I've been wanting to clip my pony for the past couple of years and this winter I'm really thinking about it but I'm kind of nervous to because I live in the north, Maine [New England]. I know if I clip him I going to have to blanket him.
This clips I'm thinking about doing:
What are the upsides and downsides of clipping? What clip should I do? Also if I clipped his neck would I have to have a hood on him?
How thick of a blanket would I need to put on him? It's been nice out a couple times a week lately but can get really cold sometimes in the day and at night.