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post #1 of 7 Old 05-12-2010, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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First time ever with clippers

I introduced my four year old gelding to clippers just a little while ago. Today was the first time he's ever heard, seen, or been around clippers.

I couldn't be prouder, either! He stood perfectly still and allowed me to finish his mane, clip the longer hair on his lower legs/fetlocks, clip his whiskers, and he even let me clip his ears!

Didn't try to get away or anything... he acted like he'd been doing it all his life. Even my mare, who is sixteen, doesn't stand that still around clippers (or anything that 'buzzes').

Just had to share, he made me so proud!

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-12-2010, 10:49 PM
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I am going to introduce clippers to my four year old as soon as I buy some. However I know he has had his bridle path clipped since it was done when he got him in February. Aren't four year olds fun?
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Yep, four year olds are awesome, lol!

I have four sets of clipper, but none of them work anymore... I had to borrow my friends clippers. I don't clip my horses or anything... use scizzors most of the time on their forelocks and all. I just needed the clippers to 'finish' my boy (I hogged his mane, lol...) and figured 'why not see how he acts with the clippers in other areas' since he was so calm.


While I was clipping his mane, my cousins just down the road shot off a shotgun... it was LOUD... My mare is gunshy and took off to the barn, but Dakota barely flinched.

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That is so cute... I love it when my "young guy" can handle things that older horses don't handle... makes me wonder if horses are always able to handle certain things but somehow along the way get ruined....

When does your 4 year old turn 5?
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Thanks!

Dakota will be five next March 23rd... He just turned four, I should have clarified that, lol...


And whalla-go, I meand to write that I use scissors on my horses bridle-paths most of the time, not their forelocks (I never go near their forelocks with any cutting object, lol... they're hard to get to grow back, lol).

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Congrats...gotta love it when a new concept comes so quickly!!!

I introduced my mare to clippers this winter, did her bridle path and legs a few times, then wound up putting her in her in body clip later on in the winter. She's ten, and so far as I know, had never had any clipping done before...

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