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Thursday, 8 February 2018

How to Keep Your Horse Neat in the Winter Without Clipping



Everyone knows that a clipped horse in the winter looks much better than the hairy horse.  A horse with a natural winter coat will always look scruffy compared to a horse who is clipped.  If your horse lives out or doesn't do enough exercise to allow a clip then you can follow these steps to tidy your horse up.



What You Need


  • Mini Trimmer/Clipper 
  • Scissors 
  • Mane Thinner 
  • Grooming Kit 


1. 

First, we are going to start with taking the mane thinner and thin the mane.  Once the mane in thinned, take the scissors and make small cuts by holding the scissors straight up.  Do this until you get the length you like.  (This is how I pull a horses mane if you don't want to do this feel free to pull normally). 

While your at that area, trim the bridle path around an inch or two long.  



2.  

Next, we are going to start with the mini clipper.  Start by trimming the beard hair and any long hair on the underneath of the horse's neck.  



3.

With the mini clippers, trim all of the feathers and all other long hairs on the horse's legs.  



4.  

Take the scissors or trimmer and trim the horses ear hairs.  hold the ear closed and trim any hairs that come out of the ears.  

5.  

Trim the tail like I explained how to here.



6. 

Lastly, just have a look at your horse and check to see if there are any long hairs growing anywhere on the body.  They usually grow where a rug doesn't cover like the stomach.  Take your trimmer and trim them off.



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