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post #1 of 23 Old 11-11-2008, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Partial Clip on a Horse?

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I didn't show my horse for the Fall show so there was no reason for me to have her clipped. She has a nice wooly mammtoh coat thing going on. However, when I ride her...even if it is a short ride, she is drenched in sweat on her chest, neck and between her front legs. I remember there was a warmblood at the barn I used to go to and the woman would do a partial clip on her just for that reason. She would shave her neck and chest because she would get so hot in the winter after workouts, but the rest of her body would be wooly.


Does anyone here do this, or know someone that does? What should I have clipped, if anything?
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post #2 of 23 Old 11-11-2008, 04:04 PM
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If you're going to be doing a lot of riding during the winter, a low trace clip would be good. But if you clip you MUST blanket your horse, since you are taking away its natural defense against the elements.

Here's a site, it has pricings but it shows you what each clip is.

http://www.manetodetail.com/4994.html
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post #3 of 23 Old 11-11-2008, 04:32 PM
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I like hunter clips on ponies and full clips on horses and bigger ponies, I don't know why, I just do.
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post #4 of 23 Old 11-11-2008, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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The low trace is what I was thinking of. She already has a blanket that she wears. I won't do a full clip on her until Spring before show season.
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post #5 of 23 Old 11-11-2008, 09:17 PM
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There is a good dozen of different clips that can be done. It all depends as to where she gets the most sweaty. (I assume her neck and chest). If you clip, regardless of the clip you choose, be prepared to blanket your horse
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post #6 of 23 Old 11-12-2008, 03:36 PM
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I can't wait for when winter is done...my horse is getting a full clip
I have to do it myself though....itll be crazy... haha

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post #7 of 23 Old 11-12-2008, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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i can't wait for when winter is done...my horse is getting a full clip
I have to do it myself though....itll be crazy... haha
I hate winter for so many reasons.

You are brave to clip your own horse. I wish I could figure out how to do it well because there is one woman at the barn that monopolizes it and charges a ton. Drives me crazy.
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post #8 of 23 Old 11-12-2008, 08:00 PM
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If it's your horse, why not give it a try? Do it early enough that you can grow it out a bit if you butcher it lol You'll never learn if you don't try!
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post #9 of 23 Old 11-13-2008, 12:28 AM
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I've watched a couple of good videos about how to clip... I'm hoping my mate will lend me her clippers when winter rolls around again... I'm full clipping all my horses :P And if I can't do it, I know my friend - who full clips her lot - will do it! :)
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post #10 of 23 Old 11-13-2008, 12:34 AM
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I hate winter for so many reasons.

You are brave to clip your own horse. I wish I could figure out how to do it well because there is one woman at the barn that monopolizes it and charges a ton. Drives me crazy.
Practice makes perfect. When I got my first set of clippers I had no idea what I was doing. A old friend took me thru it and we did her pony and learned from there. Lots of reading about the basics of proper horse clipping. I'm sure there are a few horses at the barn who will go for a free clipping if they know you need a few horses to practice on. Hair grows back so it's that big of a deal :)
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