Stencilbum- welcome to the forum! I've seen that picture of your super cute pony floating around online. I think I actually laughed outloud the first time I saw it! That is hysterical! Thanks for your explanations, very informative!
Clipping is a Godsend. It's not realistic for performance horses who show or are in training to just have the winter off. Nor is it realistic to expect the wooly ones to dry off with a cooler in under 10 minutes. With proper blanketing your horse stays warm and clipping is a win win situation for everyone.