How to Clip Your Horse Videos

I would like to thank Hazel and Simon Pain of Billow Farm Livery located in the village of Breadstone, S Glos, for sponsoring these videos and their assistance with making the videos.

Hazel Pain demonstrates the trace clip, blanket clip and hunter clip. For anybody who is totally new to clipping I recommend the first video which advises how to prepare your horse and the clippers before clipping. If you have clipped before then you just need to watch the video for the type of clip that you plan to give your horse.

Preparing for clipping

How to prepare your clippers and your horse before you start clipping.

Trace Clip

Two variations of this clip are shown for horses in light to medium work.

Blanket Clip

For horses in medium to hard work.

Hunter Clip

For horses in hard work.


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Hazel’s horse, Basil, stood very quietly and patiently while he was given a variety of clips:

  • Trace clip – first a low trace clip which was then changed to a high trace clip
  • Blanket Clip – the trace clip was then converted into a blanket clip
  • Hunter Clip – Basil’s other side was then given a hunter clip
  • Finally Basil’s one sided blanket clip was changed to a hunter clip so that he was now clipped the same on both sides 🙂
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  • 27th November 2011 at 6:08 am
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    Comment by quailgirl818 on YouTube on the Hunter Clip video:
    “Thank you for this video, it was so helpful. Most videos have sort of glossed over how to clip at the sheath and most don’t detail the head quite? as well.”

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