I've body clipped horses before but not dirty, wooly horses. Have done the usual ears/muzzle/etc trimming but I usually let my guys hair up without a care during the winter
I'm not super experienced at body clipping, so please forgive the silly question - but is there any way to get around bathing them before clipping?
Situation is: I just took in a rescue, he is a very hairy draft horse (had to put down my last draft rescue in Nov. ). This guy has rain rot and I suspect lice as well. I am a pro at dealing with the lice and the rain rot (unfortunately, through experience, lol), but I can't help but think treatment would be easier and more successful if I were to body clip him. I have no access to warm water, it's COLD, and I'm not sure how to approach this. The poor horse is about to tear the barn apart scratching on it.