Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
Should I add another blanket when I clip?
I've never clipped a horse, but this year dear Jack is getting his woolies all shaved for end of winter / spring shows (and because he sweats buckets). I purchased a really nice heavy duty Shedrow winter blanket with a full neck, tried it on him a week or so ago and ended up leaving it on him because it was raining buckets (he'd previously been in a slightly too big, no-neck mid weight turn out). But now I'm wondering... now that he's been in his nice warm blanket, once I go to clip should I put another layer on under the one he's wearing?
I expressed my concerns to my coach and she said its something she might be worried about, but I'd like a second opinion.
Note: he's getting a body clip minus his head and feet, he lives outside 24/7 but has optional shelter. He currently gets grain, but as the snow and the cold comes I start feeding warm soy meal at night.
Another question: do you recommend leaving a patch for the saddle? Like the 'hunter clip'? What is the purpose of that?