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What is a Curly?

Curly horses in the 2007 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA. Photo by Zeetz Jones/flickr.com

by Kristin Berkery

Most horses’ coats become wild and woolly in the winter, but not Curly horses. Starting in the fall, most Curlies grow a winter coat of luxurious curls or waves covering their bodies. The coat sheds in the warmer months leaving smooth or wavy hair behind, and in some cases, they may even shed their entire manes and tails in the summer.
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Who Was the Godolphin Arabian?

A small Arabian stallion had a huge influence on equine history.

by Kristin Berkery

Foaled around 1724, the Godolphin Arabian has been the subject of romantic portrayals. One of the best known is King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry, the tale of a mute slave and his beautiful bay Arabian stallion named Sham on their hard-knock journey from the Moroccan Sultan’s stables to Gog Magog in England.

The Godolphin Arabian, painted by George Ford Morris. From the Fenwick Hall website.

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