New Clip Job

January 25, 2013

A few weeks ago I decided it was time to give Simon a new clip job.  He was getting pretty hot when we rode, and I do not like putting him out sweaty.  There are a lot of pros and cons to clipping vs not clipping, and some people are totally pro clip and some people are totally anti clip.  For my life style and riding frequency, I find that clipping is the better direction for Simon.
That said, it was clip time.  I decided to go with a modified hunt clip.  I have also heard it referred to as the British hunt clip.  You can still see some of his former clip, which was a body clip with a saddle patch left behind.

For his new clip, I started midway up his neck and made a diagonal to his flank.  I drew a line with a washable marker on him and then turned on the clippers.  I clipped the line and below, leaving his head and legs.  It also means I left his rump and saddle area, which were above the line.

I love this clip.  It was relatively quick to complete, and took care of most of his sweaty areas.  Not surprising, I missed a strip on his belly and didn’t notice until I rode him the next day.  Oops.

You can see the red line I marked on him.  You can also see his previous clip lines.

You can see the red line I marked on him. You can also see his previous clip lines.

Not the best shot, but here he is with the clipping complete.

Not the best shot, but here he is with the clipping complete.

Here he is the next day on the lunge line.  He was feeling particularly fresh in the brisk wind with his hew hair style.

Here he is the next day on the lunge line. He was feeling particularly fresh in the brisk wind with his hew hair style.

 

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