Horse Show Clipping Advice
Clipping for a Horse Show
Wednesday 06 October 2010
When preparing for a horse show, it is vital that your horse look the best it can. Perhaps one of the most important aspects with this in mind is the coat. With some good horse clippers, you can make sure your horse’s appearance is at its highest standard. See the following horse grooming tips for more information.
• First, bathe the horse. Then, with a towel that has been sprayed with a bit of conditioner, dry him off. The next horse grooming step is to brush the coat of the horse.
• Oil your horse clippers before using them so they don’t get too hot. With the number one setting, begin clipping the legs. This is the best place to start so the horse does not get frightened.
• Gently clip away the excess hair from the leg, being careful not to touch the horse’s leg itself, or you could shave it. Use the horse clippers down to the fetlocks and shave off all feathers that might be growing there.
• Trace the coronary band by using the edge of the clippers. Go down at the level you want the hair to be and continue in this way around the foot.
• The next stage to prepare for a horse show is to clip the head. Start at the head, the muzzle and then onto the face. Take this slowly so the horse can get used to the vibration.
• Trim the whiskers, under the chin and follow down to the jaw line.
• Now use the halter to pull back the mane and clip here about an inch from where the halter was.
• Clip the ears carefully, making sure to concentrate on the inside and not leaving any fuzz. This horse grooming should now have prepared you for your upcoming horse show.
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