I plan on showing my 9 month old paint at futurity shows but I don't think he is going to be shedded out by then. I really love the smoother/short haired coats and plan on getting him a heat lamp and keeping a fullbody sleazy or sheet on him as much as possible as long as the weather permits it. He is not in a heated barn, but the barn he is is stays decently warm and he is constantly removing his winter blanket. Our first show this year is in april and I was wondering if I should body clip him to remove his winter coat? It is very thick and he looks like a grizzly bear. He also has a deep chestnut color and four white legs, a blaze and other white spots but he is mostly chestnut. You can see a picture of him under my horses. I was wondering if body clipping is a good idea since I hear that some colors look terrible clipped. I could also use some tips on how to shed it all out if body clipping isnt an option. Thanks!