01-31-2008, 08:46 PM
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And, make sure to clip well before any event so that the natural oils return to the coat (I would say at least a week).
Personally, I like the clipped horse more than the whooly coat look, but I don't know what kind of weather you have...so I don't know if it is an option. If you have mildly cool weather, but have good blankets, heated stall, and use good practice when putting up after a workout, I would go for it (if you know how to clip and if your horse is okay with it). I wish I could clip mine right now, but it is still well below zero...it will be late march before it is warm enough for me. :)