Mane Madness! Hottest Summer Looks for Horses

Who says horses can't have hairdos? From bangs to braids, these stylish stallions certainly know how to work their looks!

01 of 08

SHE BANGS! SHE BANGS!

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Julian Wolkenstein

Photographer Julian Wolkenstein styled and photographed horses with luscious locks for no particular reason – just “to make you smile,” he told the U.K.’s Daily Mail. And good thing he did: We wouldn’t have wanted to miss seeing the Bettie Page of the pony world!

02 of 08

PAMPERED PRINCESS

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Julian Wolkenstein

“The horse absolutely adored having been groomed and being played with,” says Wolkenstein of this photo shoot. And it was lucky for Misty that she liked it: Styling took five hours. “One of the things we learned from the test shoot is that a horse’s head is incredibly big and you just need buckets and buckets of hair extensions, double or triple what you think.”

03 of 08

BLACK BEAUTY

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Julian Wolkenstein

Hey, horse–Bo Derek wants her hair back! Wolkenstein cast this beauty in his series of photographs because it already had experience being in front of a TV crew. How do horse models differ from supermodels like Gisele Bundchen or Heidi Klum? They don’t like the lights and flashes!

04 of 08

CUTER WITH CURLS

CUTER WITH CURLS
EquineWellBeing

Wolkenstein isn’t alone in his fondness for thoroughbred fashion. The owners of Willy the horse of Winsen Aller, Germany, created this curly mane. The benefit to having a stylish horse like this one? You can share curling irons!

05 of 08

FESTIVAL OF BRAIDS

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Glenda Sherrell

Years ago, horses were force-fed sake at the annual Drunken Horse Festival in Kumamoto, Japan. Now they just wear elaborate costumes and super-cool braids–and it’s the people who get drunk!

06 of 08

PRETTY IN PINK

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Chito Francisco

This horseman told Philippine photographer Chito Francisco that he did this dye job to make his horses more attractive to children, who rent them out to ride around a park in Baguio.

07 of 08

PRIMP MY HORSE

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Jason Tinder

We can’t forget the trunk! This horse’s tail was accessorized with a poinsettia and a fancy French braid by owners in Houston, Texas, for Christmas.

08 of 08

PONY PERM

PONY PERM
Joe Pallas

Horse lover Joe Pallas snapped this picture of Teddy with a faux perm. How’d he get this look? It’s the old junior-high trick: Simply undo the braids.

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