Over the years, the girls have tried a variety of hair styles. They have all been fascinated with having curly hair. D3 had VERY curly hair until she was about eight or nine. The others weren't as lucky and they tried a variety of ways to curl their hair. They've tried foam curlers, hot curlers, rag curlers, pin curls, braids that go into rag curlers, and the curling iron.
I had very long, mostly straight hair as a girl. I remember how thrilled I was when I got a large set of hot curlers for Christmas one year. I also managed to acquire two sets of curling rods that looked like colorful breadsticks. They came in a case that heated them up. I tried using both sets with a bit of hairspray first, leaving them in for a few hours. I looked like a poodle! Children, don't try this at home. A shower almost didn't remove the frizz. Thankfully, conditioner fixed the problem.
Our mare does "girl things" with her favorite rider. They both wear nail polish, braid their hair, wear scarves/ribbons, and now...
Don't ask. I didn't.
I'll let you know if they go out to get a perm.