I asked her if she had ever met a Curly Horse and she had a puzzled look on her face. In all her 62 years of being around horses she had never heard of Curly Horses and American Curly Horses. So I quickly walked her over to meet Lakota. She was so impressed with his calm personality and of course his beautiful curls. She asked if she could look in his mouth and see his teeth and he was willing. She was very impressed with his conformation. She asked more about their history and I shared the fact that they all have Mustang origins and that we are working with Dr. Gus Cothran on research and genetic mapping. For example, Dr. Mitch Wilkinson explained to me earlier in the week that the blood and hair samples we sent to Dr. Gus showed the Black Rock East Mustangs (Sparky's herd) has no Arabian DNA. This may give more insight into our Curlies being closely related to the Mongolian horses.
Chester watched closely as she interacted with Lakota and I mentioned he was our Curly Stallion. She asked if she could meet him and look at his mouth. Interestingly, she noted he had no wolf teeth.
I love sharing our Curlies with others, especially someone who is in the horse world.