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    03-18-2011, 09:19 PM
Green Broke
Question Dog Clippers?

So I have never clipped before, though I plan on doing it this spring
I've got help so I don't butcher the job but im just wondering if dog clippers would work?
They are WAHL clippers with adjustable heads if that matters.
All I plan on doing is fetlocks, some of the mane (bridal path, fuzzies, etc) and the jawline & ears. Do you think they would work?
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    03-18-2011, 09:22 PM
I've never clipped a horse before, but I do think it word work just fine. I have Wahl clippers that do a pretty good job tidying up my dog's feet for shows.
    03-18-2011, 09:43 PM
They should work. Just make sure to check the blades to make sure they aren't getting hot. I have a pair of cheapo Wahl's that I use on bridle paths and they work fine.
    03-18-2011, 09:49 PM
Green Broke
K that's what I was hoping.
Now for bridle path & jaw, ears, etc, should I put the short blade head on or none?
    03-18-2011, 09:56 PM
I used my dog grooming clippers to do a clip my mare, mine are wahl switchblades, they have detachable blades tho
    03-19-2011, 07:39 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by lilruffian    
K that's what I was hoping.
Now for bridle path & jaw, ears, etc, should I put the short blade head on or none?

As long as the blades are sharp enough you should be able to get away with them for trim work. I use a 10 blade for all that.
    03-20-2011, 07:27 PM
My barn uses dog clippers. They're cheaper than the ones designated just for horses, and they work the same.
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    03-23-2011, 11:03 PM
Sure do! I use a pair of dog clippers on my horse. They are not made as tough as a horse clippers so you must be patient because the mane hair will "bog" down the clippers... When doing the mane work slow. But cleaning up around the face and legs etc they will work just as effectively as they would on a dog.

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