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post #1 of 7 Old 05-02-2010, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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long haired is getting to hot

is it a problem to shave or cut hair off , my poor girl is 2 and her hair is 1 1/2 in long all over her body and she is staying hot ,its not too bad hot yet but she didnt shed anything and we have had 80's weather and when it rains she stands out in it to kool off

Her health is what I worry about ,looks are optional lol so can I shave her like a dog ?
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-02-2010, 11:50 PM
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Use a full body horse clipper. Make sure you KNOW how to do it and if you don't then get someone who knows how to do it. If you don't know anyone who is good at body clipping, then find a groomer to do it for you. There are many grooming services that you can find in your area online that would be happy to do it for you. It does cost a little extra money, but you could really mess up her coat if you clip her wrong.
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-03-2010, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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im bald so I can't cut hair lol, yes I can get a groomer to come out
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-03-2010, 02:34 AM
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I've already clipped a few of mine due to the heat (I'm in Az and we've already been in the 90's... although usually by this time we're in triple digits so I'm not complaining lol). If your nights are cool still, you'll have to blanket at night if you shave them, but other than that it's fine to do so.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-03-2010, 09:01 AM
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Yes, she can be clipped. As CheyAut pointed out, you will want to be sure you have options for her if it does turn cold (we just had a frost warning issues here last week and the temps have been up and down and all around over the last month or so -- we're not too far from where you are climate-wise). Also, there are some reasons that could be causing her not to shed out that you may want to look into.
Has she started to shed at all and is just not shedding out quickly or is she not shedding at all?
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post #6 of 7 Old 05-04-2010, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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she has'nt shed a handful of fur and it's so thick
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-04-2010, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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she hasn't shed any and she is real thick and I did worm her 2 weeks and the last time before that was 4 months ago and every thing looks good

Cheyaut I have a cousin of my dads lives in newriver he used to be the rodeo circut way back in the 50's . I think his last name is watson

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