WORLDWIDE SUPPLIER OF EQUESTRIAN CLIPPERS & GROOMING SUPPLIES
"3 STAGES TO ACHIEVING A PERFECT CLIP THIS WINTER"
Clipping is one of those jobs that takes a lot of practice and patience to achieve a sharp and smart finish that will turn heads. Here are Clippersharp’s tips on how to achieve a perfect and professional clip this winter:
Stage 1 - Before Clipping:
Make sure your horse is spotlessly clean the day before clipping by either bathing or thoroughly hot clothing your horses coat.
Set up the right blades for your horses coat type: use fine blades on a soft and fine coat, and use medium blades on a coarse and thicker coat. Use medium blades on pink skinned horses and horses with grey coats to achieve a more natural finish.
Make sure your blades are tensioned correctly. Every brand is different so make sure you check your user guide or the brands website for advice.
Apply a coat sheen spray and buffer into the coat with a soft matt before clipping to help the clippers glide through your horses coat.
Stage 2 – During Clipping
Oil your blades regularly throughout your clip every 5-10 minutes.
Clip with even sweeps and keep the head of the clipper parallel to the skin in a consistently firm pressure.
Go over any lines or uneven areas at a slightly upward angle maintaining the same pressure to even out the area.
Clip your horses head and other sensitive areas at the start of the clip before they become fidgety.
Clip your horse at a quiet time, feeding and turnout times are usually not a good time to clip unless your horse is very relaxed.
Keep your horse warm throughout your clip.
Stage 3 – After Clipping
Bath or hot cloth your horse again once the clip is complete to remove all clipped hairs and clipper oils from your horses coat.
Rug your horse appropriately for the temperature and ensure they are warm enough whilst in the field and stabled.