“Rapunzel Horse” Has Captured Hearts of the Internet with Her Luscious Blonde Mane

A horse named Storm is taking the Internet by…storm. The eight-year-old Haflinger mare (a breed known for their beautiful hair) has an enthusiastic social media following thanks to her wavy golden locks. Not only are the gentle curls perfectly styled, but they effortlessly fall down her back. Storm’s glamour even earned her the nickname “Rapunzel” after the character in the classic fairy tale.

Naomi Beckers is Storm’s human. The 24-year-old student and entrepreneur purchased Storm from her previous owner two years ago after noticing her amazing head of hair. Together, the two could be hair twins; Beckers has the same blonde wavy locks that trail down her head. Since entering the young woman’s life, the Haflinger horse’s hair has been growing and growing—intentionally being kept long and luscious. It hasn’t been cut since she was two years and is now over three feet in length. Occasionally, it is braided for her protection.

With an ever-growing audience of over 34,000 followers, it’s safe to say that Storm is Insta-famous. In fact, followers can’t seem to get enough. “I was planning to post a few pictures on it [Storm’s Instagram] from time to time, but people kept asking me when I would post another photo,” Beckers says. “It is actually a bit out of control, but I think it is very nice that it has grown so much!”

Follow Beckers and Storm through Instagram.

Storm is an eight-year-old Haflinger horse with a beautiful mane that’s earned her the nickname Rapunzel.

Her human, Naomi Beckers, is her hair twin, and the two pose together for their popular Instagram account.

Naomi Beckers & Storm: Instagram | Facebook | YouTube
h/t: [Oddity Central]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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