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Fancy Horse haircuts
This Lady started grooming her own pet pony when she was only 12 yrs old due to it having thick fur, but then she started to get creative and coming up with neat designs when clipping the fur.

And now at 27,  Melody Hames does it professionally.

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Quote:Melody Hames, 27, began clipping her own pet pony at the age of 12, and is now an absolute pro at it.

She had to trim her pony frequently because it suffered from a condition called cushings, causing it to have a thick woolly coat which doesn't change in the warmer season.

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Quote:As she became more experience she decided to set up her own clipping company in Lancashire, JMC Equestrian. 
She set up shop in 2013 and business has been booming ever since.

She used to do normal clippings, but has expanded her horizons after getting quirky requests from clients.

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Quote:The clipper is now inundated with requests for fancy horse trimmings before shows.

Explaining how she decides patterns, she said: 'Often I will visualise it in my head and clarify it with a quick look at related objects which in turn can create new ideas and viewpoints.

"I sketched out different shapes for castles and also for the armour clip as I knew I wanted a specific kind of style castle and sword.

"This helps me visualise in my head and I run with it from there.

"I use a wide range of blades and clippers, I have blades and clippers to suit pretty much every situation, and ever breed as well as coat type.

"No stencils have been used to date or CGIs here - all hand crafted, it's very much like a craft to me that only comes with experience and practice."

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All the designs she does are drawn free-handed and may take as little as 30 minutes to do.
Or several hours depending on how complex the design.

One of her most proudest designs was that of a Castle, which she said took a few days to complete.

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Quote:She continued: "I would work for as long as it took though, over the space of days, to suit the horse.

"The castle is important to me as it kick started the larger scale custom clipping and gave me something to really work at. It got me a lot of attention.

What great talent!
And nifty idea to create designs with their fur.

Wonderful canvas to be working on, albeit one false move and it could mess up her design.
Although I bet she has a quick reflex to such things after all these years of working with horses.

Horse hairdresser makes ponies look fabulous with her crazy custom designs

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a.k.a. 'snarky412'

That's Awesome!  smallawesome
Once A Rogue, Always A Rogue!
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Beautiful !
The clippers will be out for Hillary... after all, she's an horse's ass!
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That's gorgeous!   smallawesome 

I would be a little afraid of using the clippers on the horse's butt though.  If it tickled or frightened it, it could cause some serious damage with a good kick!   tinysurprised
Do Me! Do Me!

(09-10-2016, 07:55 PM)Jude Wrote: Do Me! Do Me!


Heh Jude, I wish I had enough hair!!
BIAD is fine, but me...? I wear a baseball hat all the time!
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(09-10-2016, 12:28 PM)BIAD Wrote: The clippers will be out for Hillary... after all, she's an horse's ass!

ROFLMAO......... smallrofl

No need to apologize, you are only stating the truth!!   minusculebiggrin

a.k.a. 'snarky412'

WOW, these are way more complicated than the little heart or initial or something I've seen on saddlebred horses' butts at fall shows for years!

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