Please keep in mind with miniature horses that are being shown, we do full body clips on most horses 7 to 10 days before a show and they always shine when they go in the ring. It is not because we oil them either. I feed certain supplements to all the horses and when they are clipped and the hair is moisturized properly after a clip, they shine like new within 7 to 10 days. The stuff I feed makes a clipped horse feel like velvet too.
Their coats are constantly growing year round. If you give them plenty of time before the show, clipping is not going to hurt the way their coat will look.
You know how to make a miniature horse even smaller? Leave them in the dryer a little longer!
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