I have a Pinto and i'm starting the pinto circuit in three weeks. I kept heavy blankets on my horse every time it got under 70 degrees this winter and light ones on him 24/7 (we live in Florida) but it did NOTHING for him. His coat is very shiny because he is always on supplements but he is so shaggy.
My question is, can I shave him? I always did show jumping and hunter jumper open shows where clipping year round is expected at the "A" shows. But my showmanship trainer who i'm working with weekly for the past four weeks (who is also a judge) is against it for some reason.
I feel really bad thinking of going in the ring with my horse this shaggy and it's been hell cooling him off lately so he doesn't catch a chill.