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    07-18-2011, 01:15 PM
  #1
Foal
Clipping help! Please!

I just bought a horse from my trainer in June. But I literally have no idea how to trim/ clip and make him look really nice. She's clipping him today, and I'm going to watch her, but any tips? Even little things like feather clipping I need help on! Plus, I need to buy a pair of clippers..what's best?
     
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    07-18-2011, 01:49 PM
  #2
Weanling
You'll learn a lot from watching your Trainer body clip - I had to teach myself when one of my geldings was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease a couple of years ago. I made some 'mistakes' the first time and met with some difficult areas to properly trim but I just took my time and it all worked out. Now I do a pretty respectible job, even if I do say so myself!
I had been borrowing Oster Clipmaster clippers from a friend - they do a SUPER job but were a bit high priced for my budget. I ended up getting Andis AGC 2 - they are much easier to handle - actually the size of normal clippers. They came with a T-84 Ultra Edge blade and it made easy work out of body clipping! For me, they were easier to navigate in those hard to reach places, too. Plus, they came with an instructional body clipping VIDEO which teaches all the tricks of the trade! It even went into how to properly use and clean the clippers. I REALLY like the Andis AGC 2 - I wasn't sure they would stand up to body clipping but I was pleasantly surprised! Good luck on your search - there is SO much out there to choose from! The Andis AGC 2's suit my needs perfectly but I only have to body clip my guy about twice a year - your choice will have to fit your needs. The Oster Clipmaster clippers did an awesome job - my friend has used them for years. If they had not been too expensive for me at the time, I would most likely have bought myself the Clipmasters. However, I am not at all disappointed with my Andis AGC 2's and can highly recommend them!
     
    07-18-2011, 01:54 PM
  #3
Green Broke
It takes a lot of practice, especially the fetlocks. The main thing to remember is never trim in a hurry....take your time. If you are crunched for time, leave it to a day that you can clip at your leisure. Most mistakes are made because you are too hurried. Also...I suggest braiding or putting your horse's tail up before working on hind so it doesn't get in your way or accidentally get a chunk out.

If you are doing a body clip, give your horse some breaks...even take him for a walk to stretch out a bit now and then. This will help keep him from getting fidgety on you.
     
    07-19-2011, 03:05 AM
  #4
Foal
Take your time.
What breed is the horse?
     
    07-19-2011, 05:03 AM
  #5
Weanling
Go with the grain when clipping legs etc - else you can end up with a "Stepped" look...

Just try keep even strokes with clean clippers - and make sure they are sharp... when they clip ask if you can have a go... its really not too hard - you will get the hang of it pretty quick
     
    07-19-2011, 07:01 AM
  #6
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luv 2 Trail    
You'll learn a lot from watching your Trainer body clip - I had to teach myself when one of my geldings was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease a couple of years ago. I made some 'mistakes' the first time and met with some difficult areas to properly trim but I just took my time and it all worked out. Now I do a pretty respectible job, even if I do say so myself!
I had been borrowing Oster Clipmaster clippers from a friend - they do a SUPER job but were a bit high priced for my budget. I ended up getting Andis AGC 2 - they are much easier to handle - actually the size of normal clippers. They came with a T-84 Ultra Edge blade and it made easy work out of body clipping! For me, they were easier to navigate in those hard to reach places, too. Plus, they came with an instructional body clipping VIDEO which teaches all the tricks of the trade! It even went into how to properly use and clean the clippers. I REALLY like the Andis AGC 2 - I wasn't sure they would stand up to body clipping but I was pleasantly surprised! Good luck on your search - there is SO much out there to choose from! The Andis AGC 2's suit my needs perfectly but I only have to body clip my guy about twice a year - your choice will have to fit your needs. The Oster Clipmaster clippers did an awesome job - my friend has used them for years. If they had not been too expensive for me at the time, I would most likely have bought myself the Clipmasters. However, I am not at all disappointed with my Andis AGC 2's and can highly recommend them!
Wow, I had exactly the same situation!! Used a friend's osters on a horse I leased for the winter to trace clip him, and for my birthday that year, I got a pair of the andis with the T-84 blades. I too like them very much, and I find that they fit better in my very small hands.
     
    07-19-2011, 09:45 AM
  #7
Foal
Thanks everyone(: my horse is a draft cross
     
    07-19-2011, 10:36 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Keep a good stock of Kool Lube handy, too. Hot blades are bad news.
     
    07-20-2011, 01:53 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Indyhorse    
Keep a good stock of Kool Lube handy, too. Hot blades are bad news.
That's a must. One day I was body clipping my mini, and wasn't paying attention to the heat of the blades, and next thing I knew, the poor guy had a big bleeding cut, from the blade just slicing right through. I learned the hard way to remember to give your blades a break to cool down often.

I use the Andis as well, and really love them!!
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    07-20-2011, 02:34 PM
  #10
Super Moderator
AND.....don't forget to get before and after photos so that we can see how your first time clipping went. We promise not to chuckle.....well....we will try not to. Just remember, we all had to learn too.



     

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