August 21, 2010

Buzz Cuts for Danny and Dakota

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"

1 comment:

  1. I think the draft horses look much nicer with the buz cut,work horse shave.We do it to almost all our horses,its easier to clean and they don't sweat so much and it looks very uniform and don't get tangled up in the collar.the Phila,carriages horses get these cuts too and they like it better. I think the horses are alot more comfortable. love,Anita