I do understand the point being made of course. However whilst in the stable they could have done anything to the horse with the scissors I would be beyond releived that the damage was only cosmetic.
A few years ago at a huge yearling sale here all the tails were hacked off with a chainsaw.
The point im making is whilst in that stable the possibilites were endless of what they could do but they settled for something that was not harmful to the horse.
ETA my baby is working her uneven mohawk with pride