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Whiskers used to let the horse know that something is close to his face, which helps save their face
11/10/2013 11:45:41 PM
I like them fuzzy! When you clip, they become rough and annoying.
11/10/2013 9:51:33 PM
during the show season
11/10/2013 8:46:03 PM
she is a broodmare, no need!
11/10/2013 6:53:03 PM
A horse's whiskers are very important to the animal. They should never be cut.
11/10/2013 5:36:43 PM
He needs them. They are nature's feelers. Clipping them won't improve his performance
11/10/2013 5:32:41 PM
Whiskers keep muzzle drier in sleet; acts as feelers in the dark.
11/10/2013 3:34:03 PM
Absolutely never! Those are tactical feelers.
11/10/2013 9:49:09 AM
but only for shows. I let them grow in the off season
11/9/2013 11:09:38 PM
let a horse be a horse, they are there for a reason, and if not they wouldnt grow there
11/9/2013 6:35:04 PM
just for shows
11/9/2013 3:34:38 PM
Trimmed without my permission and i got a headshaker overnight!
11/9/2013 1:09:00 PM
I didn't trim my old guy when his eyesight became poor.
11/9/2013 12:14:14 PM
they are there for a reason, just like fur inside the ears and long hairs off the backs of pasterns
11/9/2013 10:50:36 AM
The show horses
11/9/2013 9:27:56 AM
I believe it is cruel as they need them for orientation to objects.
11/9/2013 9:01:42 AM
they need them in the pastures
11/9/2013 2:55:49 AM
I love the way they look. I like my horses to look natural.
11/9/2013 1:00:50 AM
there is no good reason to do so, and at least one bad reason
11/8/2013 9:31:35 PM
Only during show season
11/8/2013 8:33:26 PM
But only for a show - maybe 5 times per year.
11/8/2013 8:25:00 PM
They are part of the sensing mechanism used to feel somehtng before they touch it.
11/8/2013 7:09:47 PM
they need there whiskers like cats do
11/8/2013 3:21:36 PM
only when we show
11/8/2013 3:06:24 PM
But trim with scissors when they get super long (get bothersome to one of my horses)
11/8/2013 1:17:45 PM
They have a purpose, so they remain natural!
11/8/2013 12:21:30 PM
W believe horses whiskers serve an important sensoy function in the dark!
11/8/2013 10:59:38 AM
only for show or special events
11/8/2013 10:28:45 AM
They NEED those things!
11/8/2013 10:21:28 AM
they need them!!!!
11/8/2013 9:55:55 AM
There is no reason to clip whiskers if you don't show.
11/8/2013 8:12:20 AM
If they have whiskers it's for a reason.
11/8/2013 7:52:17 AM
But YES during show season
11/8/2013 4:37:28 AM
The whiskers are there so they can sense what is around them much like a cats' whiskers
11/8/2013 1:15:00 AM
on our show horses, no on the pasture or trail riding horses.
11/8/2013 1:01:58 AM
About 3 times a year: muzzle, fetlocks, ears, chin, coronet bands. He looks gorgeous after!
11/7/2013 11:45:15 PM
Bengt Linquist complemented me in a dressage test in 1975 for NOT clipping
11/7/2013 11:42:07 PM
Horses use their whiskers to feel
11/7/2013 10:24:13 PM
But I do not clip the feelers around their eyes. They need them to keep from bumping their eyes.
11/7/2013 10:07:54 PM
They are used as feelers, so serve a purpose. (People are a horses biggest problem)
11/7/2013 8:52:59 PM
I don't trim the cats whiskers either.
11/7/2013 8:43:54 PM
NO! They have them for a reason!!!
11/7/2013 8:33:30 PM
NO I don't believe in it ONLY IF SHOWING because whiskers are their natural feelers .
11/7/2013 7:55:54 PM
Always did for show, continue to do it now, less in winter.
11/7/2013 7:20:47 PM
Love mine au naturel ! Don't care what show judges think !
11/7/2013 7:13:49 PM
Whiskers are needed for testing the electric fence, among other things!
11/7/2013 6:52:03 PM
11/7/2013 6:35:29 PM
The horse needs its whiskers - leave them alone!
11/7/2013 5:25:54 PM
It upset her feeding when we did though she adjusted. She uses them.
11/7/2013 4:45:56 PM
11/7/2013 1:46:42 PM
They need them.
11/7/2013 12:55:29 PM
11/7/2013 12:46:38 PM
There is no reason to. They serve a purpose vital to the horse.
11/7/2013 12:01:45 PM
But he is itchy in the summer and rubs them off himself.
11/7/2013 11:59:07 AM
They need them to keep from bumping the muzzle into things.
11/7/2013 11:58:14 AM
I have clipped whiskers when showing horses but prefer to leave them for their purpose of touch.
11/7/2013 11:14:04 AM
he loves having This done and doesn't let me miss even one
11/7/2013 11:10:36 AM
NO My horses are turned out 24/7 and their whiskers are a vital sensory appendage.
11/7/2013 10:43:03 AM
Once in a while when I want him/her to look sharp. I like their ears fuzzy though.
11/7/2013 9:30:09 AM
I do this so that the reins on the liverpool shank driving bit don't catch his lip wiskers
11/7/2013 9:11:46 AM
I understand their chin hairs help them determine what plants are toxic and which are not.
11/7/2013 9:06:48 AM
My horses need their whiskers and they are cute
11/7/2013 7:33:22 AM
i clip nose whiskers but only shorten eye whiskers.
11/7/2013 7:12:44 AM
No, but I'd trim them to 1" when too long because the long whiskers would get caught in the bridle.
11/7/2013 6:39:20 AM
I did when I was showing but he's retired to trail riding
11/7/2013 6:24:32 AM
only do the one's we show.
11/7/2013 5:31:40 AM
Nope, they are there for a reason, so I leave them
11/7/2013 5:29:17 AM
I think they have less bumps and scrapes when they have their "feelers".
11/7/2013 2:49:08 AM
they're there for a reason!
11/7/2013 1:51:53 AM
Animal cruelty to do so!
11/7/2013 1:46:54 AM
only for show season, he gets to keep them 8 months out of the year!
11/7/2013 12:51:10 AM
My horses live in paddocks they need them!
11/6/2013 11:48:36 PM
Why would I do that????
11/6/2013 11:26:40 PM
I do right before shows, but let them grow over the winter.
11/6/2013 10:38:13 PM
They need them for sensory touch and fly protection.
11/6/2013 10:30:20 PM
Occasionally, so the curb chain doesn't pinch
11/6/2013 10:25:10 PM
I feel they need them to help protect them when they are in the pasture.
11/6/2013 10:20:22 PM
My horses live in a run in, they need their whiskers
11/6/2013 8:42:39 PM
But only for a show. Otherwise they are on year round.
11/6/2013 8:41:59 PM
they use them to find food and such.
11/6/2013 8:33:37 PM
why would anyone do that?
11/6/2013 8:20:02 PM
Whiskers serve no purpose for domesticated horses. I keep even my retired guys trimmed and groomed
11/6/2013 7:56:05 PM
Usually, no. But sometimes I will clip if he/she is not on pasture.
11/6/2013 7:52:29 PM
11/6/2013 7:37:44 PM
Horses have them for a reason. Only during shows are poeple expected to shave their horse's whiskers
11/6/2013 7:13:45 PM
But not to the skin.
11/6/2013 6:57:24 PM
whiskers are a critical functioning part of the horses proprioception ability
11/6/2013 6:39:30 PM
Only right before a show. Then he gets to grow it back until the next show. Never around eyes.
11/6/2013 6:33:56 PM
No, I do not clip the whiskers because they are the sensors for their nooses and mouths.
11/6/2013 6:10:12 PM
they use them to stay away from prickly bushyes
11/6/2013 6:00:34 PM
When I show only, the rest of the time they go au naturale....
11/6/2013 5:40:24 PM
They are useful to the horse.
11/6/2013 5:27:15 PM
For horse shows only! Requires a clean muzzle!
11/6/2013 5:17:47 PM
If Totilas can have long wiskers, so can my horse!
11/6/2013 5:13:18 PM
Nor his fetlocks.
11/6/2013 4:57:20 PM
Only for shows and only the muzzle
11/6/2013 4:56:28 PM
only before a show
11/6/2013 4:47:09 PM
Not even for shows
11/6/2013 4:16:00 PM
they need them !
11/6/2013 4:15:00 PM
natural is better.
11/6/2013 4:12:01 PM
out in the pasture most of the time and I think they need them so they can fill there way around
11/6/2013 3:55:51 PM
Absolutely NOT!!!!! They rely on their whiskers for so much that I feel it is just wrong to remove t
11/6/2013 3:53:19 PM
only for rated competition showmanship classes
11/6/2013 3:47:38 PM
they need whiskers to 'sense' their surroundings.
11/6/2013 3:44:53 PM
Only when I was showing, I think they need them protection especially my photic headshaker.
11/6/2013 3:41:24 PM
It looks nicer if you do, but I don't
11/6/2013 3:31:48 PM
Only for shows!
11/6/2013 3:31:04 PM
But only because it reduces his head shaking.
11/6/2013 3:30:53 PM
They weren't meant to be trimmed anymore then a cats whiskers.
11/6/2013 3:27:08 PM
In the summer but not in the winter
11/6/2013 3:23:49 PM
They need them!
11/6/2013 3:22:58 PM
No need to clip them.
11/6/2013 3:17:38 PM
only during show season
11/6/2013 3:17:21 PM
clip whiskers one time a year.
11/6/2013 3:09:06 PM
Whiskers are a very inportant sensory organ for horses. It is very wrong to remove them.
11/6/2013 3:05:00 PM
My new guy is very sensitive around his nose and objects to the very concept of whisker trimming!
11/6/2013 3:01:40 PM
They are there for a reason, just like hair on the fetlocks, so I leave them alone.
11/6/2013 3:00:54 PM
unless the horse is currently showing it needs all it's whiskers!!
11/6/2013 3:00:42 PM
No.They're there for a reason.Seen too many horses injured w/gouges, scrapes, after being clipped.
11/6/2013 1:52:08 PM
I don't clip in the winter.
11/6/2013 12:47:21 PM
Horses got whiskers as sensors, they need them
11/6/2013 12:18:13 PM
Never ever. No No.
11/6/2013 12:12:37 PM
if we are going to a show, otherwise not
11/6/2013 12:09:52 PM
They look better clipped
11/6/2013 11:57:21 AM
rarely, and only for larger shows
11/6/2013 11:31:57 AM
Asolutely not. Not the ear hair either. They need these feelers to navigate their world.
11/6/2013 11:19:45 AM
For 2 shows/yr I trim close. But rare. Never shave.
11/6/2013 10:06:47 AM
Only during the show season
11/6/2013 9:55:04 AM
never. they need them.
11/6/2013 9:47:09 AM
11/6/2013 9:37:38 AM
They need those whiskers just like a cat needs his whiskers.
11/6/2013 9:34:46 AM
they are an important part of their senses!
11/6/2013 9:20:57 AM
I did when I showed, not when their not showing
11/6/2013 8:55:10 AM
muzzles always... ears and eyes only for show
11/6/2013 8:49:34 AM
Only when showing.
11/6/2013 8:43:32 AM
11/6/2013 8:30:37 AM
They are sensory organs. Not fair or kind to remove them for fashion.
11/6/2013 8:25:12 AM
I clip them down to at least 1/2 inch long.
11/6/2013 8:12:31 AM
Things that are purely cosmetic and serve no valid purpose beneficial to the horse should be banned.
11/6/2013 8:05:21 AM
No, even though I compete in dressage; they're there for a reason, and she's on 24/7 pasture.
11/6/2013 8:02:01 AM
Sorry, show folks, but whiskers are there for a reason.
11/6/2013 7:37:00 AM
used to but no more, I figure they're there for a reason
11/6/2013 7:34:18 AM
in the summer for showing classes or if we take a horse to the sales. Otherwise we leave them alone.
11/6/2013 7:33:43 AM
They are protection.
11/6/2013 6:54:35 AM
No, they are another sense for the horse
11/6/2013 6:45:47 AM
Horses need their whiskers, To remove them for cosmetic reasons is a form of cruelty.
11/6/2013 4:14:03 AM
Whiskers are feelers, part of the horse's sensory system
11/6/2013 3:52:03 AM
Do not cut off whiskers since I stopped showing - no need to.
11/6/2013 1:35:28 AM
I never clip whiskers as they are there as 'feelers' to protect them as they graze etc.
11/6/2013 1:17:13 AM
I don't show my horses and whiskers help with their natural ability to sense objects.
11/6/2013 12:29:56 AM
Only our show horses, not our trail horses.
11/6/2013 12:29:48 AM
11/6/2013 12:20:39 AM
Unless I am showing.
11/6/2013 12:18:45 AM
Only right before a show
11/6/2013 12:03:53 AM
studies show rats without whiskers have lower intelligence
11/5/2013 11:25:22 PM
used to, but quit in favor of function over vanity
11/5/2013 11:09:18 PM
He's more accepting of the clippers on his muzzle, so we always start there and shorten them a bit.
11/5/2013 11:08:37 PM
Horses whiskers are helping the animal to navigate through his eating and grazing more efficently.
11/5/2013 10:52:20 PM
They have them for a reason
11/5/2013 10:43:18 PM
He needs them to find his way in the darl
11/5/2013 10:37:50 PM
Used to, but let them go au naturale nowadays
11/5/2013 10:37:31 PM
Only on horses who "know" where their muzzle is!
11/5/2013 10:20:01 PM
Horses NEED their whiskers. Both Eye and Muzzle.
11/5/2013 9:59:58 PM
Trim with scissors only. Gotta have those 'feelers'. God's intention so don't mess too much with it.
11/5/2013 9:58:46 PM
No. They serve a purpose! And what a waste of time.
11/5/2013 9:58:31 PM
But only during the summer show season.
11/5/2013 9:29:51 PM
We show in halter and showmanship its a must
11/5/2013 9:29:48 PM
NEVER - my horse lives in pasture and has whiskers for a reason!
11/5/2013 9:23:03 PM
They're probably there for a reason, like detecting foreign objects while grazing.
11/5/2013 9:17:56 PM
body clip ones I ride w winter coat, never clip whiskers, I love whiskers
11/5/2013 9:15:49 PM
Only for shows.
11/5/2013 8:32:03 PM
mother nature put them there for a reason and who am I to argue w/mother nature? :)
11/5/2013 7:51:02 PM
They need them, the wiskers are there for a purpose.
11/5/2013 7:32:08 PM
sometimes when i am going somewhere special show etc
11/5/2013 7:30:49 PM
Only the muzzle, never the eyes.
11/5/2013 7:20:07 PM
They are there for a reason
11/5/2013 7:17:11 PM
Absolutely not. The whiskers are there for a reason.
11/5/2013 7:00:16 PM
I don't shave them; however, during show season, I will clip them down to about 2 inches.
11/5/2013 6:53:30 PM
Except the REAL long ones.
11/5/2013 6:49:02 PM
Horses need whiskers to judge how close their nose is to the ground, to test electric fences & more.
11/5/2013 6:47:12 PM
Around muzzle and nostrils, but NOT around eyes.
11/5/2013 6:43:18 PM
11/5/2013 6:42:33 PM
doesn't he use them?
11/5/2013 6:37:45 PM
I wouldn't clip the cat's whiskers either!
11/5/2013 6:29:38 PM
on pasture 24/7...they NEED them!
11/5/2013 6:22:18 PM
I think it's an unnessary requirement in shows and events.
11/5/2013 6:16:11 PM
Yes, but only when they are shown
11/5/2013 6:14:52 PM
Horses need these for use in detecting their environment! I can't stand it when owners shave them!
11/5/2013 6:11:18 PM
Human vanity is not a good reason to remove what is, essentially, a sensory organ.
11/5/2013 6:09:39 PM
never , don't clip anywhere very often
11/5/2013 6:08:34 PM
I leave about an inch for sorting and such...
11/5/2013 6:00:13 PM
My husband calls my Clydesdale mare the bearded lady.
11/5/2013 5:53:05 PM
He can't stand to look grubby!
11/5/2013 5:50:05 PM
Only clipped when showed in Halter, Pleasure
11/5/2013 5:46:02 PM
Each whisker is connected to a nerve and transmit signals to the horse.
11/5/2013 5:39:37 PM
No reason to clip her whiskers?
11/5/2013 5:35:24 PM
11/5/2013 5:30:50 PM
They need their whiskers.
11/5/2013 5:12:42 PM
For a show I do but haven't shown in a while....
11/5/2013 5:06:22 PM
NO! I don't believe in it, but unfortunately my husband does on horses he shows.
11/5/2013 5:03:29 PM
Not even for a show!
11/5/2013 5:01:44 PM
Only for showing. The pasture puffs stay whiskery!
11/5/2013 4:56:05 PM
i keep all my horses clipped and neat even if we are older now and past our showing life
11/5/2013 4:48:32 PM
Yes, but I leave a 1/4 to 1/2 inch so he can still feel things in buckets
11/5/2013 4:34:03 PM
I haven't clipped them in over 15 years, and I love his long nose and eye whiskers!!
11/5/2013 4:31:51 PM
For showing only... when a horse is no longer showing or is in an off season, whiskers stay.
11/5/2013 4:17:21 PM
i leave wiskers as there are sencery,wouldnt like my fingertips shaved, bit of an extreme example ;0
11/5/2013 3:16:49 PM
They look better groomed when clipped/shaved.
11/5/2013 2:57:07 PM
but not eye hairs!
11/5/2013 2:07:45 PM
Only clip the bridle path with a manual hand clipper. Don't even have an electric one.
11/5/2013 2:05:22 PM
If you have ahorse out in fieldss most of the day they need them
11/5/2013 1:46:24 PM
For shwo only or if they get to long on our older horses
11/5/2013 12:37:38 PM
Absolutely not - they are there for a reason & don't want to rob my horse of that sensory function.
11/5/2013 12:29:12 PM
I did in past when I was showing but not now.
11/5/2013 12:05:57 PM
They have them for a reason.
11/5/2013 12:00:45 PM
nature gave horses whiskers as a tool, it's cruel to remove them, like taking our fingers away
11/5/2013 11:01:50 AM
No longer show and too lazy to drag out the clippers!
11/5/2013 10:37:16 AM
Not unless they get crazy-long, then just a little trim. They need them.
11/5/2013 10:21:57 AM
I think whiskers serve a useful purpose (just like for cats) and would never clip them.
11/5/2013 9:08:23 AM
Whiskers are a sense mechanism.Stops horse from bumping into things-duh.
11/5/2013 8:11:48 AM
they are like the horses eyes it is cruel
11/5/2013 6:45:30 AM
They are a necessary sensory system, cutting them off for human ideas of "beauty" is poor husbandry
11/5/2013 3:09:35 AM
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