I just body clipped my yearling gelding, Howard, today.
I am getting him ready for show season and he was taking forever to cool back down after workouts - and was still very, very hairy. Show season is now 3 weeks away so figured now or never.
I deep conditioned him immediately after clipping, and though he has some clip marks, they'll fade out long before shows get here -
For a yearling who hasn't seen clippers, he did really well - still have his back legs and ears to go - decided not to push my luck and will get his legs tomorrow and his ears this weekend when my daughter is home to help hold him...
Much easier to deal with his coat now. He'll wear a light blanket during the day and a heavier one at night.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. - Nelson Mandela