Aging brings a variety of challenges for horses and humans. Not the least of these is hair strangeness. I know you know what I’m talking about.

Raise your hand if you’ve experienced any of these indignities:

  • Your once glorious locks are now thinner. You may even have a bald spot.
  • Your hairline has moved from your forehead to somewhere closer to the North Pole.
  • If you are a man, you may find hairs sprouting from your ears and nose. It’s as if you have the same amount of hair except that it’s changed location. Which doesn’t seem one bit fair, does it?
  • If you’re a woman you notice those pesky, long, wiry hairs on your chin or jaw line that won’t stay away, no matter how much plucking you do. I’m convinced they’re cousins to bindweed, whose roots get stronger every time you pull it.
You’ll notice in the photograph that our dear, sweet Chickadee is having a bit of a mustache problem.

It seemed she was having one of those good news/bad news days. Good news that she is out of the hospital stall and back in the pasture with her herd; bad news that she has this weird thing going on with her face. I have no idea where this came from.


I’m telling you right now that no female wants to sport a mustache. Especially a walrus-looking-kind of mustache. Chickadee vaguely reminded me of Teddy Roosevelt, though I didn’t tell her. That sweet girl has had enough to handle with her eye infection. Let’s just say that it hasn’t been her best spring and leave it at that.

How about you?

Any errant hair stories to share with us? I’m sure it would make Chickadee feel better to hear them. We’re all in this together, ya know.