Curlies have a proud carriage, are very alert, not lazy, and most move at a running walk. They have a double mane, which splits down the middle leaving curly ringlets hanging on both sides of the neck. Their body coat sheds out in the summer and they become wavy, or fairly straight on their body, with their beautiful coat returning in the late fall. Several winter coat patterns have been observed, from a crushed velvet effect, to a perfect Marcel wave, to extremely tight curls over the entire body. It has been tested and proven that flat hair is curly, yet when the hair of curlies was tested it was found to be round. Also a number of owners who are allergic to horses find that they are not allergic to their curlies.
You can find out more about the Bashkir Curly horses at American Bashkir Curly Horse Registry
This is my drawing for this week's project - a 5" x 7" graphite pencil on Strathmore Lightweight Sketch paper.