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post #1 of 8 Old 03-23-2011, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Clipping help!

i am in the middle of trying to successfully clip my wb mare but she is tricky she has been sedated 2 times and now i have two front hairy legs and i cant rele afford to keep getting her sedated at 30 a time.. i try to clip her legs and she moves constantly and wont stay still then threatens to rear and pull off any help much appreciated as the show is sunday?Xx
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-23-2011, 04:44 PM
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Do you get the vet out to sedate?
Had she ever seen clippers before you attacked her with them?
Had she had a bad experiance with clippers?
Is this a normal reaction for her to something she doesnt like?

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-23-2011, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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She been sedated and some days she will let me go near her with them when she un sedated.. I dnt attack her wid them.. She been battered before I just go gently and yes she been clipped before wid lady who had her before xx
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-23-2011, 04:56 PM
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I regularly attack my lad with clippers! I cant stand any extra hairs! don't worry I wasnt saying that you where doing anything wrong with the clippers!
I attacked my lads mane yesterday, pulled alot of it out!

Can you ask lady who had her before if she had ever had a bad experiance? has she been nicked by the clippers?

Generaly If I have one difficult to clip and I have to do them fast then I get the vet out and sedate them so they are practicaly on thier knees, then clip them, sedalin and mild sedation just doesnt do the same job.

If you have time you can work on it and getting her used to the noise and vibration.

alternativly do it the alternative way and use sissors and a comb, This takes time, patience and practice but It gives ver good results.

Also In future never leave it this late to clip out legs. I always leave at least 2 weeks after clipping out legs before a show and preferably 3 weeks, this allows for any lines to settle and any bald bits from where the horse moves when you are clipping to grow out to a disguiseable length.

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-15-2012, 05:23 PM
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Desensitize her with the clippers, first let her sinff them, then rub them down her legs turned off, then rub them down her legs turned on, without cutting any hair, then try trimming, you can always start with the scissors to and touch up with clippers.

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post #6 of 8 Old 07-15-2012, 06:14 PM
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Desensitize her with them. You can get those small wireless clippers for pretty cheap. Just hold them near her at first until she is calm, then move closer and closer until you can touch her with them. Don't move closer until she is calm, though, and reward thoroughly when she shows signs of relaxation. Worked for my sensitive gelding :)
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If you really need to get those legs done for the show, use a twitch and be quick, may have to be over 2 sessions (endorphins released from this only last 10 to 20 minutes). Then work on getting her used to being clipped so you don't to go through this nonsense every time.
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post #8 of 8 Old 07-19-2012, 03:12 AM
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If you had to sedate your horse twice to clip it then you are taking way to long to get the job done.

Desensitise as others have said,
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