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    09-18-2013, 01:25 AM
Green Broke
Too soon to clip?

Okay so I'm not going to deal with my boy becoming a pasture yak again this winter...not at all!

So I'm wondering, is it too early to clip in the next week or so? He's already got the winter fuzz starting...fuzzy wuzzy

I have plenty of blankets, he has two run in sheds and gets fed 3x daily in a slow feeder and get worked 4-6 days a week so it's not like he will just be sitting there naked all winter....not with my plans to show him this winter.

I just was wondering if there is a "too soon" to clip?
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    09-18-2013, 01:26 AM
As long as you have a blanket for him, it shouldn't be an issue.
    09-18-2013, 01:34 AM
Green Broke
That's what I figured but after the very first time I clipped him and he got so sick but I clipped him partially and later in the season but he did perfectly fine then so I'm sure he will be just fine this winter!
Thanks sky!!
    09-21-2013, 06:56 AM
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You can clip anytime you want but if you do so now then he will want doing again in a few weeks as his winter coat will not yet be fully in.

Depending on the weather in your area do not over blanket early in the season.
    09-21-2013, 07:25 AM
Super Moderator
I gave my haffy a chaser type clip yesterday, but it was such a warm evening and night I didn't put her LW rug on (she lives out).
    09-21-2013, 01:08 PM
He will be fine to clip now but will need doing again in the next few weeks when the rest of his coat grows in
    09-21-2013, 03:57 PM
Green Broke
If you`re not stabling him, I would vote for a trace clip. He`ll be `hairier` but should be able to handle heating up from the workouts.
    09-27-2013, 11:44 AM
I'd wait until his winter coat is all the way in to avoid having to reclip if it were me.

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