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post #1 of 12 Old 09-03-2011, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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When to clip?

I'm planning on giving Lacey a bib clip this winter just to help her sweat a little bit less when it's cold out but I'm not sure exactly when to clip her for the first time.

Obviously now is too soon but since her winter coat is very much starting to coming in, I figure I should start thinking about this.

So when do you start clipping your horse?

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Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat

Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-03-2011, 02:38 PM
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I would just say as soon as she begins to need it :) Some people say you should only do it at certain times, because it damages the coat, but I've never experienced that
Don't forget to substitute what she might lose heat-wise with a rug when needed
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post #3 of 12 Old 11-18-2012, 11:18 PM
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November is a good time. I wouldn't do it any later than December.
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post #4 of 12 Old 11-18-2012, 11:21 PM
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I'm in Alberta, and I'm clipping my guy this coming week sometime....he's indoors, but he sweats so much that I can't get him dry.....I think anytime before Jan 1st is good.....although I'm just being cautious in saying that, as I have never seen any problem with summer coat coming in and clipping.....but I've heard of issues.......
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post #5 of 12 Old 11-18-2012, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hah, thanks guys...however, this thread is over a year old.

Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat

Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat

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Haha duh!
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post #7 of 12 Old 11-19-2012, 11:58 AM
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Its not so much when to start clipping as it is when to stop. I start clipping as soon as I see them getting fuzzy, but I will not clip after February. You dont want to clip/ruin the summer coat coming in.

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post #8 of 12 Old 11-20-2012, 05:46 PM
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In the UK it is normal to start clipping in mid October as the coats start to grow. Then clip again in November and possibly January time.
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-20-2012, 08:32 PM
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You can clip whenever he starts getting fuzzy , usually around late Oct. or Nov. but DONT CLIP LATE !!! You will ruin his spring/summer coat
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-20-2012, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Really, I promise you that this thread is super super old - check the OP date.
I do appreciate the help though, but I figured it out.

Maybe a picture will help...


Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat

Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat

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