Let’s Discuss: ‘Tis the season for body-clipping

Is your horse clipped, or are you planning to clip your horse soon? If so, what type of clip will you do?

Me, I’m kind of in a catch-22. My horses’ are in hard work for most of the winter, so clipping is a must; on the other hand, they live out 24/7. (They have access to shelter, and East Tennessee winters tend to be relatively mild–knock on wood). As a result, I prefer a full clip without the legs and head so they still have some protection from the elements. When it gets cold, I’ll add a neck-warmer to keep out the chill. Or, if a horse is in lighter work, a trace clip will suffice.

What’s your body clipping strategy, Horse Nation? Chime in using the comments section below.


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