What kind of clip would be best?

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    11-05-2010, 11:42 PM
What kind of clip would be best?

I have a draft cross and her winter coat gets extremly long, i'm talking a good ince and a half. Last year when I rode her in the winter it sorta pulled some of her hair out around her girth. Never did any damage but they grew back in lighter, well at least I think they did I can't really remember now. But, I was thinking a bib clip. We have a heated barn so I wouldn't have to blanket her when she is in, but when she is out would I have to? And if I did would I still have to blanket her when she was out if I just did her girth area, just because she gets so hot and sweaty with a blanket on. Oh and PS I don't show in the winter, just training for the summer
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    11-06-2010, 10:50 PM
If you just did a bib (aka strip) clip, no, your horse would not need to be blanketed. Even in the pasture, she would not need a blanket.

    11-06-2010, 11:59 PM
I have a draft cross too & the first year he looked like a catterpiller! I gave him a blanket-clip & he was fine. The next year I started blanketing him anytime it dropped below 50 & he grew a more normal winter coat. I have been doing that ever since & he does much better now riding in the shorter coat.
    11-07-2010, 12:55 AM
Thanks for the input. :)
    11-07-2010, 02:18 AM
If you just do a bib clip, he'll be fine not being blanketed at all. When I was riding my dads old horse over winter more cause my horse was injured, I just did a bib clip. He was old, so I wanted him to retain as much of his coat as possible, but I did need to shave the sweaty parts, so bib clip it was. I did blanket him sometimes when it got really cold, just because he was so old (35 years), but it wasn't necessary.

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