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post #1 of 6 Old 04-18-2011, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 6 Old 04-18-2011, 10:56 PM
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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.

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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 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.

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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.
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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.
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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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