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post #1 of 3 Old 06-28-2013, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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To clip or not to clip?

I have a little miniature mare who is 13yrs old.
I am just wondering whether to clip her or not.

Pros:
Her coat is very long and thick and as I use her for scurry harness racing and kid's pony rides, her coat is getting tangled in her gear, especially her bridle and girth.
She is sweating when I work her
She is impossible to keep clean

Cons:
She might get cold (she is turned out 24/7)
The clip might look awful and we have a scurry demonstration coming up in two weeks

I have a 180g waterproof combo for her as well as a 200g doona combo and an under rug. Do you guys think this will keep her warm enough?

She is currently in perfect condition, is clipping her likely to make her lose condition?

All thoughts appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-03-2013, 06:53 PM
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How cold is it where you live? If other horse manage in thinner coats so will yours. It should all be about comfort. If you are worried about it looking bad you could hire someone or ask a friend at your barn who clips there horse.
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-08-2013, 04:40 PM
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What I would really consider is how much work she is really doing, in comparison to how much stress you are going to put yourself and her through if she has no coat left. Clipping a horse has to be closely monitored if they get a full clip.
Have you looking into only doing a minor clip?
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