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Best Way to Clip for the perfect finish to your horse's Winter Coat.

by Ellie Smith Content Writer

You've probably noticed that your horse's coat is getting larger and thicker. It's likely to consider cutting it. Before you start the clippers, take a look at these suggestions by Vicky Goody of Clippersharp to assist you in creating clips that make your horse appear sophisticated -- and one that you'll be proud of.


1. Which clip?

Before you start, choose the kind of clip your horse will require. Don't rush into cutting everything off before you can cope with the workload and expectations of the winter season.


2. Clean lines

Creating smooth lines as well as curves requires time and practice. Choose the type of clip you'll create, and then use chalk to trace those lines onto your horse's coat. It's simpler to follow once you have a template.

When you can, make use of the natural lines of your horse's body to create an acceptable form for the clip. Among these muscles are the hindleg muscles that run diagonally from the stifle area to the hock, as well as muscles that run behind the elbows.


3. Make sure all dirt is removed

To ensure that the clipper blades can cut through your horse's coat quickly and efficiently, you must ensure that he's spotless dry, and clean, whether through thorough grooming or bathing before the weather permits. Be sure that he's dry before beginning cutting.


4. Choose the correct blade

It is crucial to select the right blade, especially if your horse is light or white with pink-colored skin.

A blade of medium quality will offer a natural appearance instead of appearing as if you've "skinned" him.

Greys are perhaps one of the hardest to attain the perfect finish. Many users make the error of using a fine blade, and every line appears in the first few weeks or so.


5. Get oiling

Apply oil to the blades before you begin, and then do it every 5 to 10 minutes. This will ensure that your blades are working correctly and not generating excessive heat. It can also ensure a smoother finish and keep an edge on your blades to last longer.


6. Final brush off

Before beginning to clip the horse, give him one final stroke to ensure that the coat is clean and smooth, and then apply an oil-based coat sheen with a soft tack. This will enable the blades to slide through the coat quickly.



7. Make the right start

Choose a space that is ample as a starting point. Then, start by clipping confidently, focusing on the hair's direction. Keep the clippers in your hand closest to your horse, and then put your other hand over him, close to the left of the place you're clipping.


8. Use both hands

Make use of your spare hand (i.e., the hand that isn't in the position of holding clippers) to create tension over the face by pulling it away from the clippers, making sure that the skin stays smooth. The feeling of your hand can also provide reassurance for your horse.


9. Long sweeps

Clip using long, even sweeps, ensuring that the clipper's head is close to the skin while applying consistent and firm pressure.


10. Remember to overlap

Cover every clipping line by approximately a quarter of the blade's width. This can help keep tram lines that are ugly away.


11. Apply even pressure

Maintaining even pressure takes some training, but when you've mastered it and are aware of the correct pressure to apply and the proper pressure to use, you'll be on the path to a perfect end.


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