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post #1 of 2 Old 10-07-2016, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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clipping questions

So I'm clipping my horse tomorrow for the first time ever (for both of us!). He's a little spooky, so we'll see about that...Anyway, my question is, what do you think of using a T-84 for the body and a 15 for the head? Should I just use the T-84 all over instead? And finally, should I leave his whiskers or cut them? Thanks!
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T-84 everywhere.....
A #15 is much to close to do all of the head imo...
Use the #15 only for fine finishing touches of bridlepath and muzzle if you need to shave the muzzle cleanly.
If you are not clipping for a show ring appearance I would just use the T-84 blades.
Make sure your blades remain cool...spray, lubricate them.
Take your time and talk quietly to reassure the "spooky" horse...if your nervous the horse will pick up on that tension in you...
Sing, yes sing as you clip...quietly...it helps break your body tension.
Horses don't care what your voice sounds like singing but they do care if you are anxious.

Remember, smooth & quiet movements....

Good luck.
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