The American Bashkir Curly has recently been imported to Britain. It is a very sensible horse and very affectionate. The coat is Hypo allergenic allowing most people with horse allergies to be around them with little or no effect.
At present there is only one breeder in Britain although there are several in America and Canada.
They are very amiable and work well in endurance, Dressage, and are good all rounder for leisure activities.
Colour: All common horse colours including Appaloosa and Pinto
Height: Between 14.2 and 15.2hh.
Conformation: A medium size head with well-defined jaw and throatlatch. Wide set eyes with eyelashes that curl up. Ears that are short to medium in length with curls inside. The ears do not totally shed out in the summer. A medium length neck, deep at the base of the neck where it joins the base of the shoulder. Noticeably short back, deep through the girth. An appearance of a long under line and belly cut high in the flank. They have heavy boned legs and short cannon bone as compared to the forearm. Forequarters and hindquarters should be supple yet well muscled. They should have medium withers. The croup should be flat or with a shallow slope to the base of the tail. They should travel easily and smoothly.
Character: Very inquisitive, friendly, quick to learn, easy to handle, calm disposition, and trusting.
Uses: Endurance, dressage.
American Bashkir Curly Society