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The most natural isn't always the best -- but it usually is.
10/10/2011 10:48:36 PM
I don't show anymore, so I reduce riding in the winter.
10/10/2011 9:17:15 PM
My show horses are in a heated barn & blanketed all winter
10/10/2011 7:50:00 PM
they live out 24/7 in UK, rugged as reqired so need as much natural protection as possible
10/10/2011 6:51:39 PM
no need to body clip or keep under lights! Those are stupid and only done by stupid people!
10/10/2011 4:21:41 PM
We show in the winter - Florida
10/9/2011 10:30:33 PM
if I'm planning on showing them
10/9/2011 2:19:45 PM
I believe in leaving all the hair intact that God gave my horses. Our winters are very harsh .
10/8/2011 10:47:40 PM
Otherwise he is totally sweaty even after just walking!
10/8/2011 5:53:19 PM
God gave my minis fuzzy coats for a reason! !
10/8/2011 10:47:16 AM
only during the summer I do
10/8/2011 4:19:13 AM
Cushings Disease, so all of the above
10/6/2011 10:40:41 PM
Never. I want them to enjoy being a horse & loved, cared for. No shoes EVER
10/6/2011 10:40:36 PM
I don't show my horses, and I don't want to blanket more than in extreme circumstances
10/6/2011 9:28:01 PM
She's not in work so is pretty unlikely to sweat up.
10/6/2011 9:20:22 PM
BREAST AND GULLET CLIP ON WOOLY PONIES ONLY.
10/6/2011 6:39:10 PM
In California they sweat too much if you don't clip.
10/6/2011 4:06:35 PM
I don't do any cruel things to my horse, and that includes clipping.
10/6/2011 3:52:28 PM
Do not blanket either-they have access to stall when it rains here in the NW
10/6/2011 3:19:27 PM
just keep my horse under lights and blankets
10/6/2011 3:18:40 PM
Clip bridle path, whiskers
10/6/2011 3:12:18 PM
Depends on the horse. We live and show in Florida. If a horse has a thick coat it has to be cliped.
10/6/2011 2:43:52 PM
They are pastured with shelter year round so I don't clip, but do use coolers after winter workouts.
10/6/2011 8:56:06 AM
After years of blanketing show horses it is nice to have woolly mammoths in my yard now!
10/6/2011 1:33:49 AM
depends on what work I want the horse to do and if rugged or stabled. Stabled full fast work = full
10/5/2011 11:57:52 PM
It's not natural and it can predispose them to getting sick. They grow a coat for a reason!
10/5/2011 11:21:30 PM
Florida is hot and horses tend to sweat with full enter coats
10/5/2011 7:39:52 PM
That's were you start getting into trouble... blanketing for winter...
10/5/2011 5:16:08 PM
Horses need their winter coat, otherwise they would not grow it.
10/5/2011 2:46:51 PM
He is rugged most of the year from VERY lighweight to VERY heavy waterproof turnout.
10/5/2011 2:40:12 PM
We do blanket to keep them workable m workable duringter and rideable by early spring
10/5/2011 1:43:14 PM
Don't clip, as they are not worked hard, if showing do a body clip
10/5/2011 12:21:09 PM
blankets & coolers after foxhunting in MI, & free choice turnout/stall
10/5/2011 9:14:46 AM
Only the show horses if I have to, otherwise they are not clipped.
10/5/2011 1:39:32 AM
We are trying lights for my horse this winter
10/5/2011 1:09:27 AM
i really like Irish clips.
10/5/2011 12:28:03 AM
I do not clip ever, So Fl
10/4/2011 10:53:19 PM
If a horse is showing I clip, otherwise no
10/4/2011 8:48:39 PM
do not work her enough to clip.
10/4/2011 7:30:32 PM
We show Minis and our shows run all year down her
10/4/2011 6:55:19 PM
My horse has a long coat & it takes too long to dry so I trace clip and then blanket
10/4/2011 6:46:09 PM
They are pasture ponies and are not clipped
10/4/2011 5:50:54 PM
They need all the coat they can grow where we live!!
10/4/2011 5:48:34 PM
they are wooley in Santa Ynez CA (central coast)
10/4/2011 4:52:00 PM
I don't clip whiskers, ear fur nor fetlock hair. It's all there for a reason.
10/4/2011 4:33:31 PM
Don't ride that hard in the winter, rather he be warm than need a blanket
10/4/2011 4:26:00 PM
My horses are Arabians - coat too thin and fine to clip
10/4/2011 2:13:46 PM
My horses's coat is so beautful, and I take such good grooming care that I don't have to body clip.
10/4/2011 1:59:51 PM
Our guys are pasture-pets. Not showers, so they are a-natural.
10/4/2011 11:43:40 AM
My horse gets a thick coat in winter, so clipping makes cooling out easier.
10/4/2011 10:55:25 AM
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