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post #21 of 23 Old 12-19-2018, 09:52 PM
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That won't get it workng though. Get it working then use a blade wash.

And when you do get him clipped- 55 is plenty warm enough to not need a blanket and you say thats the very lowest it gets! While I would keep a sheet on hand just in case I think it's very likely he won't need it.. I wouldn't put a sheet on a clipped horse at that temp unless there was a lot of wind or something. He may be freshly clipped but 55 will likely feel more like 85 for him so it evens out. I would be more concerned about wind chill then temp, that is.. assuming you have wind there lol!
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post #22 of 23 Old 12-20-2018, 04:38 PM
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I am just in envy of your weather. Here we live in 6 months of snow (4-6 feet over the 6 months) and down to -45 celcius(-49 farenheit). We still clip horses here because we all ride in indoor heated arenas so the horses are incredibly sweaty if we don't clip them but we are masters at blanket management because of it.

In the weather you guys are describing, my horses would be laughing. I only wish.
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post #23 of 23 Old 12-24-2018, 03:02 AM
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i have to use blade wash while clipping. when my blades scream for mercy i will dunk the blade in the wash while on to cool and clean them. let them run for a second to get rid of the excess then reoil.

and when i body clipped my gelding he only got a blanket at night when it would drop into the 30s. if it was not going to be in the low 40s no one got a blanket. as for the clippers again. go to a local dog grooming shop. even petsmart groomers. ask them where they get their clippers serviced and who sharpens their blades. you will be surprised how fast blades can get dulled. more so on a dirty horse (and unless you bathed him and dried him completely there is enough dirt to make blades hate themselves). i HAVE body clipped an entire horse with cheep wahl clippers (the ones meant for whiskers legs and face. like the $40) but my horse was freshly cleaned and has a soft coat. Cant do that with my other ht getting a pair of wahl clippers for touch ups is not a bad idea. do a rough cut if you will with the big clippers then go over the areas that need smoothed out with the wahls.

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clipping , heat , sweat , winter coat

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