Originally Posted by upnover
I hear clipping is a big no no in the AQHA world and stick to lights and blanketing. In the h/j world people body clip in the winter.
very rarely are horses body clipped for AQHA shows. You are right, they always stick to lights and blankets. In the AQHA, horses are shown all through the winter and may be shown 3-4 weekends in a row... I would say that would make a decent body clip look hard to accomplish. In the northern states, most training barns are even heated. Barns here and farther south are generally just well insulated and kept closed up during the winter. Horses put off so much body heat that they all stay comfortably warm!