People sometimes forget that while a lot of horses have straight hair, their hair has variation just like ours does! Yes, indeed curly-haired horses exist, and they are gorgeous.
The following 10 pictures showcase some of most unique and beautiful curly haired horses out there. As you scroll along, we also tell you more facts about curly-haired horses, so keep reading and you will learn so much about such beautiful creatures:
Did you know that they're hypoallergenic? It's true! Their hair doesn't have protein in it, which makes their dandruff form differently, and people who are allergic to other horses aren't allergic to them.
Doesn't that coat look warm? It is! The curliness adds warmth.
They've been around for a long time! The earliest documentation of curlies is in the early 1800's.
Going back even further, they've actually been found in Chinese artwork from 161 A.D.!
The Sioux tribe considered these horses sacred, and were reserved for the chiefs and medicine men of the tribe.
If you thought your hair loss was bad, it's got nothing on these guys. A lot of them shed so much they go almost bald in the summer!
Even their ears are curly! So cute! And this is actually the best way to identify a curly.
Their hooves are super durable, and really only need shoeing for super rough terrain.
Their hair can be spun into yarn. Curly hair sweater, anyone?
They often have something called a "double-mane", which means the main goes down both sides of their back.
We hope you learned something interesting and enjoyed aww-ing over these adorable horses! Share this newfound knowledge with your friends and family that love horses as much as you do.