So last fall we did the standard trace clip on my mare that we normally do, to help her with being worked all winter long. Now with all this unseasonably warm weather and rain, there's lots of MUD. To deal with that, a friend and I clipped my mare's legs short, but only from the bottom to just above her kness where it goes from black to cream (she's a buckskin). We figured the hair on her legs that is now very short will grow back in with her summer coat and it'll all blend...but what do you guys think? Think we should just go ahead and shave the rest of her legs as well? Our concern was that the top of her legs where the trace clip ends and has been allowed to grow out all winter might look funny if we shaved her legs all the way up and that hair was a little shorter.
Here's a pic of her BEFORE we shaved her legs...
I don't have an "after" yet with the 1/2 legs clipped but I'll get one when I go to the barn later on tonight.
She's shedding out a LOT which is good because I probably won't need to bother body clipping her then. But I just don't want to have shaved half of each leg and then have her shed out the top part differently than what we shaved off the bottom part...does that make sense?