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post #1 of 2 Old 01-27-2014, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Minimal Clip Help

So, I live in Arizona... The one place that doesn't seem to be bothered by this thing called 'winter'. It's been 75 degrees all winter, and my poor gelding is just too hot. He overheats when we ride, and he gets really sweaty and thirsty fast. He was bred in South Dakota, trained in Colorado. This is only his second winter in AZ, and he's handling this one worse than the first. I did a bib clip on him, and it seemed to help a little, but not a whole lot. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on a larger, but still fairly minimal clip I could do on him. I don't have a blanket, so it don't want to shave him down to the point he needs one. It gets about 35-45 degrees at night. I was considering doing a full neck clip. Any other suggestions?
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post #2 of 2 Old 01-28-2014, 08:02 PM
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I have the same issue with my mare. What I did this year was blanket her when it was 45 and below. I know she was not cold, but it discouraged thick mammoth coat. I may be doing a bib like clip (mostly just the throat and chest) like this

But you might want to do a clip like this

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