We breed hypoallergenic American Bashkir Curly Horses. We also have a B&B, breed katahdin sheep and have many animals at the farm. We offer riding lessons, trail rides and camps.
Open to visitors by appointment. Certified and registered breeder of Hypoallergenic Curly Horses. Home of Stagcreek Yuwipi. Blue eyed 3 colored tobiano stallion with a super sweet character. We select our horses first by character, then conformation and a nice color is a bonus. Like the famous expression "a good horse doesn't have a color" Visit our webste at www.HCRcurlyhorses.com Also visit our website www.hiddencaveranch.com and learn about our B&B Hidden Cave Ranch is located in the beautiful hills of Cumberland County Kentucky.
Operating as usual
Oh how I love this boy
Goodnight from our herd in the full moon light ✨
The boys where busy today on this beautiful fall day.
Proud of our horses Hidden Cave Ranch Bed & Breakfast
Beautiful day to take our guests out for a trail ride. Our horses where busy today. Making memories 🥰
And another great update about our "babies"
Hidden Cave Faithful Velvet "Faith" and Hidden Cave Mocha Lynn "Mocha"
Ridden by mother and daughter. How cool is that to share your horse passion with your family. Makes my heart happy.
Thanks for sharing.
Hide and Seek
Moose and his new little student. They both did great today meeting each other for the first time 💓
Remember our beautiful Yupiya.
He's getting big and beautiful at his home in California.
Can't wait to see his foals in a couple of years.
Our handsome Warrior Freedom.
Chama says, Goodnight everyone
A lot of people who inquire about our horses would like a trained horse. Then the second question is why my 2 and 3 year old horses are not saddle trained yet.
This is why. But not only that, I want my horses to be mentally ready too, some are earlier than others though but some just need more time.
This also explains a lot:
A horse ages roughly 3 times faster than a human.
So a 90 year old human is a 30 year old horse. Both very old, usually arthritic, don’t have many of their original teeth left, and very likely retired and enjoying the finer things in life.
A 25 year old horse is a 75 year old human. Still works so far.
A 20 year old horse is a 60 year old human. At that point where the body doesn’t work like it use to but the brain is all there and wants to be active.
A 13 year old horse is a 39 year old human. Middle aged, prime of their life where their knowledge and physical ability are about equal.
So let’s get down to the babies and work our way up.
A 3 year old horse is a 9 year old child. A child. Not ready for work by a long stretch. We have moved past sending children down the mines.
A 4 year old horse is a 12 year old child. Often will do odd jobs for pocket money, maybe a paper round, mowing lawns etc. Basically a 4 yo horse can start a bit of light work to earn their keep.
A 5 year old horse is a 15 year old teenager. Think they know it all, cocky, and ready to up their work and responsibilities. Still quite weak and not fully developed so shouldn’t be at their physical limit but can start building strength.
A 6 year old horse is an 18 year old human. An adult. Ready to work hard.
Pushing your youngster too hard too young will result in failure of many body parts. Joints, tendons, ligaments as well as their brains. Waiting one year at the beginning can give a horse another 10 years of useful working life. Be patient with your pride and joy!
Written by Vikki Fowler BVetMed BAEDT MRCVS
Graphic credit to Naomi Tavian @equinaomi, check her out on Pinterest
My morning ritual with stallion Yuwipi. I love this boy.
The mares are just looking like..not doing that.
Working with the yearlings. They are helping each other out.
Hmm..rope, mjum mjum mjum....toddlers put stuff in their mouth 😆
Bob and Longmire 🥰
Have a relaxing rainy day 🥰
My sweet Yuwipi gave himself a new hairdo, including some sticky burrs.
It's Fall Y'all...just got in these new colors.
Hoodies, crewneck, and caps.
I have not been posting a lot. But Braveheart is doing great and growing up to be a tall boy.
His expression and head is identical to his sire Longmire. He's 6 months old now.
Hard to take pictures of this friendly, curious boy.
After weeks of hot and humid weather Gunsmoke enjoys the refreshing rain. Miss Gloria is joining him and little Mingo made an attempt :-)
Its not just a horse .
They carry an infinite amount of weight...
They can carry the weight of broken hearts, broken homes, and broken bodies. Countless tears sometimes comb their tangled manes. Moments when parents and friends cannot be there to help and hold a person, horses embrace and empower. They carry physical, mental, and emotional handicaps. They carry hopes and dreams; and they will carry the stress from your day when you can't carry it anymore.
They carry graduations, they carry new careers, they carry moves away from everything familiar, they carry marriages, they carry divorces, they carry funerals, they carry babies before they are born, and sometimes they carry the mothers who cannot carry their own baby. They carry mistakes, they carry joy, they carry the good and they carry the bad. They carry drugs and addictions, but they also carry the celebrations.
They will carry you to success when all you have felt is failure. They will carry you, never knowing the weight of your burdens and triumphs.
If you let them, they will carry you through life, and life is hard, life is heavy. But a horse will make you feel weightless under it all.
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This is Zorro. Black Curly Mustang, wild and free in Wyoming. Look at those jaws!
We currently have only 4 full registered Curly horses ready for new homes. All our older and trained horses have been sold.
3 fillies and 1 colt.
All have Yuwipi as their sire.
Javi, Tango, Malia, Flame
I absolutely loved Wyoming and seeing the Curly mustangs wild and free. But I love being home with my own sweet horses again too.
Wild and free.
Handsome Blue Eyed Curly stallion.
Salt Wells Creek Wyoming.
Wild in Wyoming. I hope they stay that way 🙏.
I am currently in Wyoming at Salt Wells Creek, also known as the checkerboard area.
There are still a lot of Curly Mustangs out there. It's magical and magnificent to see them out in the wild.
So nice to have him for myself today.
Lydiker is such a sweet loving horse.
The ABCR telephone conference has started! Everybody welcome to join.
PM for log in information!!
Tango and Malia half sisters
💞 Hidden Cave Malia Red Dun Tobiano filly
💞 Hidden Cave Flame Sorrel Tobiano with 2 blue eyes colt
💞 Hidden Cave Tango Black Tobiano filly
Our last yearlings who are available this year.
All ABCR registered
American Bashkir Curly Registry
Agenda for ABCR 2020 Convention Conference
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 6pm Eastern Standard Time
Welcome - Joan
Approval of 2019 Convention Minutes
Approval of 2020 Treasurer’s Report
District Reports - note...reports are posted on ABCR's website for members to review.
1.Covering the cost for DNA testing for rescue Curlies.
2. 501c3 results
3. Webinar viability update
1. Intro to CHA- Curly Horse Advocacy
2. Thank you note from Tiffany Washington Beechinor - overview of ABCR's many types of competitions (Horse and or Riders)
3.Curly Horse Ambassador update
4. Vote of Acclamation to accept the current Trustees
5. Horse & Rider Awards
6. 2021 Convention Details
Certified and registered breeder of Hypoallergenic Curly Horses. Home of stallions Yuwipi super friendly tri colored Bay tobiano. He is homozygous so we will have lots of color. Also Hidden Cave Longmire. Dunskin straight coated super friendly boy just like his sire Friendly Bob (ICHO), 16H We select our horses first by character, then conformation and a nice color is a bonus. Like the famous expression "a good horse doesn't have a color" Visit our webste at www.HCRcurlyhorses.com Also visit our website www.hiddencaveranch.com and learn about our B&B Hidden Cave Ranch is located in the beautiful hills of Cumberland County Kentucky.