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.
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
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.