Melody Hames combines her two loves -- art and horses -- to create striking designs by clipping her equine subjects' coats.
Dubbed the "Horse Barber," Melody has set up a business clipping creative designs. She also takes pride in educating others about her skill and loves to inspire others to share her craft.
Melody started clipping as a child but identified a business model when pictures of her work began to be shared on social media.
In November 2018, she was invited to create a design to mark the armistice centenary -- 100 years since the end of World War I. The piece took six weeks of research and the physical clip took 10 hours to complete.
Melody can't pick a favorite design but some do mean more than others. In March 2018, she did a charity clip for MacMillan Cancer Support -- in memory of a close friend who had passed away.