Sunday, February 26, 2012


(Reposted from February 22nd, 2012!)

Poor Pangea. When she tumbled off the trailer onto Texas soil, she had no idea she'd fallen into the snares of a grooming maniac. (No seriously. Gogo used to walk out of her stall completely ungroomed looking this sparkly. Notice the shavings in her tail? Completely untouched by grooming tools. I just kept her THAT clean!) She looked like a bit of a hot mess - so much hair! so much dirt! - and there was no way I was going to live with that!

"Ummmm... what are you going to do to me?"

Ohhhhh dear. Well this will never do. This is also a lesson on how to make your horse look as unflattering as possible. Notice the excess hair, long scraggly mane, beard, raggedy tail, and most awkward pose ever. I promise she's not built so horribly in real life. You'll see what I mean in a minute.

Ohhhhhh dear....

Well that's gotta go.

MUCH better.

Uh ohhhhh....

Phew, all better!

I also did her scraggly, thin, gnarly mane.... I had to cut it with scissors instead of pull it because it was too thin and long!

My clippers were uncharged, so I couldn't get rid of all her crazy whiskers, but I managed to give a scissor cut to the worst of her mare-beard. She looks less like a circus side show bearded lady now, and more like a real lady instead.


Now THAT'S a pretty mare! Can you imagine how nice she'll look with some topline on her?

Tomorrow she'll get a bath (it will be 80 degrees!) and then she will finally look like a REAL respectable horse!


  1. Hey Andrea, this is like the stupidest question ever, but what'd you do to her tail? Just shorten up the pipecleaner bit with scissors?

  2. I'm curious about the same thing. I have no luck with pulling my guy's tail. What's your technique for "pulling" the tail by cutting with scissors? Can you post a tutorial?

  3. I'll see if I can write something up... not really sure how best to explain it, I just sort of eyeball it out!