I was just curious what everyones opinion on body clipping was and how many people do it. I body clipped my horse last summer because it was like July and he wasn't even close to being done shedding (my fault tho, he was at a barn under lights during the winter and started shedding out, then I brought him home in Janurary and he grew his coat back. I think his body got confused). So I can't decide if I want to do it again this year. I'm very impatient when it comes to shedding.
I do show but all the shows I go to are mostly Shaggy shows until summer so I don't have to. He does wear a blanket. I work regularly so He can get pretty hot when it starts to warm out. I hate brushing a furry sweaty horse.
What I didn't like about the body clipping was that he is a dun, and his Dun factor wasn't as noticable. I do like the really short cut tho. It is so nice and neat.
Does anyone have any tips on getting them to shead out faster?
If I were to clip when would be a good time? I live in Michigan and most horse don't shed out until like mid June and the weather is iffy.
I don't know whats your thoughts, helpful tips ect.?