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post #1 of 4 Old 06-08-2008, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Getting a short coat???


Does anyone have any tips to getting a great short coat for a show???
I could clip but is there any other good ways???

Hope you can help.
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-08-2008, 11:25 PM
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How many days until your show. I havent had experince with this but I heard a way to get a short coat without clipping is to stall the horse with lights on it and a stable sheet. IMO I would keep the sheet off, the lights on him and a fan to keep him cool because it's been super hot down here but I dont know about where you live..

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-10-2008, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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We have some little shows in between our national show in aug or sept so i was just wanting to start sooner than later.
I am in Australia so we are a few weeks into winter LOL.

Also if i was to clip what is a good brand of clippers for a full body clip???.

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-10-2008, 05:15 AM
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Unless your wanting an extremly professional look, I just do the following and it keeps things nice and simple, and does the job for what we need.
Continue rugging and stalling to keep it from getting any longer. Make sure his rug is warm enough to prevent the coat growing any more. If you work the horse hard, the coat should sit down. And use one of those coat shedders or grooming blocks (things that look like pumice stone) to get the longer hairs out.

I might be in a warmer climate than you tho, cos my babies never get extremly hairy to start with
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