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Are these clippers suitable for body clipping?

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  • Body clipping a foal
  • Wahl iron horse clipper full clip

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    11-16-2011, 10:35 AM
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Weanling
Question Are these clippers suitable for body clipping?

Http://www.amazon.com/Wahl-9482-600-ShowPro-Equine-Clipper/dp/B000E176N4
I already have these, and I need to know if I can body clip my horse with these. (As opposed to buying new clippers)

If not, what about these: Andis Pivot Motor Horse Clipper - Statelinetack.com
     
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    11-16-2011, 11:05 AM
  #2
Foal
To body clip a horse you need clippers with a much stronger motor than those. Also, any clippers with adjustable blades like that aren't going to work and are usually meant for simple clipping like whiskers, bridal paths etc. You'd need stronger clippers and several blades to get through a whole body clip. Most clippers suitable for body clipping will probably run you well over $100, and that's at the low end. You can probably find used or refurbished ones for a decent price though. Good luck!
     
    11-16-2011, 11:52 AM
  #3
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Those are more made for whiskers, bridle paths, fetlocks....light clipping. You will likely either burn the motor up or end up with a very uneven clip job.
     
    11-18-2011, 09:58 PM
  #4
Started
Agreed, neither are made for body clipping.
More like these
Oster® Variable Speed Clipmaster Horse Clipper < Corded Horse Clippers < Horse Supplies|Dover Saddlery.

Or
Andis Cordless Body Clipper - Horse Clippers from SmartPak Equine

Typically good horse body clippers are $140 plus.
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    11-21-2011, 01:56 AM
  #5
Started
I just use regular human clippers and have done my gelding twice now. It doesn't turn out show-perfect (probably more because of me than the clippers), but it gets the job done. I just keep it clean and oiled and it's never over-heated and shut off or anything.
     
    11-24-2011, 08:41 PM
  #6
Weanling
Yah, any good body clipper with probably run you about $200, if you could a cheaper one then you get what you pay for, which will be clippers that get jammed or over heated.
     
    11-24-2011, 09:19 PM
  #7
Trained
Nope, sorry, those are for little trim up jobs. You need the big expensive ones, those ones you posted there, will be toast before you get a belly shaved.
     
    11-27-2011, 07:16 PM
  #8
Foal
Does anyone know how these would work?
Wahl Iron Horse Clipper - Horse.com
     

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