Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Oh, and the only reason I clipped our pony is because he sheds out much too slowly for our warm season.
As a dog groomer, I chose to use my #7 blades, clipping against the grain. This lifts the coat as I cut so I don't get track marks or a chunky finish. The #10 blade that comes with most models of clippers is renowned for this and much too short if used in reverse. While you're at it, snag a few #7s to swap out as one blade heats up, setting the others to cool. A hot blade will clog easier. Best to bathe the horse first, too, but it must be dry before you clip - 110%. Clean and oil your blades once your done before your store them and they'll last you the life of your horse. Only clip a clean horse and you'll never even need to get them sharpened!
That's it for my hot tips tonight, lol!