Top 10 Horse Body Clipping Tips
Monday 15 November 2010
1. If your horse has a lot of hair in the winter and you want to ride, equine clipping is advisable.
2. There are several different types of body clip, so you will need to choose which one to do.
3. If you are riding and do not intend on showing, it’s always a good idea to leave a patch of hair where the saddle goes for protection.
4. Ensure your horse clippers blades are sharp because dull ones will be slow and may not produce the results you want.
5. Have some coolant and clipper blade oil at the ready.
6. Bathe the horse, being sure to scrub all areas. A clean horse will mean your horse clippers will work more effectively and will last longer.
7. Use the coolant on the horse while the horse dries off so he keeps warm.
8. Start equine clipping anywhere. The shoulders are a good starting point. Follow the direction of the hair. The wrong angle will leave ugly lines.
9. Have a friend hold the front legs so you can clip in between them.
10. When finished, run a finishing equine grooming brush over the horse. Take a step back and look out for any bits you missed with the horse clippers.
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