Danny and Dakota, our draft crosses, have always had particularly heavy manes and tails, especially Dakota. I have always been tempted to just shave their manes right off, a good old fashioned work-horse buzz cut. After coming home from wagon rides today, I decided it was time to take out the clippers and just DO IT!
I have no regrets. They look very handsome, especially Danny, whose hefty neck is accentuated by the lack of hair. For those of you who may be cringing - don't worry, it will grow back, and pretty fast, too!
Photos: Top: Dakota, before all the hair was gone.
Two: Danny having his forelock buzzed.
Three: Dakota, clean shaven!
Fourth photo: Danny stands amongst all the hair that fell from his neck and Dakota's. (Remember, these are size 8 draft horse feet!)
Bottom: Danny is especially well suited to the "Work Horse Buzz Cut"