The Idea of Order: Body Clipping – Convenience or Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

Could be both.
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Ah, body clipping. Another hellish activity, courtesy of our dear friend, Winter. As awful as actually doing it is, I think perhaps we underestimate just how horrible having it done to oneself would be…
I’m fairly certain my beasts just think I’m a sadistic monster bent on making them miserably frozen.

Morgane Schmidt is a 38-year-old teacher/artist/dressage trainer/show announcer/ who still hasn’t quite decided what she wants to be when she grows up. A native Floridian, she spent a decade in Reno, NV, where she was able to confirm her suspicion that snow is utterly worthless (she has since regained her sense and moved back to the Florida swamp). Though she has run the gamut of equestrian disciplines, her favorite is dressage. She was recently able to complete her USDF bronze and silver medals and is currently working on her gold. Generally speaking her life is largely ruled by Woody, a 14.2 hand beastly quarter horse, Willie, a now beastly 10-year-old Dutch gelding, and Milona DG, a 4 year old KWPN chestnut mare (you can make your own inferences there…). Visit her website at