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
Two variations of this clip are shown for horses in light to medium work.
For horses in medium to hard work.
For horses in hard work.
Remember that now your horse is clipped you will need to rug your horse appropriately for the weather.
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