Early Photo of Curly Horse

Global Horse Culture Archive on May 31, 2008, 19:10

The somewhat unusual (but not rare) Curly Horse has been around for a long time - curliness seems to pop up in various breeds now and again - but in the American West they have been the focus of attention by breeders over time, resulting in a more consistent breed of all-around riding horse with a distinctive curly coat and woolly mane and tail. This photo was taken in 1870, and is labeled "Woolly Horse of California". Follow the link to see the original description and a larger version.

Photo from the New York Public Library Digital Gallery.