30-year-old Melody Hames has been writing horses for over dual decades, and it shows. Today she is credited for branch equine writing into an art form.

Hames started writing horses when she was 9-years-old, and unequivocally got into it by writing her pet Connermara hack who suffered from cushings disease, a condition that caused it to have a thick downy cloak that didn’t change in a warmer season. She did normal writing for a prolonged time, though carrying always had a passion for a arts, and removing requests for tradition artistic writing from clients, Melody Hames started unleashing her creativity on a horses coats and shortly became famous as “The Horse Barber”.

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Through her singular proceed and passion for a craft, Melody Hames altered equestrian writing as we know it, branch it into an art form. She travels a universe display off her skills and training others a secrets of a trade. She has been featured in equestrian and art magazines all over a universe and she’s also had several TV appearances.


Melody Hames set adult her possess equine writing business, JMC Equestrian, in 2013, and has been flooded with requests for tradition pleat ever since. She infrequently clips adult to 5 horses a day, though she’s so ardent about it that she infrequently doesn’t even feel a hours pass.


“Horses are my healthy passion and initial choice when it comes to bathing and clipping. It usually comes naturally. I’m dependant to operative and hours pass by and before we know it, we have finished 4 or 5 horses and it’s a finish of a day,” Hames said.

The Horse Barber does many of her work freehand, spending between a integrate of hours to 10 hours on a singular pattern depending on a complexity. She uses a accumulation of blades and clippers formed on a equine multiply and cloak she is operative on.


“No stencils have been used to date or CGIs here – all palm crafted, it’s unequivocally many like a qualification to me that usually comes with knowledge and practice,” a artist told The Telegraph.


Melody Hames has been chastised for her artistic clipping, with some of her critics even accusing her of animal cruelty, though she claims that many of these people don’t unequivocally know what she does.


“I make it my goal build adult horses,” Hames told iHeartHorses. “The horses we work with are calm, loose and done to feel totally during palliate so station around is no problem during all! After all, horses are built to mount up. we cruise a lot of people who contend we am bad for writing don’t cruise this!”



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“Regular breaks are taken during a bigger clips and infrequently even apart over several sessions,” a artist added. “For example, Armour De L’amore was widespread over 3 apart days! You can't force a equine to mount to finish a artistic shave if it does not wish to do so! we asses a horse’s function and work to any horse’s particular needs to yield them with a happy and certain knowledge each singular time.”

For some-more of The Horse Barber’s extraordinary masterpieces, check out her central site, as good as her Facebook page.