Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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.
Last edited by KigerQueen; 12-24-2018 at 03:07 AM.