Monday, May 4, 2009

Equine (lack of) style: bad taste, bad behavior

It has always been my firm opinion that no one looks good with just a mustache. A moustache, no matter how you spell it, should go with a beard like cookies go with milk. And this is not just true for humans - it holds no matter what species you are, as is clearly demonstrated by the ridiculous emperor tamarin:

Sorry, tamarin, those little wisps on your chin are NOT enough to make a difference.

(From Flickr user Nebarnix)

Well, a certain horse in England named Alfie has grown a frightfully tasteless and unnatural mustache, and of course horses don't have beards, so the effect is appalling:

Now, sure you can't blame him for growing it, or for the fact that it isn't even a matching color. But apparently he's actually proud of it, and won't allow it to be trimmed:

The horse...refuses to let staff at the stables in Bitton, Gloucestershire, into his stall there for fear that they will remove his whiskers.

Alfie clearly enjoys the look and groom Justine Greenslade said all efforts to clip it had been in vain...

"He's obviously rather proud of his facial hair," she said.

"He runs a mile if he thinks we're going to trim it."


  1. Hmmm... probably not.

    Well, there's exception to every rule, right?


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