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post #1 of 7 Old 03-22-2012, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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does anyone body clip their draft?

So, with the weather warming up quickly and summer on its way, I've been debating on whether or not I want to give Sam a full body clip. He'll be 2 in July and is a belgiab gelding. Last summer as a yearling he would sweat so badly outside and inside, even with shade and shelter. Being a draft, his summer coat and also his body are thicker than a lighter horse. So I've been tossing around th idea of a body clip. Does anyoneelse do this? How do you keep your horses cool?
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-23-2012, 12:00 AM
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I only clip my drafts if the weather is abnormally hot before they can shed enough. I do full body clip if the weather gets down again as New England weather will do I just toss on a turnout sheet. But very rarely do I have to clip.
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-23-2012, 12:07 AM
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We've never clipped any of ours, but I have gotten into the habit of spraying them down with the hose as I fill the water tanks every day. They seem to really enjoy it.

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We've never clipped any of ours, but I have gotten into the habit of spraying them down with the hose as I fill the water tanks every day. They seem to really enjoy it.

If I did that, my horses would hate me forever. I do try to spray the dogs, they run fast when I have a hose.
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-24-2012, 11:05 PM
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Ware, John is the one that enjoys it the most. Whenever it's above about 80 degrees, he'll come over and beg for sprays while I fill the tank. If he's on the other end of the paddock and I'm spraying someone else, he'll come down and push them out of the way.

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The two young Clydesdales we were bringing on a few years ago were like that too, loved the hose pipe - and would put their mouths over the end and drink from it too, as well as getting sprayed (:
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-25-2012, 09:25 AM
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We have a Belgian on the farm that we're thinking about clipping. He is shedding, but we noticed that he isn't sweating as much as the other horses when working and is getting overheated.

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