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post #21 of 26 Old 03-28-2013, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
Nature gave him what he needs, why mess with it. When he's getting too warm he'll roll to help shed out or lie down to cool off.

I agree, leave it be!
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post #22 of 26 Old 03-28-2013, 09:09 AM
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i clipped my horse yesterday because she was getting way too hot while being ridden and we have shows comin up. but for a baby that does no work he should be fine =]

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post #23 of 26 Old 03-28-2013, 10:19 AM
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You should just body clip him and then make sure to blanket at any sights of cold weather.

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post #24 of 26 Old 03-28-2013, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag View Post
Nature gave him what he needs, why mess with it. When he's getting too warm he'll roll to help shed out or lie down to cool off.
I can tell by the lovely white circles in the grass that he rolls several times a day, but I pretty much agree now, he won't be clipped.

Originally Posted by Reiner8 View Post
You should just body clip him and then make sure to blanket at any sights of cold weather.
Cold weather, that's funny. This is Arizona, no more cold weather for us. I spoke to the owner of the tack shop I bought the shedding blade at and he said he just clipped one of his foals that grew a really thick coat too, but he did if before he started shedding and agreed that it shouldn't be done after, so I've given up on that idea.
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post #25 of 26 Old 03-30-2013, 12:07 AM
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I wouldn't bother clipping a youngster, especially coming towards summer anyway.
The only time I clip, is my horses in work. Then they get clipped around this time of year (I'm in Aus, so we're just coming into Autumn) and then again around winter solstice before the summer coat starts coming in.
There is no need to clip a horse that is not in heavy work, unless it has cushings.
I'd much prefer to not have to clip, it makes rugging a pain in the backside, so unless you're planning on rugging when it gets cool or wet, leave the coat where it it.

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