantages being an ABCR member: https://www.facebook.com/notes/american-bashkir-curly-registry/12-benefits-to-join-abcr/305702526253595


+ NEWS FROM OUR FULL STRAIGHT REGISTRY +

Welcome together with us our latest Full Straight Horse

S766 STAG CREEK PEJIHOTA!

Congratulations to Texas!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

SADDLE HIM UP AND CALL HIM CURLY!

An early report dated April 1960 about Curly Horses found near Pendleton, OR, by Buz Wolf. Enjoy!

TIPS FOR FEEDING EASY KEEPERS

Yes, these Curly Horses can be easy keepers! We found these useful tips for you on the Internet: http://www.thehorse.com/articles/34702/5-tips-for-feeding-easy-keepers

QUESTION: WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE CURLY HORSE DISPOSITION?

ANSWER: One of the most cherished qualities of the Curly Horse is their calmness and extremely gentle disposition. We do feel that this is one of their finest features. Man...y have been taken off the open range, even full grown animals, and in a day or two, they are gentler than horses that have been handled for years. Nothing seems to ruffle them. They do not tend to resort too flight when frightened, which has been claimed the horse's greatest means of survival. Most of them soon respond to kindness and affection because of their inherent gentle nature. They will tend to freeze in a tight spot so seldom get themselves hurt, even if caught in dangerous situations. They will delight in human companionship and love to be talked to.
 
 

+ + + FEATURED ABCR BREEDERS + + +

Are you up in Ontario, Canada, looking for a Curly Horse? Visit Kerri-Ann Peet-Harris on her RAVENSTONE Farm, Phone 905-659-2265
E-Mail: ravenstn@bserv.com. Stallion is RAVEN’S STRYKA PENNYSTONE, ABC 3095.

Monday, October 20, 2014

HYPO-ALLERGENIC CURLY HORSES

Curly Horses are hypo-allergenic in many cases. Hypo-allergenic means that, in this case, the horse is less likely to cause a person who is allergic to horses to have an allergic response. That does not mean that the person will not have an... "allergy attack", but that often the symptoms are less severe if they are present at all. So if you visit a Curly Horse, and you are allergic to horses, be sure to take you medicine with you!

We do not know exactly why this is so, and studies are on going. We think it may be because the Curly Horse's hair is different than a regular horses, or that the proteins in their skin are different.

One of our members, Dr. Wolfgang Mitlehner, recently published a pilot study on the hypo-allergenic characteristics of the Curly Horses. You can find it here: http://www.abcregistry.org/#/research/4582203889
 
 

FOUNDATION CURLY HORSES

What a wonderful Picture of ABCR 1 Peter J, shared by Carol L Erickson! Don't Forget to visit Carol's site http://curlyhorsehistory.weebly.com/ for more details on the Curly Horse History!

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A CURLY FRIENDSHIP!

Thanks Manuela for sharing!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

HAVE A GREAT DAY WITH YOUR CURLY HORSE!

Thanks Shawn for sharing!

STATISTICS

Totally 77 % of all ABCR registered Curly Horses were bred in the USA, 18 % in Canada, and 5 % in the rest of the world (foremost Europe).

The past years, this overall proportion changed: Between 2000 and June 2014, approxima...tely 65 % of all ABCR registered Curly Horses were bred in the USA, 22 % in Canada and 13 % in the rest of the world (foremost in Europe).

This trend even increased the past 5 years: Between 2009 and June 2014, approximately 55 % of all ABCR registered Curly Horses were bred in the USA, 15 % in Canada and 30 % in the rest of the world (foremost in Europe).
 
 

SOMETIMES, THEY HAVE BLUE EYES, TOO!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful pictcure Heartland Country Curlies!

"MY KINGDOM FOR A CURLY HORSE"

Enjoy this ancient photo of a Curly Horse, published in 1922 in the Boston Sunday Post, but most likely much older (published in the old photos section)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

PSSST .... YOU ... YES YOU!


Wanna buy an R? Thanks Peter for sharing!
We make it easy to register your precious little ones. Find out how to register your new Curly Horse foals!

http://abcregistry.blogspot.de/p/how-do-i.html



Curlies are horses. When we keep horses in a domestic environment we need to do things for ...them that wild horses may not require. Curlies, like any other, do best when their vaccinations, farrier work, and de-worming is kept up to date for their home area. Many Curly Horses are not shoed because they tend to have naturally round and hard feet; however, depending on where they live and what they do, you may find them with shoes.

Most Curly Horses do get some grain or other feed supplement, again depending on where they live. Each region brings its own vitamin and mineral requirements that the horse cannot get from their hay ration. It is best to speak with a local veterinarian to find what is best for your area; however, many Curlies are "easy keepers" and do not need as much grain as a different breed of horse. Again, check with your veterinarian!