I’m supposed to body clip a horse at my barn for the summer (looks like he’s already shed out into his summer coat to me, but I guess he’s just a sweaty guy).
I have two questions – the first is, am I supposed to leave one of those saddle shaped areas on his back? If so, how do you determine the size and placement of the area you leave unclipped? Clearly, you don’t want any of it to show when he’s being ridden… Or is it ok to just clip everything?
The second question involves clipping the head – any tips? I don’t think I’ve ever clipped a whole head – I’ve been clipping the lesson horses for years but they just have me stop at the throat and leave the head unclipped. Do you clip the outside of the ears? How close to the eye do I get? What about that tricky area under/in between the jaw bones?
The horse is a hunter and will just be doing local unrated shows
Thanks in advance!