Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
If you just clip the neck and chest, or a small trace behind elbows etc, you don't need a blanket. (generally that is, horses are individuals) Blankets doesn't cover those areas anyway, and horses don't loose much heat from them. I know several people clipping their horses like this, none needs blankets. :)
If you clip any more or have a sensetive horse, you'll probably need a blanket. I'd tart with clipping as luttle as possible, and if I find out it isn't enough, clip more.
Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.