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Melody Hames: The Horse Barber

‘The Horse Barber Melody Hames helps equestrians go from feeling overwhelmed & daunted when it comes to clipping, to confident and assertive in their approach, by developing their knowledge of horse clipping practices & overall horsemanship skills.’

Melody Hames is the name behind The Horse Barber Brand, renowned for its leading position in the horse clipping world. A quick google search is all it takes to see the recognition for her craft on an international scale. Melody has been a pioneer in the horse clipping industry, by raising the bar and bringing a new level of professionalism to horse clipping practices.

Melody is the face of creative horse clipping and was the first person to deliver creative grooming demonstrations as an educator in both the UK & USA alongside Andis Grooming.

Melody has challenged the status quo of equestrian clipping as we know it. She has changed the face of traditional clipping methods to bring a new life & standard to the horse clipping industry, using her unique approach and passion for her craft and taking creative clipping into mainstream media.


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People & Horses Melody Has Helped

I had a brilliant first one to one session with the one and only amazingly talented and seriously lovely Melody Hames
I am so grateful and this is just the start of our journey I’ve made a friend and mentor for life in Melody and having the day spent with my best boy who was an absolute superstar bonding was wonderful
Watch this space! 
- Joanna Walmsley, Essex

Rachel speaking about her beautiful but anxious dressage mare;

“When I bought her it was one question (about clipping) I didn’t ask !! Only to be told later “it’s a vet job !!!!” . A few confidence and technique build-up training sessions with Melody The Horse Barber, lots of patience and mutual trust and I can do her solo now”

- Rachel Wall, Lancashire

Melody used my mare for some case study work on clipping nervous horses. The time she spent with her has made me more aware of not restricting her too much at her head. Whether that is walking from the field to riding. My mare is so much better and I actually achieved a full clip with her a few weeks ago 
- Jo Laycock, Lancashire

Melody I’s not only good at her job she is knowledgeable on different horse coats,eg PPID horses. Nothing is to much trouble for her and if you have any questions or uncertainties Melody will happily chat with you about them.
- Jillian Parkinson, Mottram Tameside

Melody came to my boys and clipped them. I decided after to have a go myself. Was on hand to give advice and tips. Especially a clean coat. But I think her talent is amazing. Her war horse clip that she did in remembrance for all veterans was truly beautiful. Melody is defo the best horse barber and one of a kind
Elise Brown, Clitheroe

I’ve watched Melody florish for many years, and follow her heart and dream. The end result being a true professional in her work. I notice when Melody enters a stable she is touching and talking to your horse, she knows exactly where they are sensitive and deals accordingly. Even whilst clipping she is tapping or stroking your horse as reassurance. As for the clip…. We needed a full clip with blended legs and face. It is perfect. But she still wasn’t finished. Melody went on to give my horse a warm sponge over and wrap her up nice and warm. I really wouldn’t have anyone else. A beautiful, thoughtful lady inside and out.
Suzanne Whitworth, Norden Rochdale