A Stallion who is so proud of his seven-inch long gold curly moustache appears more than determined that it remains exactly where it is by refusing to let its groomer anywhere near it.
Alfie is stabled in Bitton, Gloucestershire, UK, and first began growing his long curly whiskers when he reached maturity, but despite most horses normally getting a trim around every six months to prevent the unwanted hair from getting in to their mouth, Alfie seems quite content to allow his to become overgrown.
The stable manager Hayley Coxteth said:
“Just the sight of scissors makes Alfie bolt across the stable and away to safety.
“He is a very headstrong horse and is very proud of his moustache.
“He is a character.
“A few years ago it was really big and full but it now looks a little scraggy because it’s so long.
“It was bizarre when I first saw it and my first inkling was to shave it off.
“But he does not let you anywhere near it.
“You have to be very brave to try and tackle his curls”, said Hayley, who also added that the proud stallion doesn’t have a problem being ridden.
According to one horse specialist, Alfie could end up having the last laugh by heading in first over the lone into the UK record books for having the longest seven-inch whiskers of many golden curls in the country.