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    04-23-2013, 10:28 AM
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Foal
Shaving a horses muzzle of show

I was wondering if you could use people razors to shave a horses "whiskers"? I've seen the horse shaver things and I know people use clippers but I don't own a pair. So would people razors work just as well? I was thinking about getting those pink travel ones that come in the value bag.
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    04-23-2013, 11:23 AM
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Yearling
Yep! That's what I did before I had my own clippers, and to be honest I much prefer the human razors anyways. It takes some time and you have to be careful, but it works. Remember to clip/shave in the sunlight and look at the muzzle from all different angles, the hairs like to hide.
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    04-23-2013, 04:34 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by GamingGrrl    
Yep! That's what I did before I had my own clippers, and to be honest I much prefer the human razors anyways. It takes some time and you have to be careful, but it works. Remember to clip/shave in the sunlight and look at the muzzle from all different angles, the hairs like to hide.
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Sweet! Thanks!
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    04-23-2013, 07:06 PM
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Trained
Use clippers or scissors to trim them as close as you can, then a disposable razor to make it "smooth, close shave". Learned this trick from a Arab person.
     
    04-23-2013, 07:08 PM
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Started
Unless you are showing in a halter class I wouldn't shave the whiskers. A horses whiskers are their "feelers" to help them at night. Its actually illegal in FEI shows to clip them. I trim my horses down a bit but still leave enough so they still have their feelers.
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    04-23-2013, 08:32 PM
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Unless you are showing in a halter class I wouldn't shave the whiskers. A horses whiskers are their "feelers" to help them at night. Its actually illegal in FEI shows to clip them. I trim my horses down a bit but still leave enough so they still have their feelers.
Just checked and its not.
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    04-23-2013, 08:45 PM
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What is not? Shaving whiskers? Not at your local shows no. But in FEI(International level) it is a huge no no. There is no reason at all to shave them unless you are doing a halter class. Especially since you are doing jumpers. Why would you want to take away your horses sense of feel? Their whiskers are very important to them at night.
     
    04-23-2013, 08:54 PM
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Foal
If you have any, I suggest using the really cheap razors. The ones that are like 1 or 2 blades. They are sharp enough to trim the whiskers but will not cut the skin if you got too close :)
     
    04-23-2013, 09:04 PM
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Trained
Disposable razors, like a Bic, don't cut skin, just whiskers. I do this for every show, makes a polished appearance and the whiskers are back to about 4 or 5 inches within a week, no biggie.
     
    04-23-2013, 09:11 PM
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Yearling
I've never had a problem after shaving whiskers, my boys are pasture kept and find their way around just fine.
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