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About us

Welcome to the wonderful world of the American Bashkir Curly Horse!

These horses with the curly coat are a rare and beautiful breed, coming in different conformation types, but generally with a wonderful disposition that usually makes them great beginner horses. They are not just Curly Horses, but the curly coat seems to be also hypoallergenic. People who suffer from horse allergies often react very little, if at all, to the Curly Horse.

The American Bashkir Curly Horse Registry (ABCR) was founded in 1971 and is the oldest Registry of Curly Horses. The goals of the ABCR are to preserve this rare breed, to promote the Curly Horse as much as possible in shows and in the media, provide education about the special features of the horses, and to protect the genetic pool of the small breed population worldwide.The ABCR has registred over 4,100 Full, 750 Straight and 750 Part Bred Curly Horses since 1971 and is the largest Registry for American Bashkir Curly Horses worldwide.

For more than 40 years, volunteers have been providing leadership for the American Bashkir Curly Registry, serving the enthusiasts of this unique horse breed with registration services, information and marketing support. Over the past several years, the ABCR has become officially organized in Canada and Europe. With this expansion, the American Bashkir Curly Registry is now an international registry.

We invite you to surf our website and explore the mysteries of the American Bashkir Curly Horse, find information about the Curly Horse breed, it's breeders and the history. Please visit the ABCR Shop. Fall in love with this beautiful breed like we did!

The ABCR is operated by volunteers and registered as a 501c5 Corporation. Please find below our Rules and Regulation and our By Laws.