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  1. #1
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    Default Fee for body clipping?

    For anyone who has body clipped other people's horses, what do you charge? I've recently been asked to do so, but having never done it before I don't know what to give as a fee...

    TIA!



  2. #2
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    In New England, the going rate for a full body clip is around $100.00.

    I don't know about other parts of the country.



  3. #3
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    I pay $150 for a body clip.



  4. #4
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    I charge $125 for a hunter clip (I don't touch the legs and only do the lower half of the head. Probably ask more for a full only because doing the legs is pretty annoying.



  5. #5
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    Going rate by me is $125 - 150 for show quality full body clips. I have a great groom who comes to my barn and does full body clip + mane pulling for $150. Quite a deal around here.



  6. #6
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    $140 outside of Los Angeles



  7. #7
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    $85 for a "functional" body clip (10 blades everywhere), $150 for a SHOW QUALITY body clip (10 blade for body, 15 blade for head, 40 blade for muzzle, ears, etc...

    Difference is time spent and the number of blades I have to keep sharpened.



  8. #8
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    I recently spent $75 and she did a GREAT job! Last year I spent $125 with a different person. I felt that $75 was quite a deal and will continue to use her. This isn't billed as a show clip, but she did a good enough job to qualify as one.



  9. #9
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    I was charging $100 last year, but rates have gone up for sharpening and such, so this year its $150. I think you will find that the rate varies greatly, depending on if you are getting a pro or just a friend....



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    I just paid my trainers groom $120.



  11. #11
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    $150 for full body clip and she does a fantastic job. I can do it myself but end up throwing away a full change of clothes, so I pay her to do it. I have one moose horse and she's nearly an all-day job.

    My horses haven't put on much hair this year. I'm debating whether to clip or not. Anybody else experiencing weird hair growth this year?



  12. #12
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    I'm hoping to do some body clipping this winter for extra cash. These are my planned prices:
    $110 for body clip (including head/legs)
    $100 for body (without the head and legs)
    $80 for a trace clip



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