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        12-13-2012, 09:52 PM
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    Would this clip be too odd?

    It's that time and I have to clip my horse. This year is the first year that he'll be getting turned out regularly during the coldest months. I don't have a turnout hood (and truly just don't trust him with one out there), so he'll only be wearing blankets. My thought was to do something like a trace clip where the blanket would cover him while he's outside. See picture below - the yellow is where I would clip, the red shows the boundary lines for the clip and the blue line is where his blanket would fall on his neck/withers.

    Thoughts?

         
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        12-13-2012, 10:02 PM
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    Foal
    That is exactly how I clip my horse every year. I live in California. So it helps him get rid of sweat, but I don't have to blanket. Just the right amount.
         
        12-13-2012, 10:10 PM
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    I tried doing a trace clip on him last year and failed miserably. He ended up with a body clip. I couldn't get the lines to be even remotely even last time I tried this. It went downhill so quickly. Lol!
         
        12-13-2012, 10:13 PM
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    Foal
    I mark out the line with white chalk. I try to get him on as flat as ground as I can. And use a broom stick to measure up to where I want the line to be. Practice makes perfect. First year was really bad. This is now our 3rd year and I must say he looked great !

    Keep trying !
         
        12-13-2012, 10:19 PM
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    I tried using chalk, but it didn't show up. I even tried dipping the the tip of the chalk in water hoping that would help. I couldn't find a color that would show up on him. I may have to start getting creative.
         
        12-13-2012, 10:45 PM
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    The clip is fine, the only thing I would do is angle the lines on the legs...if they're straight they make the horse look stumpy

    Oooops, and I use pastel chalk, it shows up better than sidewalk chalk.....you can find pastel chalk at your local art or craft store......
         
        12-13-2012, 11:02 PM
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    When I did Lacey last year, I just used a black marker. It showed up on her gray-ness - tried chalk, that was a laugh! I just made sure to clip the line off too. :)
         
        12-13-2012, 11:05 PM
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    Green Broke
    Try electrical tape to mark your lines. Shave off the hair below the tape.
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        12-13-2012, 11:12 PM
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    Foal
    Pictures?? I have a silly question... Why do you clip horses, other than to show?

    Please don't judge, our horses are in pasture year round and eat in their stalls, so they are turned out 24/7 with optional barn/run in if they want it.

    I shaved a horse once. A mini horse that I used to show... That's the only reason I shaved him
         
        12-13-2012, 11:17 PM
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    Originally Posted by Conway    
    Pictures?? I have a silly question... Why do you clip horses, other than to show?

    Please don't judge, our horses are in pasture year round and eat in their stalls, so they are turned out 24/7 with optional barn/run in if they want it.

    I shaved a horse once. A mini horse that I used to show... That's the only reason I shaved him
    I clip my horse because he is stalled with minimal turnout (I turn him out on good days, and ride him and work with him ALOT)during the winter (as its Snowy and icy and cold! Ice plus sliders.....wreck!) and he gets all hairy, then sweats and gets too hot while working, then he doesn't EVER dry off completely......now that he is clipped, he dries off and cools out properly.
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