When Is It To Cold To Clip?

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        05-09-2014, 10:27 PM
    When Is It To Cold To Clip?

    My horses are out in the field 24/7, I have a show coming up in a few weeks, and my mare is looking a bit fluffy, especially around the neck and tummy. I really want to go to this show, but I don't want to look silly with a fluffy hack. The minimum we have had is about 2degreesC and the max 23/24 I was out riding today with no jumper, and I have a heavy rug that I would put on her, also have a light cotton sheet for the warmer days. Is it to cold, she is not exactly a delicate breed (Australian stock horse), and is in good condition (fat). What are your thoughts? Also do you have any other secrets if I can't clip, I need an alternative. Thanks guys. Please reply, it's sort of urgent!
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        05-10-2014, 02:29 AM
    Also, I am in Australia, so that's why it's a bit cool.
        05-10-2014, 03:01 AM
    As long as you have enough blankets and plenty of hay for munching, your horse should be just fine.
        05-10-2014, 07:38 AM
    Thanks! I have plenty of coats and heaps of food :)
        05-10-2014, 08:10 AM
    It will NEVER be too cold to clip in Australia. Ever. They clip in CANADA and it gets to -50*C in some parts there!

    Clipping and not rugging to compensate is a different story but you say you'll rug.
        05-12-2014, 04:29 AM
    I always rug, believe me Australia is not 100% Desert ;) it snows.
        05-12-2014, 04:54 AM
    I'm aware of that HP, I live here too [might want to check other posters' locations before you assume they don't know what they're talking about], but it doesn't get down to -50 - therefore, it will never be too cold to clip.
        05-12-2014, 05:27 AM
    Sorry, thought you were in America, most people on here are. Sorry, no offence intended my mistake.
        05-12-2014, 05:50 AM
    Just check the info line at the bottom of a post before you decide whether or not someone is a local :) It might snow in some parts of Aus but we don't know what cold REALLY is. Most Australians severely over-rug.

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