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Curly horses in America were known to the Native Americans. The Curly has been said to be sacred horses to the Indians, called Buffalo Ponies & owned by Chiefs & Medicine Men. Red Cloud depicted Curly horses at the battle of Little Bighorn of 1876 in drawings he made. Curly horses were found at the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota. They have also been found at the Fort Berthold  Reservation in North Dakota & at Rock Springs, Wyoming.   The Damele`s are the most well know for their breeding of Curly horses in Nevada. Giovanni (John) Damele, an Italian immigrant, settled near Eureka, Nevada with his family and started ranching. They spotted Curly horses in the mustang herds of Nevada as early as the late 1800`s.   These Curlies were used to breed with other horses and many Curly foals were produced.  The first Curly stallion used by the Damele`s was Copper D. The Curlies were bred to the Arabian stallion Nevada Red & a Morgan stallion Ruby Red King.   Other breeds used for breeding to Curlies were, Appaloosa, Saddlebred, Quarter horse & Draft. The Damele`s continued to breed Curly horses for many years. Most of the Curly horses of today trace back to the Damele Curlies. The Damele`s and other breeders bred Curlies to a variety of other breeds because their numbers were very limited. In the 1960`s they were bred to the Missouri Foxtrotter and today there are some foxtrotting Curlies. There are approximately 2000 living registered Curly horses.    Today there is also much less out crossing and many breeders prefer to breed Curly to Curly. There is also a group of breeders working to preserve the preserve the original type Curlies.      Curly Horse Links: International Curly Horse Organization http://www.ichocurlyhorses.com/ American Bashkir Curly Horse Registry http://www.abcregistry.org/
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Curly horses in America were known to the Native Americans. The Curly has been said to be sacred horses to the Indians, called Buffalo Ponies & owned by Chiefs & Medicine Men. Red Cloud depicted Curly horses at the battle of Little Bighorn of 1876 in drawings he made. Curly horses were found at the Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota. They have also been found at the Fort Berthold  Reservation in North Dakota & at Rock Springs, Wyoming.   The Damele`s are the most well know for their breeding of Curly horses in Nevada. Giovanni (John) Damele, an Italian immigrant, settled near Eureka, Nevada with his family and started ranching. They spotted Curly horses in the mustang herds of Nevada as early as the late 1800`s.   These Curlies were used to breed with other horses and many Curly foals were produced.  The first Curly stallion used by the Damele`s was Copper D. The Curlies were bred to the Arabian stallion Nevada Red & a Morgan stallion Ruby Red King.   Other breeds used for breeding to Curlies were, Appaloosa, Saddlebred, Quarter horse & Draft. The Damele`s continued to breed Curly horses for many years. Most of the Curly horses of today trace back to the Damele Curlies. The Damele`s and other breeders bred Curlies to a variety of other breeds because their numbers were very limited. In the 1960`s they were bred to the Missouri Foxtrotter and today there are some foxtrotting Curlies. There are approximately 2000 living registered Curly horses.    Today there is also much less out crossing and many breeders prefer to breed Curly to Curly. There is also a group of breeders working to preserve the preserve the original type Curlies.      Curly Horse Links: International Curly Horse Organization http://www.ichocurlyhorses.com/ American Bashkir Curly Horse Registry http://www.abcregistry.org/
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