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post #21 of 33 Old 07-18-2012, 11:49 PM
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LOVE everyone's ponies!! The difference is always so dramatic.

This is Scout, our 2 year old Gotland gelding. Didn't snap a shot of him just before his first clip this spring, but he has a really evident two-stage shed... First, he loses the whispy woolies of winter, then he takes his time shaking out this thick bison coat, similar to the OP's pony. The before was sometime around January/February of this year. The after was less than 12 hours after his first clip ever, 1 hour before entering his first show ring ever - lol! Good little pony to cart my kid around so well. The third pic is a month later, having finally shed out that burnt clipped hair.





That has to be the cutest pony EVER!!

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post #22 of 33 Old 07-18-2012, 11:57 PM
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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!
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Thanks for the compliment! We're very partial and disgustingly biased, lol!
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post #24 of 33 Old 07-19-2012, 04:44 AM
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I love the colour her coat goes in winter - but its too hard not to clip as I compete through winter :)

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I love the colour her coat goes in winter - but its too hard not to clip as I compete through winter :)

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:0 She is gorgeous! Awesome clip job! She looks EXACTLY like my friend's morgan gelding, Challenger. The white star, curly mane, EVERYTHING!
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post #26 of 33 Old 07-19-2012, 10:27 AM
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Jodi111 - I absolutely LOVE your clip design!!!

I tried DESPERATELY to not have to clip him this winter.....but he just sweat soooo much. He grows such a thick coat. I am hoping next year being on this better diet and consistent work and a different environment that we wont have to clip this year but we'll see.

BEFORE:


FIRST CLIP JOB: JUST THE MOOBIES AND HIS SUPER HERO SYMBOL! He looks thrilled here.



SECOND CLIP: HORRENDOUS


DURING THE FINAL CLIPPING :)



COMPLETE! I LEFT HIS LEGHURSSS
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post #27 of 33 Old 07-19-2012, 10:36 AM
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Jodi111 - I absolutely LOVE your clip design!!!

I tried DESPERATELY to not have to clip him this winter.....but he just sweat soooo much. He grows such a thick coat. I am hoping next year being on this better diet and consistent work and a different environment that we wont have to clip this year but we'll see.

BEFORE:


FIRST CLIP JOB: JUST THE MOOBIES AND HIS SUPER HERO SYMBOL! He looks thrilled here.



SECOND CLIP: HORRENDOUS


DURING THE FINAL CLIPPING :)



COMPLETE! I LEFT HIS LEGHURSSS

Looks like you were having fun clipping!
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post #28 of 33 Old 07-21-2012, 06:38 PM
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A Tip for Clipping minis for show!!:

That little triangle that is on the rump at the dock of the tail Take a piece of baler twine and put it under the tail, cross the pieces and create a triangle, and hold, or have someone else hold it and follow the line for clipping, helps get the triangle straight.


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post #29 of 33 Old 07-21-2012, 07:09 PM
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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!
I was actually going to post to ask what blades everyone uses. My trainer clipped my TB for winter 2 years ago, I was going to do it(i'm also a dog groomer) but she started clipping her before I got there and she did it with a 10 in reverse which I thought was WAY too short and it took forever to look normal(finally grew in in April/May when she was clipped in november) When I was going to do it I was going to either use a 7 in reverse or a 10 with the grain. She was half way done when I got to the barn and looked like a zebra because of all the lines It took longer to fix then it would have to just do it myself
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