As I pull out my clippers this year, my goals are modest: I’m not a horse clipping maestro, I’m an amateur who hopes for straight clean lines and a more comfortable horse.
But there are some real artists out there who inspire the rest of us to new heights. Melody Hames uses clippers as her brush and horses as her canvases. As “The Horse Barber” Hames started clipping her own pony at age nine when he developed Cushings. Now she creates custom masterpieces and gives demonstrations to teach others how to clip.
I’m not sure that I will ever have the skill or the artistic talent, but maybe this year I’ll try something more ambitious than a trace clip. Watch out, Zelda!