Emergency advice needed! - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 08-12-2011, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 143
• Horses: 3
Exclamation Emergency advice needed!

To start out, I'm not very good with clipping. I have a big jumper show tomorrow (A rated) and i wanted to clean up my horses legs. I ended up giving her a really bad clip up to the knee and i don't know how to fix it. We will be wearing front boots but it is kinda embarrassing. Any advice on how to save it?
Jumper4ever is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 08-12-2011, 08:42 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 343
• Horses: 2
Maybe post some pics so we can see what it's like. Only thing I can think of is to go shorter. Clip against the grain of the hair, and press the clippers right up against the leg to follow the natural contour. Of course, you don't want to go too short and open the skin up to infection and irritation from bugs, so whether this is a viable option or not depends on how close the clip is right now.
ScharmLily is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 08-12-2011, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 143
• Horses: 3
Too late the snows tomorrow and I'm going to bed. Wakig up at 5 am. I'll just cover it with boots
Posted via Mobile Device
Jumper4ever is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 08-12-2011, 09:14 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
This is not what I would call an emergency. Please save that word for appropriate times. How about "rush" instead next time? Or "show tomorrow - need advise quickly"
NorthernMama is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 08-12-2011, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 143
• Horses: 3
no need to be so moody.
Jumper4ever is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 08-12-2011, 09:33 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,807
• Horses: 0
Um, I agree. Its not a life or death situation. Maybe you shouldn't be so Moody. NM was just giving you a tip.
Posted via Mobile Device
ilovemyPhillip is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 08-12-2011, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 143
• Horses: 3
you don't realise what's at stake at this show, but i won't get into this i'm sorry. the title might be a little dramatic but nothing worth getting annoyed about

Last edited by Jumper4ever; 08-12-2011 at 09:38 PM.
Jumper4ever is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 08-17-2011, 06:45 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 159
• Horses: 0
Just a tip, but in the future, clip 2-3 months before a show or just clip every 2-3 months depending on how hairy your horse gets. If you mess up, no big deal because by the time you show, your mistakes will be gone. I have been an exhibitor for Midwest Horse Fair the last several years and I body clip around October...by the time the fair gets around, the horses look like they're wearing their summer coats!!
Jamzimm101987 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice needed Bells Horse Talk 12 02-09-2010 05:25 AM
Advice Needed Mira Horse Training 8 08-20-2008 11:15 PM
Advice needed hollyr3d Horse Talk 3 01-25-2008 09:04 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome