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  1. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Hey everyone, I have a 6 yr/old mare that has very rough playing friends that gave her over the years a lot of little wounds and cuts especially on her hind end. Like bite makers etc. She also one time scraped alongside a fence creating a wound. My question is, if I shave her (she has a black...
  2. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    My mare is very sensitive and absolutely hates clippers with a vengeance! Can get the job done with some sedatives but her face is a no go . I was wondering if anyone had used any alternative methods of achieving the same clipped look without actually clipping their face. I have seen the...
  3. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    So I've got some clippers and I need to give my filly a clip. I worked on some desensitizing and did clip her a bit, but it's harder/trickier than I orginally though it was going to be. I've never clipped a horse before, so I'd love any tips you guys have! Currently I'm going for a bib clip...
  4. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    New owner here with a draft cross. He lived in a snowy part of Texas and was recently brought here to a stable in Southern California with a fluffy winter coat! Although it's December, the coldest it gets here is 55 F at night and 75 to 80 during the day! He sweats quite a bit when he moves...
  5. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    We are getting into fall here and fluctuating between cold weather and unusually warm days (yesterday was above 80F, today is mid 50s and raining). Being half Shire, Nav already has a pretty thick winter coat growing in, and I know it will just keep getting thicker as we get into winter. He...
  6. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I recently got this set of clippers for my birthday, and I am wondering if anybody knows of any guard combs that might fit it. I can only find guards that fit the people clippers, but from what I can tell they won't fit the horse ones. I would like to body clip my mini. I don't want her to...
  7. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    My situation is that I will be showing a pony in pony eq/hunter classes this weekend. I want to clean him up into a cute little show pony; however, he cannot be clipped. Because of this his feathers, whiskers, and ear hair are all very shaggy and on the longer side. Nothing drastic, but not show...
  8. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    As a new half draft owner I am unsure of what to do for showing. After owning a half arab with a pretty thick but short mane for the past 3 years i always went with traditional button braids or rosette braids. With my new mare she has a long mane that goes down past her neck, which i love to...
  9. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    ALfie will be getting clipped this spring for the first since we got him and he has cushings. This will obviously take even longer for a clipping and I also want to do his fetlocks because theyre so long when it's muddy they get mud packs into them and are just gross. Are there professional...
  10. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I am clipping my horse tomorrow, and I have only clipped a horse once before which was a full body clip, so this will be my first time following a pattern as I plan to do an Irish clip. I am so, so nervous!!! A lot more nervous than I expected to be. I am going to chalk out my lines first, and...
  11. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Well, I have finally made the decision to clip my very furry draft cross gelding. Now, I am trying to decide what kind of clippers to purchase. I plan on doing a low trace clip, or a strip clip. I would like to be able to use these clippers for his bridle path, whiskers, and ears as well. Does...
  12. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Hi there! I have an eight year old draft cross gelding, and during the winter he grows quite a thick fur coat. I actively ride him four times a week, doing dressage, western pleasure, and reining. I would definitely not call it "light riding". The problem I have been running into is that he...
  13. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I live in Alberta, Canada and during our winters it can get extremely cold. Last year we even got down to -55°Celcius, I think we averaged out to about -27°C for most of the winter. My mare grows extremely thick winter coats and I will blanket her during the blizzards and if she needs it. But...
  14. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Hallo everyone! I've put this under grooming and such because it mentioned clipping and I see clipping and blanketing as part of the grooming process. It does affect the coat after all soo, yeah. If it's in the wrong forum, please tell me and I'll see about switching it. :) So concerning...
  15. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    I have a "white roan" Appaloosa that I want to clip due to it being so hot. Is this a smart idea? I don't want him getting sunburn all over, even if he is in all day. Or is there a clip I can do that I could show in that would keep some hair on for UV protection? Sorry if this sounds really...
  16. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    So, It's coming up on summer and it usually gets really hot where I live. I want to ride my horse a lot but I've never considered clipping him...I've always loved how horses look when they are clipped. Fritz gets really sweaty, even when I taken him just for a short hack :P So what do you guys...
  17. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    Hi! I just got hired to work with a gal and her gypsy horses. She is behind on clipping. I haven't trimmed a horse before. Would be possible to give me a detailed information on how to use the clippers on this magnificent animal from a beginners point of view? Please include size of clippers and...
  18. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    So, my horse and I have finally found our niche in the horse world-jumping! I started taking jumping lessons and was very happy to find out that my horse has a lot of talent in it. Although, then every time I worked her I felt terrible. Why? Because I live in Phoenix AZ where it's already been...
  19. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    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...
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