(Closed) Horse Owning/Riding Bees- Question

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t own a horse right now, but the barn I am riding at (formerly riding at, just stopped Sunday) are starting to do trace clips on the few fuzzy ones. What are his turnout hours like and how is he blanketed? I think those are two big factors for what type of clip you can do.

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Up until this year (when I started living in the “real world” aka graduated from college, got a f/t job and no longer have time to ride) I have always done a full body clip on my horse. I’m a hunter princess at heart and just love the look of a nicely body clipped horse. I usually had to do it at least twice during the winter – once in Nov. and once end of Jan.

It really doesn’t matter WHEN you clip…it won’t affect how their summer coat comes in like some people seem to think. But Beebug is right – it depends what his turnout schedule is like. When my guy is clipped, he was living in a stall and going out during the day for 8 or so hours. But I have a TON of blankets for him. I would never fully clip him if he lived outside 24/7.

It’s really your preference when it comes to clipping. And a tip for when he gets sweaty – buy a cheap hair dryer  and blow dry him so you don’t have to stand there forever while he dries!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oops, we posted at the same time.

In your case, I’d do a trace clip.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Never clipped or really did much blanketing. I like her to adjust naturally to the weather.

I love shedding season lol comming home with tufts of fur and dirt all over myself ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a super uber fuzzy mare… she gets full body clipped before show season (about 2 weeks before her first show, last week of March/first week of April ish) and a full body MINUS her legs for the winter (in November). She gets SO hot and it takes way too long to cool her out without any sort of clip. I prefer to leave her legs fuzzy for added warmth in addition to her blanket for our cold Canadian winters ๐Ÿ™‚ I also leave her face, and find with a good curry comb daily it doesn’t look odd against the rest of her.

I say do whatever works best for you and your horse! (it’s almost spring – hang in there!) ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Take The Reins:  It’s comin’! LOL. We have less winter to look forward to (we are over the hump!)…

I would do a trace on your guy…. do his neck, belly and i like to do the back of the bum (all the sweaty areas) and leave his legs and exposed neck furry. It’s a lot less work and should get you through until the spring! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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