I have a 7 month old QH filly and I've had her for almost a month now and I'm thinking it's time to start training her to at least get used to the clippers and baths. Does anyone have any tips on what I should do to be careful when training her or if there are any tricks of the trade that you might have found! And also if you have any clipping tips in general they would be greatly appreciated!! I'm going to be taking her to some shows starting in January/February and I want her clipping job to be as perfect as possible! (Which I know is a challenge;)
Also, since she is young and I'll take her in Halter/Showmanship/Lunge Line classes will I need to pull her mane too? I was hoping I wouldn't have to because she's going to be a reiner/cutter and I want her mane to be really long of course, but I assume that I'll have to pull it anyways if I'm going to go to an AQHA show! Any tips there either?
Thanks so much for your time and help!