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    11-17-2011, 05:10 PM
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Green Broke
Question Too late to clip?

I have only clipped my horse once (last winter in mid Oct) and it wasnt the horse I currently own.

I have been waiting for my friend to lend me her clippers as I do not have enough money to go out and buy my own, they should be here next week and friday/saturday I will be clipping him.

Its not to lat ein the year to clip him is it?
It is his fist winter ina barn (used to bea pasture horse) and He is in abrn at night, gets turnout in his pasture from 2-5 hours a day depending on the weather. I have lots of blankets and he is pretty hairy since he is used to being out in the elements all year long. I havea winter Rihno blanket tha is pretty heavy. I am planning on just full on clipping all of him but a strip in his back to keep his spine warm hen being worked and part of his girth are so he doesnt get rubs (sensitive skin)

Also is there any spacail trick to clipping the head/face? I have not done that yet cause my mare who I clipped last year was prety head shy and dint want to make that worse or upset her.

Since I clipped my horse last year I cnt go back to cooling a horse out for an hour and rubbing them down and wiating for them to dry.

My trainer hoses them down with warm/hot water sticksa cooler on them and put them I there stall till they are drya dn then puts theri normal blankets on but I have heard that can be un helathy and just don't want to risk Oliver getting a cold when she works him and then does that so Id rathe rhim be the only horse who is clipped in the barn and have him bundled up.

What do you think?
     
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    11-17-2011, 05:23 PM
  #2
Trained
I'm clipping on Saturday. As long as you clip before the shortest day of the year you are golden sa the horses coat growing and shedding cycles are dominated by how much sunlight there is.

I clip all the finicky and sensitive spots with my grooming clippers and everything else with body clippers.

Good luck!
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    11-17-2011, 05:32 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Thank you! I have been planning on clipping him since I got him in August and now the time is here I havnt been able to, its maddening! I think he will be pretty good, he loves to be groomed and stands so good for me...so we will see, who knows he might think the clippers are going to eat him. Haha
     
    11-17-2011, 06:46 PM
  #4
Weanling
I'm also in the Seattle area, Redmond/Woodinville to be more precise, and I usually clip the first weekend in November and then again in late January. I usually do a bib to a mid-trace depending on how is coat comes in.

My mare is a winter weather psychic. I can always tell what the weather will be like based on her fall coat. Last year it wasn't bad at all, barely shaggy and we had a nice mild winter, so I did med-trace in the fall and a bib in January. The year before when all of Seattle was covered in snow and we had 4 feet, she was a giant fuzz ball. That year I did a mid-trace both times.

This year I'm a little scared as she has more hair than she did 2 years ago. It's going to be a snowy winter....

But she's pregnant this year so I won't be clipping this year, so she and baby can be snug in her blanket!

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Originally Posted by Klassic Superstar    
I have only clipped my horse once (last winter in mid Oct) and it wasnt the horse I currently own.

I have been waiting for my friend to lend me her clippers as I do not have enough money to go out and buy my own, they should be here next week and friday/saturday I will be clipping him.

Its not to lat ein the year to clip him is it?
It is his fist winter ina barn (used to bea pasture horse) and He is in abrn at night, gets turnout in his pasture from 2-5 hours a day depending on the weather. I have lots of blankets and he is pretty hairy since he is used to being out in the elements all year long. I havea winter Rihno blanket tha is pretty heavy. I am planning on just full on clipping all of him but a strip in his back to keep his spine warm hen being worked and part of his girth are so he doesnt get rubs (sensitive skin)

Also is there any spacail trick to clipping the head/face? I have not done that yet cause my mare who I clipped last year was prety head shy and dint want to make that worse or upset her.

Since I clipped my horse last year I cnt go back to cooling a horse out for an hour and rubbing them down and wiating for them to dry.

My trainer hoses them down with warm/hot water sticksa cooler on them and put them I there stall till they are drya dn then puts theri normal blankets on but I have heard that can be un helathy and just don't want to risk Oliver getting a cold when she works him and then does that so Id rathe rhim be the only horse who is clipped in the barn and have him bundled up.

What do you think?
     

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