I'm Cyndi from (near) Ottawa, Canada. Stay at home Mom of two young children. We breed Portuguese Water Dogs and have 2 horses. One Arab and One Curly. Both Geldings.
My Curly 'Sunny' is my main squeeze! He is my main riding horse and equine partner extrodinaire!
I got him 'by accident' from a lovely family that had bought him and his brother thinking they would train them for riding. The lady ended up pregnant with their third child and then their fourth! Well, you can imagine that there wasn't a lot of time for horse training.
I found Sunny listed for 'trade' as they wanted a pony for their eldest daughter. I contacted them and asked if they would just sell him (as I didn't have a pony to trade). I had NO CLUE what a Curly horse was! NO idea! I had looked it up after seeing the ad. Just went to Wikipedia! LOL It sounded intriguing! The breed sounded like my beloved Water Dogs! Just like when I first heard about Portuguese Water dogs.. I had no clue what they were! and once I did - I fell in love and haven't looked back since. I feel the SAME WAY ABOUT CURLIES!
Sunny is not an extreme. I don't really know what you call his type... he keeps his curly mane all year and keeps his tail but gets body curls in the winter and goes straight hair in the summer.