BURY, England, April 26 (UPI) -- A U.K. woman has turned horse grooming into a form of art by trimming elaborate custom designs into their hair.
Melody Hames, 27, owns and operates JMC Equestrian Custom Clipping in Bury, England where she offers a variety of clipping services including transforming horses' coats into works of art.
"I offer a friendly, non-judgemental and approachable service for equestrians of all disciplines including ride and drive horses, hunt, competition, hack and show horses," her Facebook page states. "I can cater to every breed and coat type and every request can be met."
Her page also states that she specializes in working with young and nervous horses and seeks to "build horses confidence, for fuss-free clipping, for life," according to her mission statement.
Hames told the Telegraph that she developed her clipping skills from trimming her own pony, which suffered from a condition that caused it to have an unusually thick coat even in warmer weather.
She began to shift her focus to custom clippings after receiving a number of requests, including a detailed castle design that took her several days to complete.
"The castle is important to me as it kickstarted the larger scale custom clipping and gave me something to really work at," she said. "It got me a lot of attention."
Hames counts a design which she titled "Armour De L'Amore" as one of her favorites, as it symbolizes the bond that she has developed with her personal horse through the grooming process.
"Now he stands unaltered with complete trust while I work which has been a challenge as he's was a very nervous character and still is but he trusts me and it's a great feeling," she said.