Oh, IF ONLY it were possible to Photoshop the hair off our horses. Then maybe mine wouldn’t look like an unloved medical experiment.
Melody Cannon of JMC Custom Clipping in northwest England has been clipping professionally for three years and her experience and natural talent certainly show in her most recent creation:
According to Melody, the gelding stood patiently for three separate sessions to complete the clip job. She works entirely freehand and does not use stencils for her more elaborate creations.
Her work has gone viral across the pond, and while most horse people are enamored and floored by the detail of her work, the less educated masses seem entirely lost on the itchy art of clipping. Criticisms ranged from how cruel it is to make a horse freeze in the cold for looks to “why would you tattoo a horse?” to this gem:
While that’s certainly true of my personal mount, it would seem that Melody’s charming Welsh cross is a standup guy and was happy to stand for his new ‘do.
Melody’s other work can range from extremely practical, such as helping this little shetland stinker shed about half his weight in hair:
And assisting a friendly giant in smoothing out his coat after a medically necessary ultrasound shaving:
As well as other fantastical designs, like this guy’s “Castle Clip”:
But she also does plenty of work that combines the fun with the practical, like this snazzy full body clip with some flair:
You can check out all of Melody’s work at her Facebook page, and I suspect she’s got more of these creations in store for her followers down the road!
Go Melody, and Go Clipping.