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  • Best cordless clippers for horse body clipping
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    04-18-2011, 11:50 PM
  #1
Weanling
Suggestions for body clippers?

I need to but a set of clippers for my pony-- he's a year old, and still has his baby fluff under his shedding winter coat, and normally I wouldn't mind but he's been getting into some burs somewhere, and I'm sick of combing them out of his fur.

I'd like to spend less than $150, and honestly was looking at these Pink ARCO SE Clipper
From Jeffers, but I don't know anything about clippers at all. Any suggestions?
     
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    04-18-2011, 11:56 PM
  #2
Yearling
We have the cordless oster clippers.... they are quiet and cordless, which the with out cord is the best.... our horse accepts everything except the ears being clipped.... I highly reccomend cordless but other than that, I don't really know. Ours were around $300.
     
    04-19-2011, 12:02 AM
  #3
Foal
If your pony is under 15h I wouldnt bother getting the expencive horse clippers. The ones your looking at willl do just fine if you want. In my opinion iI wouldnt spend that much money them. I have been looking at the stable pro clippers by whal I believe they are about 80 bucks. I have four horses and I use regular hair clippers nothing special I got them at fredmyer for 20 bucks but it is time to upgrade for my horses are at 15h plus it takes me a day and a half to do mine.lol good luck. Oh yea! Before you clip try to give him a bath the day before if possible and try to scrub the top area of his hindquarter for that area collects a lot of dirt. The dirt tends to clog the clippers sometimes.
     
    04-19-2011, 12:06 AM
  #4
Weanling
Well, if I'm going to buy clippers, I figured I'd use them on my QH next spring when she's shedding her winter coat, too.
     
    04-19-2011, 12:34 AM
  #5
Weanling
I guess I just don't want to get some that won't be good for body clipping, like ones just for face or bridle paths.
     
    04-19-2011, 01:45 AM
  #6
CCH
Weanling
For entire body clipping you need a pretty heavy duty pair. I have the Oster Clipmaster variable speed. It works great for legs and bodies. I can't speak to any other brand, but I would never buy a cordless anything. The batteries just don't last. Body clipping is a big job and having a powerful enough clipper to get it done with prevent your horse from getting his hair pulled by a slow motor. Plus the faster you can do it, the less stressful it tends to be.

For faces and small stuff, I have the Oster A-5. After 10 years mine is almost ready to die and I would like to buy the two-speed A-5 to replace it.
     

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