Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Foxhunter, I show horses in the UK, in most societies you cannot show a horse if it has been clipped after april. You can also very easily tell which ones have been clipped.
You can still get a clipped horse to shine but not as well as one with a healthy summer coat.
Personaly I never clip after january and certainly not after they hae started getting thier summer coat through. (Unless it is for health reasons, I have clipped a cushings pony in summer before but he wasnt showing)
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT