Originally Posted by Trinity3205
An ill mannered draft horse is a nightmare.
Yes, but I don't trim nightmares, of any breed
If the horse isn't well enough trained or bad mannered, I'm certainly willing to put in some time with it, but I'm also not afraid of telling an owner a horse needs more training. It's just not worth the risk... & come to think of it, the last horse I couldn't finish(did fronts but he was very 'handy' with backs) was a 4yo Percheron... I just find that 'cold bloods' are generally easier to deal with. There have been 4 horses in the last year I had to walk away from without finishing the job & the others were warmbloods.
I usually have to employ help to close the nippers on walls like that.
I have 'drafty nips' for those horses - longer handles than my normal ones, so more leverage. Also if you don't attempt full blade-width cuts, but set the nips for each cut only half way from last cut. Yes, I do also have a different/wider rasp too...