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View Poll Results: Clip it or leave it?
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post #11 of 21 Old 09-11-2009, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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That's what I've been wondering, but I haven't been able to find any specs on grooming Clydes for show. I won't be showing her at halter, but I want her to look as good as possible. Thanks =)
Originally Posted by charliBum View Post
correction, if you were showing, you would leave it, it is correct for clyds to be hairly monkeys
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post #12 of 21 Old 09-12-2009, 12:18 AM
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Most definitely leave it. You can't clip a clydie! They are meant to be very hair, and they look bloody good hairy!

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post #13 of 21 Old 09-12-2009, 06:33 AM
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Caleighs was 10 inches long. her bridle didn't fit right because of it and the flies loved it so I clipped it. for that reason I say clip.

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post #14 of 21 Old 09-12-2009, 09:24 AM
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I vote leave it, she's absolutely gorgeous! But if you're going to start riding her for the comfort of the bridle I'd say clip. Oy aren't I confusing LOL!

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post #15 of 21 Old 09-12-2009, 11:48 AM
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Clip it!
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post #16 of 21 Old 09-12-2009, 12:10 PM
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I hate hairy faces so I say clip it. I think it makes them look much more "professional"
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post #17 of 21 Old 09-12-2009, 02:36 PM
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If you decide you don't like it clipped, it will grow back and then don't clip it again

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post #18 of 21 Old 09-12-2009, 05:15 PM
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I'd say go somewhere in the middle, trim it a little (she is a lady after all) but leave enough that she still has that distinct Clyde look.
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post #19 of 21 Old 09-12-2009, 05:29 PM
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leave it its a sign of his heavy breeding
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post #20 of 21 Old 09-12-2009, 05:36 PM
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hi there i think your horse is very sweet with or without the beard i have a cob with a beard i do trim it back in line with his jawline but his beard is very course hair not silky like your horse i only trim him up in the summer as he lives out nearly all year with a large barn in his field
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