Clipping

Making light work of clipping

Love it or hate it, winter inevitably means clipping your horse. This can be an arduous task but is worth doing right as there are few things smarter than a beautiful, freshly clipped horse. We’ve pulled together some of our ‘Top Tips’ for tip top clipping! The best time to start preparing for clipping is the day before you plan to clip and to wash your horse’s coat. If you’re horse’s coat is clean it will be much easier for the clippers to cut the hair and you’ll end up with a smoother, tighter clip, not to mention less wear on your blades! Using a shampoo such as Extra Strength …

Spring coat care

As we wave a welcome goodbye to January, we hope that warmer, finer weather is just around the corner. If your horses weren’t clipped over the winter, you may find that they are already shedding their coats, which is a great sign that spring isn’t too far away! But how does the horse’s skin and coat work? And what can we do to keep it in excellent condition? Our friends at Carr & Day and Martin give us some insights… Understanding the skin and coat The skin is the horse’s largest and most visible organ and is on average around 1cm thick. The skin is made up of the epidermis …