Clipping: Using a gaurd?

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    01-07-2009, 04:45 PM
Clipping: Using a gaurd?

This may sound ******ed but why wouldn't you use a gaurd on your clippers to clip your horse?

I have a fat wooly mammoth QH mare that even though I've kept her blanketed but her coat is still very very thick. I live in Texas where it is 70 degrees today and probably 30 degrees tomorrow. When we ride her she sweats very easily. She needs a full body clip but a 10 seems too short for the amount of work she does......
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    01-07-2009, 04:57 PM
I haven't ever clipped so I'm not 100% sure but I don't see why you couldn't use a guard. You wouldn't have to worry about cutting her or anything.
    01-10-2009, 03:57 AM
You can use a guard on her if the 10 is going to be to short. You may also just want to clip the areas she sweats the most, say if it is her neck and chest, then just clip those. If she sweats all over and profusely, and you keep her blanketed all the time, clip it all but her legs and face, just make sure your blanket is heavy enough for those cold nights!!! She will look a little funny with a hairy face and legs, but that way you know that her legs and face stays warm since they will not be covered with the blanket.
    01-16-2009, 09:43 PM
See if you can find a #7. Although clipping with those sizes is going to take forever. The large body clippers are soooooo much easier to use, and half the time!

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