And no, this is not a unique and unusual case. Here's another one.
OK, so these foals are arabs. They have fine heads and arched necks and I guess the clipping is to show the beauty of their throat, or some such. But.. they end up looking like someone wrapped the rest of them up in fun fur, and to my eye, it doesn't do anything for their natural beauty and grace. In fact, if I were buying a horse, I would be suspicious of any such clipping because my first thought is "What are they trying to draw my eye away from?"
Also - it looks silly. And hello, if your foal is fuzzy enough so that clipping makes it look like a toy ostrich:
Then it's probably WINTER! Which means it's cold. And your foal, which has no insulating layer of fat, and not enough body mass to maintain its own temperature, needs all the fur it can get.
I suggest that this practice cease and desist immediately, and that instead all Arab foals be issued with scarves and hats:
That would be much better. Yes.
In other news, oh look! The sun is shining! There will probably be fire spinning tonight if it stays like this. Frank Kitts park, 7pm. Also, all you lot that haven't posted for a while, it's about time you did. Inquiring minds want to know what you've been up to.
Also, I've been invited to go up to Auckland and Be Shiny in August. My plane ticket would be paid for. The catch is, I'm loathe to do this on my own. I'd kind of like to go, because it'd be fun and an adventure, but I'm not sure about putting myself in a position where I'm among almost complete strangers for a weekend. Anyone else want to come Be Shiny with me?