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    04-14-2008, 08:49 PM
Spring feathers

Spring has sprung here and time for some groomin' only Dumas doesn't like clippers near his feet... We don't show or anything like that... How do you all clip the feet feathers? Any slick suggestions or tips? Do you all clip them? What do you think about horses that aren't clipped?
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    04-14-2008, 09:00 PM
Green Broke
I like mine ;)
    04-14-2008, 09:08 PM
I like them too... I was just curious to whether or not it SHOULD be done...ya know health wise...and for looks too...But I like my guys with facial hair...so why wouldn't I like hairy horse feet??? Lol :roll:
    04-16-2008, 10:08 PM
I like the ones on my mare. I wouldnt clip unless I'm heading out to a show.
    04-17-2008, 05:47 PM
I clip because I show.
    04-17-2008, 06:01 PM
I'm thinking of clipping Vida's feathers on her feet this summer. She got scratches last year and I fought it forever. I haven't decided to use my dog groomers or just scissor them off. She's never been clipped as far as I know so might be a real challange. I'd appreciate any tips too. I found out the hard way messing with a horses feet is a good way to get a bloody nose
    04-17-2008, 06:28 PM
I'm thinking of clipping Vega's feathers too. Last year hers were very thin and almost non existant, but when I saw her yesterday, I couldn't believe them! They were so.. feathery!

I have a pocket wahl clippers that I might try on her and see how well she does.
    04-18-2008, 10:42 AM
Dumas has quite a lot of feathers... I really don't want to clip them mainly because his feet are huge and I'm nervous. We are going to have a farrier out and I'll see how he does with all that, If he's calm and good about it, we were told he would be, I might have a go at it with some scissors. He'll let us pick up his feet but we haven't had a need to really pick much because he's barefoot now.

If I do get a black eye... I'd have to post it here...lol
    04-19-2008, 03:34 AM
A nice page about clipping:
    04-19-2008, 07:55 AM
Thats a nice site doczahi Thanks :)

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