Body Clip #3: The Final Clip

I thought I could get away with not clipping again, but the sweating after lessons lately has gotten out of hand, and his hair just above his forelegs was getting gunky from sweat.  He stood quietly until the very end, when he started to play with his tongue out of boredom, and he didn't even bat an eyelash at the ticklish parts.  And now for an excessive number of cute pony pictures, because it was warm enough for me to take my gloves off and use my cell phone for once:















"What is this?"








My trainer will be so proud, I remembered The Point this time.  It actually looks really cool with the natural downward chestnut point in his tail hair.

Things that are exceptionally hard to clip well: flaxen mane, chestnut body.  Little guy may have lost a few mane hairs in there..


20 comments:

  1. He is soooooo adorable, great clip job!

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    1. Thanks! I noticed in the daylight today I missed a few spots, but it looks good from far away! Ha.

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  2. Great job! Hue will be getting another clip here soon. But since he lost so much weight and were still getting into the swing I'm waiting until he tells me the hair is an issue - yesterday after our lesson was an example... Hopefully we can wait a few more weeks! :)

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    1. Hope so too! I pretty much did the same thing. I was not going to clip again unless it became a problem, and I hoped it didn't, but it did. Oh well. Honestly he is so forward under saddle after I clip him that I don't mind doing it again at all!

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  3. I heart Connor! He is so cute and such a good pony :)

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    1. Haha, thanks! He is a good boy. We have to get him and Shy together sometime, can you imagine the cuteness?

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  4. Haha, love that you got that much hair AGAIN. Connor the carpet. ;-)

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    1. I know! If it wasn't such a PITA, it would be fun to see how much hair I got if I waited til his hair was 100% grown in for the winter. It would basically be a pile twice that size, and there isn't that much real estate to clip on a 14hh pony, either!

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  5. The chestnut in his tail is gorgeous. Nice job!

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    1. Thanks! It is pretty the way it is, I hope it doesn't ever become mostly chestnut though. The flaxen with chestnut highlights is awesome.

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  6. Haha LOVE the shot of him looking at his own pile of hair. All these clipping posts/comments make me so grateful my horse is naturally thin-haired. As much as I gripe about having to blanket her early/late I guess I should stop complaining.

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    1. Oh yes, you are lucky! There are a few in our barn that don't get clipped, and I was astounded when I learned that. It's either clip or don't ride all winter for me and Connor. Those horses - standardbred, Thoroughbred and QH - don't grow much of a coat though.

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  7. Whoa three clips! The newest one looks great :)

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    1. Haha, thanks. It could maybe have been two if I just manned up and took it all off in the beginning. We'll see next winter.

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  8. He looks like a handsome pony model.

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