Human clippers vs. horse clippers - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 5 Old 01-20-2017, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Human clippers vs. horse clippers

I want to get clippers however I see how expensive they are. I want to buy a fairly inexpensive clipper but in the horse world that doesn't seem to exist. My question is can I just use human hair clippers?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-20-2017, 06:10 PM
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Not likly !
Save for a good pair of horse clippers, like the Osters,or attend some tack sales where you might get lucky and pick up a pair of good used ones, cheap
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-20-2017, 07:15 PM
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Human hair and horse hair are not the same and you won't be happy with the results. It will look like your horse was worked over by a drunk rat. You need horse clippers.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-20-2017, 07:18 PM
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Are you looking to body clip? Or just touch up? I've enjoyed my Wahl show pro clippers https://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Professi...+show+pro+plus . I got them as a gift, but they are fairly inexpensive. They say they're just for bridle paths, whiskers, and fetlocks... Buuuuutttt I took them to my Mini and body shaved her, and she turned out lovely. Now, I don't really suggest doing that, but I was desperate.

However, I will agree that you may as well save for a good pair. I just got a pair of these https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003MU8XUE...LWD7HJ8Q&psc=1 for Christmas and can't wait to try them out, I may even body shave my QH.

What ever you do, always make sure blades are lubricated and clean, and sharp.

Good luck :)

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-21-2017, 09:34 AM
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Sure, you can but it is ill-advised.

Horses are not human hair in consistency, volume nor thickness....
Way different.

You truly need a clipper that is designed for the job specific....horse{s}
Not dog or cat either....there is a difference in motor specifications that fit the job and the instrument for best appearance and longevity of good finished product to be had...

Spend a few more dollars as a "good" human clipper is not the $29.95 special either....
The saying you get what you pay for....it fits in this case very well.
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