Some readers may think this is a bit lame, but hay we think it’s one of the kookiest things we’ve ever herd. To all your neigh-sayers out there this story really can stirrup some emotion. Ok that’s probably enough horse puns to be getting on with, now it’s time for the mane event (sorry). Let us tell you about Leanne, an Australian website designer who gets a real thrill out of dressing up as a horse.
This 40-year old lady doesn’t just like to put on a ponyesque outfit for kicks, but fully immerses herself in the mindset of a horse. Her get-up includes saddle, bridle, bit and hooves, and once she has it all on she enjoys nothing more than pulling her friend Grace around on a one-man trap.
Talking about what it’s like to have a woman pulling your cart, Grace said: ‘I steer by giving her commands via turns of the reins, that’s a good method and she can respond to pressure on either side of her mouth, same as you would with a horse.’
Whenever Leanne goes into horse-mode she takes the name Shyanne. For her it is more than just a mess-around, she feels that she can be more expressive, carefree and happy when dressed as Shyanne. ‘When I’m in the pony gear, I feel freer,’ said Leanne. ‘It’s about who you are, it’s about expressing yourself. I become me.’
Beyond just dressing up, Leanne wants to experience as much of a horse’s life as possible, and so she has begun building a set of human-sized stables in her backyard. Wither or not Leanne is totally crazy, we think it’s great that she can find something to get lost in and truly be herself. ‘For me, it’s spiritual,’ she says. ‘It’s a different realm. You’re not worried about bills, you’re not worried about going to work.’
Via Daily Mail