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        12-14-2012, 12:17 AM
      #11
    Foal
    I only do the trace clipping in the fall. Here it is still hot in the fall, yet the horses have grown in their winter coat. So it helps so he does not sweat so much when we ride and dries sooner.
         
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        12-14-2012, 12:20 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Looks good!

    This is a great clip. Sweaty, wet horses get cold fast! Have had good luck with this one.
         
        12-14-2012, 09:17 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    You think that's bad? Lol this is how I clipped my Lizzy. She sweats very fast and it gets bad, she also has to be worked at least 4 days a week, with no indoor. Sooooo I clipped her, kinda. Didn't want to take too much off as she is out 24/7 and still needs to gain weight, and she gets cold easily. I took only the areas where she sweats first. The angle is bad but in the back I actually clipped a little more than you can see.

    But I do not show and she wears a quarter sheet while riding that covers most of it up lol plus she is blanketed 24/7.
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        12-14-2012, 09:36 AM
      #14
    Started
    I really like the electrical tape idea to mark the lines. Of course, there's always the chance that I'll botch it and he'll end up with no hair in his blanket area at all. Lol!

    Conway, I clip because he gets worked often and sweats a lot. In the winter, it can get pretty cold and, with his winter coat being so long, I just don't have time to wait hours for him to dry.
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        12-14-2012, 10:40 AM
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    Originally Posted by poppy1356    
    You think that's bad? Lol this is how I clipped my Lizzy. She sweats very fast and it gets bad, she also has to be worked at least 4 days a week, with no indoor. Sooooo I clipped her, kinda. Didn't want to take too much off as she is out 24/7 and still needs to gain weight, and she gets cold easily. I took only the areas where she sweats first. The angle is bad but in the back I actually clipped a little more than you can see.

    But I do not show and she wears a quarter sheet while riding that covers most of it up lol plus she is blanketed 24/7.
    Aaaaagggghhhh!!!! Lol!!!! I used to be a professional groom and I used to clip horses as a side job!! Yup, excuse my honesty......but that clip job is maybe one of the worst I've seen! I've had to fix up many clips gone wrong! LOL! You're too funny posting that! I'm not being mean, I thinks it's funny! One thing about clipping......atleast it grows out afterwards
         
        12-14-2012, 11:09 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Haha I know it's horrible but it's always covered up so I don't care lol. I actually need to reclip this weekend. It has grown so much in just two weeks. So this time I will go slower lol. I had no idea what I was doing as you can tell lol.

    I can clip my dog almost perfectly now after years of practice but never clipped a horse before.

    Now if I was to show I would hire someone before I did anything lol.
         
        12-14-2012, 01:59 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    I think that clip would look fine. I did this clip for my friend's horse. Her horse had a hood so we clipped most of his neck hair off but I think you could probably leave some more hair and clip less on the neck.

         
        12-15-2012, 02:59 PM
      #18
    Super Moderator
    When I forst started clipping and had to do trace clips, if the horse was good and would stand, I tied two pieces of bailer twine right around it!
    If you turn the clippers on their side with the flat of the blade to the line, it gives a far sharper line.
         
        12-15-2012, 04:21 PM
      #19
    Trained
    That's a pretty common trace clip, nothing weird about it. The only thing I did differently when I clipped Ricci was I extended the clip up her neck, just on the underside, along that groove. It doesn't get cold enough to affect her, and it's where her shoulder meets her neck that she sweats the most.

    Am I the only one who doesn't use any tape or chalk or anything to make a line? I have always just eyeball it all. O_o
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