Curly Stockhorse Preservation Project

The Curly Stockhorse Preservation Project is a public, volunteer, informal initiative,
sponsored by and the International Heritage Horse Association

Native American Curly Horse History • Curly Stockhorse Preservation Project • breedershorses
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Ernie & Donna; photo by Sorrel
(Donna Grace and) Ernie Hammrich 1998 ©Sorrel

Curly Stockhorse Preservation Mission:

Mission Statement: The Preservation Project is an informal initiative to spread awareness of the decline in numbers of a truly wonderful breed / bloodline of horse. The Preservation Project(s) will evolve and change as certain projects goals develop or are met. Participation is enthusiastically welcomed on any level. We do everything we can to encourage help the horses without costing us much money. Money is tight, and we try to barter and get by with trades when and where possible, and still help preserve endangered horses.

International Heritage Horse Association Mission & Goals:

The IHHA registers any endangered breeds & bloodlines of horses, but that is just a service to owners by request, not its reason for existence. Its mission is actually unification. IHHA stands with the preservation project volunteers--to support and encourage the eventual merger and union of all Curly Horse registries, and in the meantime to encourage breeding of separate curly breeds or bloodlines, and preserve them from extinction due to crossbreeding. To promote possible future unification, IHHA is working to provide an all-registry online pedigree database, which will be free to the public, and available to all registries, scheduled for 2024. If IHHA succeeds in that project, the goal is for that member platform to be more useful and reliable than Time will tell!

Curly Stockhorse Preservation Goals:


Curly Stockhorse Preservation Project 2014
last updated November 2023
Donna Grace

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