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Clipping - dealing with a tricky horse

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Clipping - dealing with a tricky horse

As with many animals, horses grow a thicker coat in winter. The thickness of the winter coat varies depending on the breed of horse or pony and whether they are stabled or turned out in the field during the colder weather. This thicker coat can cause horses to overheat and sweat during exercise and owners often clip their horses to prevent this.

Clipping prevents a horse from getting too hot when exercised, overheating or becoming chilled while waiting to dry in cold weather

Why do I need to clip my horse?

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Why do problems with clipping occur?

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What about the use of restraint or sedation?

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When shouldn't I clip my horse?

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