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post #191 of 214 Old 12-29-2012, 05:32 AM
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Outrageous to clip a Clydesdales feather! No matter how tempted you are, don't do it. It's what makes them Clydedsales. If you don't want a feathered horse go get a Belgian or Percheron...I am now running for the hills with my two fully feathered Clydes...LOL

No need to run with your Clydes, I kind of thought I would be ducking flame throwers on a draft thread saying I didn't like feathers on a horse. Ha ha I LOVE the look of Clydes, just rather not deal with the mess of feathers. The horse I posted was a Shire... Can I clip those?
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No need to run with your Clydes, I kind of thought I would be ducking flame throwers on a draft thread saying I didn't like feathers on a horse. Ha ha I LOVE the look of Clydes, just rather not deal with the mess of feathers. The horse I posted was a Shire... Can I clip those?
Absolutely not! Shires are even heavier feathered than a Clydesdale. Arrrrgggghhhhhh....I'm running now, faster than ever. Stay away from feathered drafts....ROFL
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Ha Ha I also thought that Friesians with their flowing mane and tails would look so much better without their hairy legs.

Don't you think that the clipped Clyde in the picture looks beautiful? I do. Look at those lovely legs. :)

Don't worry, I wouldn't ever think about clipping anyone else's horse. It would just be my own horses. Like to have them tidy.
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Ha Ha I also thought that Friesians with their flowing mane and tails would look so much better without their hairy legs.

Don't you think that the clipped Clyde in the picture looks beautiful? I do. Look at those lovely legs. :)

Don't worry, I wouldn't ever think about clipping anyone else's horse. It would just be my own horses. Like to have them tidy.
You have got me laughing so much! You must never, ever be allowed near a Shire, Clydesdale, Fresian or any feathered horse under any circumstances. If you like a 'tidy horse' then the hairy drafts are not for you...LOL. You clip a heavy hairy horse and you will be ex-communicated by the hairy heavy horse groups. I'll see if I can send you a Belgian or Percheron, they are pretty tidy....LOL
Here is a beautiful Clydesdale in all his glory-perfect for dressage and in full feather...now you tell me he doesn't look tidy...
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Have a look at this - a really lovely display and you can see where the warmbloods got their knee action from in the lengthened strides

Dressage to music at North Wales Shire Open Day - YouTube
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here is a beautiful Clydesdale in all his glory-perfect for dressage and in full feather...now you tell me he doesn't look tidy...
He's very lovely.

What some people don't realise is that the feather must only come from the back of the leg and around the coronet - There must be no long hair on the sides or front of the legs at all.
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Ha Ha I also thought that Friesians with their flowing mane and tails would look so much better without their hairy legs.

Don't you think that the clipped Clyde in the picture looks beautiful? I do. Look at those lovely legs. :)

Don't worry, I wouldn't ever think about clipping anyone else's horse. It would just be my own horses. Like to have them tidy.


You have got me laughing so much! You must never, ever be allowed near a Shire, Clydesdale, Fresian or any feathered horse under any circumstances. If you like a 'tidy horse' then the hairy drafts are not for you...LOL. You clip a heavy hairy horse and you will be ex-communicated by the hairy heavy horse groups. I'll see if I can send you a Belgian or Percheron, they are pretty tidy....LOL
Here is a beautiful Clydesdale in all his glory-perfect for dressage and in full feather...now you tell me he doesn't look tidy...




You are kidding right? He is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE how they look BUT he also looks like several hours of washing and blow drying. That all comes after getting the large chunks of mud out. Ha ha

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What some people don't realise is that the feather must only come from the back of the leg and around the coronet - There must be no long hair on the sides or front of the legs at all.
I do realize that. I know of several people that clip around the back of the coronet band on the Friesians to keep them from getting sores from moisture. The long hair hangs down over and you can't really tell they have been clipped.
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I'm a sinful person too - the feather was clipped off our 'hairy' within days of owning her - I honestly think she looks much smarter without it
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Inga - the comment made about the hair applies to the Clydesdale - They must only have feather hanging from the back of the leg and only around the coronary band around the front.

Feathering coming from all around the leg as is often seen with Gypsy ponies is absolutely a breed No No.
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Feathering coming from all around the leg as is often seen with Gypsy ponies is absolutely a breed No No.

But is an absolute requirement, in a Gypsy.

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