Shyanne the Pony Woman
Forty-year-old Australian web designer Leanne (who answers to “Shyanne” when she’s in pony form) dresses as a pony while pulling her friend Grace in a custom-made trap. She wears fake hooves, a tail, reins, a bit, and a skintight rubber jumpsuit – one of her pony outfits with all its gear can cost more than $10,000. She is currently working on building human-sized stables in her backyard.
Leanne, who suffers from shyness in her human form, explains, “When I’m in pony gear I feel freer. It’s about who you are. I become me.”
Perhaps her shyness is alleviated by the fact that when she has a bit in her mouth, she can’t talk.