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Curly Sporthorse Brown Rabicano Coat (left view)
Brown Rabicano Coat (left view)
Curly Sporthorse Sepia Brown Silver Sabino Coat (normal view)
Sepia Brown Silver Sabino Coat (normal view)

Curly Sporthorse Sepia Brown Silver Sabino Coat (front view)
Sepia Brown Silver Sabino Coat (front view)
Curly Sporthorse Bright Bay Tobiano Coat (right view)
Bright Bay Tobiano Coat (right view)

The Curly Sporthorse (also 'Curly Sport Horse') is, as the name suggests, a sport horse with a curly coat.

About:
This relatively new American breed was officially recognized in 2003, with the establishment of the Curly Sporthorse International registry by Elaine Elmer. The aim of the registry is to breed curly-coated sport horses, who can perform well in the disciplines of dressage, show-jumping, driving, eventing, and combined training.

The Curly Sporthorse breed is constantly being improved, a process which sometimes includes crossing curly sport horses with talented smooth-coated sport horses. Therefore, in Horse Isle, Curly Sporthorses can be crossed with sport warmbloods of breeds that excel at Olympic disciplines.

The curly coat and the Smooth Division:
Most Curly Sporthorses are curly thanks to a dominant gene which causes the curliness, meaning that heterozygous horses also have a curly coat. Crossing two heterozygous curly horses might result in a foal who has a smooth (not curly) coat. In this case, the foal will be registered in the smooth division (see the 'Curly Sporthorse - Smooth Division' for more info).

It is important to note that there is also a recessive form of curliness that exists in the Curly Sporthorse breed. However, this recessive curly gene doesn't exist in Horse Isle.

Conformation:
Curly Sporthorses don't have an official breed standard. However, they are requested to perform well in Olympic disciplines, and therefore, in Horse Isle, they have an overall conformation of a sport warmblood.

As such, they have a muscular neck, well-defined withers, a straight back, a slightly-sloping croup, and long legs. The mane is short or medium in length and the tail is usually short due to its curliness. Contrary to all other sport warmbloods, though, Curly Sporthorses can have light feathering on their legs.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Curly Sporthorses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 15.9-18.1, 17.0 (0.4), 0.08.
Sprint: 52-66, 59 (3), 0.61.

Accel: 0.86-1.09, 0.99 (0.05), 0.01.
Decel: 0.86-1.03, 0.96 (0.04), 0.01.

Jump: 5.16-5.45, 5.32 (0.07), 0.01.
Pull: 2.03-2.80, 2.41 (0.17), 0.03.

Turning: 49.70-61.86, 56.08 (2.93), 0.58.
Reverse: 2.5-3.1, 2.8 (0.1), 0.03.

Stamina: 47.86-53.56, 50.68 (1.38), 0.27.
Reaction: 0.78-0.88, 0.83 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors & patterns: Curly Sporthorses come in all colors and patterns except for mushroom.
Breeding note: The color dominant black doesn't naturally exist in this breed, but can be bred into it.

Height: 14.2hh to 17.2hh.
Curly Sporthorse Ebony Black Coat
Ebony Black Coat
Curly Sporthorse Coal Black Tobiano Coat
Coal Black Tobiano Coat
Curly Sporthorse Sooty Brown Coat
Sooty Brown Coat
Curly Sporthorse Mealy Sepia Brown Sabino Coat
Mealy Sepia Brown Sabino Coat
Curly Sporthorse Brown Coat
Brown Coat
Curly Sporthorse Brown Rabicano Coat
Brown Rabicano Coat
Curly Sporthorse Chocolate Brown Coat
Chocolate Brown Coat
Curly Sporthorse Blood Bay Coat
Blood Bay Coat
Curly Sporthorse Bright Bay Coat
Bright Bay Coat
Curly Sporthorse Black Chestnut Coat
Black Chestnut Coat
Curly Sporthorse Liver Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Liver Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Curly Sporthorse Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Curly Sporthorse Bright Chestnut Sabino Coat
Bright Chestnut Sabino Coat
Curly Sporthorse Bright Chestnut Rabicano Coat
Bright Chestnut Rabicano Coat
Curly Sporthorse Golden Sorrel Coat
Golden Sorrel Coat
Curly Sporthorse Sooty Brown Buckskin Coat
Sooty Brown Buckskin Coat
Curly Sporthorse Sooty Copper Palomino Tobiano Coat
Sooty Copper Palomino Tobiano Coat
Curly Sporthorse Grey Coat
Grey Coat
Curly Sporthorse Mealy Dun Roan Coat
Mealy Dun Roan Coat
Curly Sporthorse Muddy Dun Coat
Muddy Dun Coat
Curly Sporthorse Red Dun Coat
Red Dun Coat
Curly Sporthorse Red Dun Sabino Coat
Red Dun Sabino Coat
Curly Sporthorse Claybank Apricot Dun Tobiano Coat
Claybank Apricot Dun Tobiano Coat
Curly Sporthorse Flaxen Dunalino Coat
Flaxen Dunalino Coat
Curly Sporthorse Pearl Red Dun Coat
Pearl Red Dun Coat
Curly Sporthorse Pearl Red Dun Tobiano Coat
Pearl Red Dun Tobiano Coat
Curly Sporthorse Cream Pearl Coat
Cream Pearl Coat
Curly Sporthorse Golden Champagne Coat
Golden Champagne Coat
Curly Sporthorse Linebacked Sepia Brown Snowflake Coat
Linebacked Sepia Brown Snowflake Coat
Curly Sporthorse Bay Blanket Coat
Bay Blanket Coat
Curly Sporthorse Bright Bay Tobiano Coat
Bright Bay Tobiano Coat
Curly Sporthorse Classic Champagne Tovero Coat
Classic Champagne Tovero Coat


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