After you have considered the various factors like :-

How much work will your horse do on a daily basis in the winter months & How much access to turnout will your horse have? Does your horse react to the cold? Then choose the style of clip that is right for your horse from this list….

FULL CLIP – this is when all of the horses coat has been removed, including the legs, head and ears. Suitable for – horses in full competition work.

HUNTER CLIP – this is when the saddle area and leg hair is left unclipped. Suitable for – horses in medium to hard work.

BLANKET CLIP – this is when half of the head, back and leg hair is left unclipped.  Suitable for – horses in medium work.

CHASER CLIP – This is similar to the blanket clip yet the top of the neck is left unclipped but the head is fully clipped.
Suitable for – horses in medium work but needing some extra warmth.

TRACE CLIP – This is similar to the chase clip but only the lower neck hair is removed and the head is left unclipped.
Suitable for – horses in moderate work.

IRISH CLIP – This is when the head, ¾ of the neck, chest and belly hair is removed. Suitable for – horses in light work.

BIB CLIP – this is when a small amount of hair is removed from the neck and chest.  Suitable for – horses in light work.

For more information on clipping please visit www.horseandhound.co.uk

 

 

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