Common Types of Body Clips for Horses

Take a look at five common body clipping patterns used on horses.

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Is your horse hairy, hot, and sweaty during winter workouts? Body clipping can help by removing hair and cutting down on cooling and drying time. In this graphic, we share five clipping patterns often used on horses: full, strip, trace, blanket, and hunter. Body clipping does create more maintenance to keep your horse comfortable during his downtime. Before you get started, learn more by reading “Clipping Your Horse’s Coat.”



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