So, I decided to clip my black gelding this summer to help keep him cooler because he gets waaay to overheated in the summer, but I have a few questions.
1) Which clippers would you recommend for body clipping? Though I would love to save money, I want some good clippers and am willing to fork out $$ to get them.
2) Do you have to re-clip every so often? If yes about how soon?
3) He is a western horse, would clipping look weird on him? Which type of clip would you recommend?
4) Can someone explain this: Someone said when you clip a horse they change color (I knew this) but then they change back to their original color. Is it the hair grows back or what?
I have another suggestion for a black horse..
You could keep him up durring the hottest part of the days, and let him out when its cooler--It will bring out his color and keep him cool. :)
As for clippers-- whal clippers are what weve always used. :)
You will be able to tell hes clipped.
You shouldnt have to re-clip again durring the summer.
Not unless hes a roan.
they can look a different color, but when they row a new coat it will be their same color. i just body clipped my black mare and she looks grulla
What kind of clip would you recommend for him? Im just hoping he wont look weird being a western horse, but as long as he is comfortable I guess it really doesn't matter what he looks like
Any thoughts about removing that last layer of sun protection? It's something we consider, as groomers, when clipping dogs. I'm not sure a slick summer coat does add much heat. If we're talking about a spring clip to beat the shedding, they would grow back enough coat to protect them during the *dog days*.
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i wouldnt worry about sunburn or heat or anything. when you clip them its about the same length as their summer coat anyways. not like shaving the coat/undercoat of a dog. if you are worried you can always get a fly sheet. i would recommend a kensington, they last forever.
Also, someone said somewhere that in the winter you leave a saddle spot, in the summer you clip it all off. Is it preference?
i like to leave one just in case so they dont get rubs there. my mare is super sensitive though !
I honestly don't see the reason in clipping a horse in the summer, unless you are showing him and need to
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