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    10-22-2010, 09:08 AM
All clipped for winter :)

So my boy got clipped yesterday and he was a superstar :) He is always very good to clip but doesn't like getting behind his ears done and normaly has abit of a strop about it however he didn't bat and eyelid this year, I was very proud.



Hugo is also very tickley when getting his stomach clipped and I have never met another horse who is tickley he moves away and sort of twitches when you'r clipping that bit as of " mum stop its too tickely" haha ! Anyone elses horse sensitive about getting their tummy's clipped ?

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    10-22-2010, 08:34 PM
I usually do a trace clips on my mare. She's tickly all over!
    10-23-2010, 07:46 PM
I have never clipped a horse or seen one clipped like that lol. Half of his face too? What is the purpose of clipping them? Especially in cold months?
    10-24-2010, 05:11 AM
Horses who are in work and hairy because of their thick winter coat become too hot when being ridden and sweat up a alot. Hugo and me jump and school regularly and will possibly be competeing during the winter, when I have been jumping he has been sweating up under his stomach, girth and up his neck and because of this is soaking by the end which is why I clipped him.

Horses who sweat up heavily when being ridden take a long time too cool down, which can resort in feeding too early and colicking. They are also more prone to catching a chill due to being wet in very cold weather.

So the best option is to clip them and then rug them up to compensate for the loss of their coat.

There are alot of different types of clips you can just take the neck (a bib) or the neck and some of the stomach off (trace) or a blanket (which is what hugo has) you can take everything off but half their face, their legs and small saddle shape (hunter) or a full (where it all comes off).
The type of clip depends on the work they are in and the amount they are sweating up.

    10-24-2010, 05:40 AM
** half the neck and some of the stomach off (chaser) half the neck and half the body(trace) << this link shows cartoons of what each one actually looks like & its purpose

    10-24-2010, 07:15 AM
Green Broke
I have always wanted to know the different types of clips, thanks for that link.
Your horse looks great :)
    10-24-2010, 08:08 AM
Green Broke
We trace clip as well, but normally leave all the hair on the face. But then again...maybe our winter is colder then yours...?

The cartoons are hilarious btw. Good link.
    10-27-2010, 07:09 AM
I've never had one object to a belly clip, how funny ;) Some of mine don't like the ears or under the jaw. I keep the heads clipped on most of my minis (I leave the ears though) and those who drive get necks and bellies clipped as well. Doesn't get too cold here though (real cold nights get down to about 20, days in the 50's). I do a full body clip on my Fell come Feb or March, when we have great weather and he's still ready for a blizzard! (here's how nice we get: my wedding was the last weekend in January and I wore a sleaveless dress and wasn't cold in the slightest!)
    10-27-2010, 08:13 AM
Sometimes how you clip depends on the individual horse thier hair growth and sweat patterns. I've seen the half face clip on the belly, chaser and trace clips.
    10-27-2010, 09:08 PM
He looks very handsome!

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