Please help me. Major clipping disaster. - Page 8 - The Horse Forum
 122Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #71 of 79 Old 02-01-2013, 10:54 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: CT
Posts: 128
• Horses: 2
HHMMM..I suppose you have a good point...one should not interpret tone in a typed message. But even me with New England Sarcasm still thought some of them were rude. It seemed as thought the original post was someone who really needed guidance and was very worried about the current situation they were in a the time. It's all relative, it may not seem like a big deal to some but to the person in the situation it's potentially a big deal. But I appreciate your point of view!!!!
Stan likes this.
Wolfetrap is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #72 of 79 Old 02-01-2013, 11:21 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,321
• Horses: 1
I've never found any truth to the stories that clipping will ruin a coat's growth.
Posted via Mobile Device
Wolfetrap likes this.
DancingArabian is offline  
post #73 of 79 Old 02-01-2013, 11:24 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 607
• Horses: 3
Wow um.... First of all I never clip dirty. I know a lot of people do but your clippers will go through a clean coat much easier. Also it looks like your clippers didn't have enough torque for hair that thick. It doesn't matter how sharp your blades are if your clippers aren't strong enough.

At this point I'm glad you called a pro. If you are like me you don't want to spend the $$ but this time it's worth it. I groom dogs for a living and the people who have tried to groom their own dogs end up being my best customers :) Try again later with a clean horse and NOT right before a show. She turned out pretty good in the end ;)

Riding: The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground. ~Author Unknown
BoldComic is offline  
post #74 of 79 Old 02-02-2013, 01:41 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: california
Posts: 5,356
• Horses: 0
bad clipper cuts are just like a bad hair cut. it all grows out.
The only way to learn it , is to do it, but not during show season. Hope you have fun showing.
stevenson is offline  
post #75 of 79 Old 02-03-2013, 03:44 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
Oh goodness. Ok, You had a good idea to start with! Why call a professional, when you have th equipment to do it yourself?! Just remember, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. We all have to start out being terrible, to get better. First, make sure she is secure, someone either holding her or she's in a washrack (or something of that nature, where she has nowhere to move around and you can stand outside the metal bars in a safe area since she likes to kick), always start at the neck and shave in the direction of the hair growth in no more than 8 inch strips. Then when you go to do your next strip, slightly overlap your first. Work from the neck all the way back, and alwayshold your clippers at the same angle. Did you end up fixing this yourself? I'm sure it turned out better than the first attempt. :)
My biggest recommendation is to train the kick out of her. Get her use to her whole body being vigorously rubbed down. Do it every day! This will help her feel safe while being clipped, and keep you safe. Good luck!!!
MustangWoman is offline  
post #76 of 79 Old 02-06-2013, 10:58 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 23
• Horses: 0
Agree. Definitely call a professional
averyhmko is offline  
post #77 of 79 Old 02-07-2013, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: In the saddle
Posts: 245
• Horses: 5
Ok, I bathed her before I started clipping and normally for grooming she stands still and lets me groom her everywhere!!! I used heavy duty horse clippers. I think her problem was that the clippers I hired had an electrical fault and would not cut her hair properly (I later hired a different pair, same brand and they worked fine) so it pulled her hair which made her move around which made me make a mess of her clip and accidentally cut her in a few places/rip off old scabs which made her kick out so everything made everything worse. I took her to the show and she was contesting with 6-18 other horses (mostly around 12 others) and she placed either second or third in every class!!!!!!!!
So I was very proud of her. Also, when the professional clipped her, we twitched her and she was perfect.
Standardbred is offline  
post #78 of 79 Old 02-07-2013, 07:53 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,357
• Horses: 7
I don't think it's as bad as everyone is reacting. I'd run the clippers over the long tufts that you missed and then slap a blanket on her. In two weeks it will look MUCH better.
stevenson likes this.

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #79 of 79 Old 02-08-2013, 04:17 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Posts: 3,679
• Horses: 5
standardbred, sounds less like an elcetrical fault and more like incorrectly tensioned and blunt blades.

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

faye 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
Major, major hip pain.. (not riding related) LovesMyDunnBoy Rider Wellness 5 06-29-2012 11:14 AM
It could have been a camping disaster tbrantley Horse Talk 24 04-24-2012 10:20 AM
Farrier DISASTER!!! BuddyTheElf Horse Health 39 05-02-2011 10:37 PM
Hoping for some ~major~ progress with my boy, Major :) Jore Member Journals 11 02-20-2011 12:34 PM

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