One horse has beautiful long, blonde locks, which almost resembles Disney Princess, Rapunzel. Haflinger horses are very famous for their long and gorgeous manes. This particular Haflinger horse, named Storm, grew a stunning hair, which is over a meter long, in more than six years span.
In Limburg, in the south of Netherlands is where Priscilla Gijsberts, an amateur photographer, has witnessed the enchanting sight. She captured beautiful shots of Storm, posing with her 24-year-old owner named Naomi Beckers.
The 25-year-old photographer from Eindhoven, Netherlands, said: ‘I met Storm’s owner on Instagram, and I was amazed by Storm’s mane.’ Some Haflingers do have wavy hair, which is often most visible when they are still young and have shorter manes.
However, as their manes grow longer their waves usually straighten, unlike their tails which often stay wavy throughout their life.
‘When Storm was about three years old she already had manes that passed her shoulder – from that point on they were no longer cut and always kept in braids to protect them.’
Amateur photographer, Priscilla Gijsberts, captures Storm and her owner Naomi Beckers.
Haflinger horses are known for their beautiful long and blonde mane. Storm’s hair looks so much like Rapunzel’s hair.
Storm’s hair is naturally curvy. It just braided in front, so it would not get stuck in and around her stable, when she is on her won.
Storm from Limburg, in the south of the Netherlands, is just one of thousands of the breed, all over Europe.
If the mane of a Haflinger horse is much taken care of, it would look like a human hair.
What shampoo does Storm use?
The Haflinger horse breed was developed in Austria in the 17th century.
The breed was originally developed to work in the mountainous regions of its native land.
Now, the breed is used in many activities that include draft and pack work, light harness and combined driving, and many athletic events.