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Tips on pulling a mane and body clipping your horse

Tips on pulling a mane and body clipping your horse
If your horse is sensitive around neck area I would cut mane with scissors instead or use special blades to thin it.
Clipping wise:
- Bath horse a day or two before clipping. You will get rid of grease and dirt and it will massively help blades to go through coat.
- Watch teperature of clippers/blades. Check them every 10 mins to prevent skin burn.
- Oil clippers/blades every 10 mins or as frequently as required
- Hot towel your horse after clip. Use a dash of white vinegar in warm water. It will help to get rid of tiny itchy hair and calm sensitive skin.

Overalls are helpful to keep the flying hairs off your clothes! A face mask for preference.
I've found using medical gloves gives grip of you want to pull the main with your hands (as well as a comb) but if found some horses like this better! :)
Dont pull the entire mane at once. Haha. Start a couple days early.
When clipping I normally use chalk to draw the outline, it helps keep it straight and even on both sides!
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