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huntergrl 11-24-2012 06:50 PM

horse approved clippers?
I was looking at cordless clippers, and just started wondering if the ones sold in horse shops are the same as ones sold for humans. Will a good regular set do the same good job or are they specifically designed for horse hair?

Foxtail Ranch 11-24-2012 09:35 PM

Human clippers are made for much finer hair. Go for horse clippers definitely!
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jaydee 11-24-2012 09:39 PM

you need horse clippers and even then you need to buy according to what you want to do with them

Casey02 11-25-2012 12:58 PM

I use a dog clippers and it works just fine....then again I don't ever clip the whole body, just tidy up parts in the summer (ears, muzzle, bridle path ect)

Saddlebag 11-25-2012 04:17 PM

There blades are what makes the difference.

countercanter 11-28-2012 09:33 PM

For my little clippers (for whiskers, ears, fetlocks, etc.) I have a pair I bought in the men's hair section at Walmart, those are the same as the ones sold at the tack store. But for big clippers (for body clipping) I would definitely pick up some horse specific ones. And it is the blade that makes the difference, but you also want a pair of clippers that re up to the job you need them to do.

farmpony84 11-28-2012 09:37 PM

I ought a pair of pink osters that have been awesome. I have in the past used dog clippers with no issue but the horse ones do a much better job I think.

HorseCrazyTeen 11-29-2012 12:34 AM

I'd get some horse clippers. They do much better.

Muppetgirl 11-29-2012 01:21 AM

' horse approved clippers?' lol, I've not known of a horse that's approved of em, but they will accept em:lol:

I used to clip horses as a side job.....when you look for your clippers, please do check on the price of replacement blades/sharpening......sometimes the price of sharpening a few sets of blades or replacing the blades can cost more than the's a real money grab:evil:

HorseCrazyTeen 11-29-2012 01:26 AM


Originally Posted by Muppetgirl (Post 1777037)
' horse approved clippers?' lol, I've not known of a horse that's approved of em, but they will accept em:lol:

That's what I thought when I first saw the title, too! LOL

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