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Mares Ana Mooney Shawmead 1-19-2015 192If you are new to Curlies, the term might be lost on you.

Christmas 2013 Eka Cholla Marlianne Sedelia Mawaste 1-7-2013 762But it has become an endearing word for those of us who have known the breed for a while.

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Extreme.

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As in extremely curly.

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 Its pretty simple. But its not your normal everyday see it everywhere horse.

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Its something different, unique and special.

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And it describes a particular coat pattern found often in the breed.

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Extreme Curlies have curls. Lots of curls. Everywhere! Tight curls in their ears, curly fetlocks, and super curly eyelashes that sometimes spin right around and completely undo you.

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Extremes often have other traits as well that set them apart.

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They are frequently more hypoallergenic. And they frequently have harder hooves. Are frequently more friendly. Frequently more loving. Though not always and not in every case, and maybe not every trait, but they are definitely special.

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In fact, they are also presumed to be homozygous for the Curl gene – carrying two copies of curl, so every offspring from an Extreme should be curly coated as well.

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Curlies carry the trait of shedding mane and upper tail hair in their spring shed.

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Extremes take that virtue seriously, and some have a scrubbed tail and scant mane year round.

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Its one of the things that sets them apart.

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Even from a distance, you can see there is something different about that horse. Extremely different.

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We hear it in the grocery store, the feed store, and at the equine clinic – “now tell me more about your horses, I see they are different?”  Yes indeed, they are different rare unique and deeply loved.

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We learned early on to appreciate Extremes. Joe Mead (an early breeder) taught me that.

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His theory was, that if you breed for a tail, you will lose the curl.

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In many ways he was right, though he did not have the genetic history that we have now. But he bred Curlies. Lots of them.

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And he knew his business. And he introduced us to them. And we fell in love.

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We have Extreme Curlies in our breeding herd. They are important to us.

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And we do offer Extremes for sale (though some of our Extremes are definitely not for sale, so sorry).

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We have witnessed allergy sufferers getting to experience horse flesh up close and personal in the presence of our Extremes. Its an incredible experience.

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There is just something different about them. And we can’t imagine life without them.

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We have sold Extremes all over the world. They are incredible. They are different. They are special in so many ways.

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Our extremes have produced Curly coated foals every time. And we have had a lot of foals.

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Interestingly, our Extreme mares do not often produce Extreme foals. Since 2009, we have had 15 Extreme foals born on our farm, yet only 3 of those were from an Extreme parent.

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And in that time, our Extreme mares have produced 12 Curly (non-Extreme) foals! That’s extremely nifty!

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We love all the coat patterns associated with our breed ~ Curly, Extreme and Straight. But when it comes down to it, we don’t mind taking it to the extreme sometimes

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We just love the curls we get in a beautiful Extreme.

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It’s about time I introduce you to Savannah and Palermo’s new colt ~ Ihanbla Ole! Savannah's colt Sequoyah Nabesna MayB's colt 007He is a sweet little guy with a creamy coat of palomino, white and ringlet curls. Savannah's colt Sequoyah Nabesna MayB's colt 103

Ole has correct conformation and loves to play with his aunt Sequoyah – could it be because they share the same colors? He just knows he will be big and beautiful someday, and we are having fun watching him grow! Hope you like our new little man!

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