I am in wisconsin and the weather is going to be cold here until may. Even though I have been heavily blanketing my horse, he still grew a ton of hair. He gets really sweaty when riding him for 40 minutes. Is it too late in the year to clip him?
I just clipped for the forth time last week. It's been so warm here I kept leaving some hair on to wait for winter. I gave up. I don't have any issues. I think you're good. You're better off having possible hair growth irregularities than a horse you can't get dry.
Just be aware that you might need to do a full clip again in the spring if you will be showing at all, depending on your horse. I did a trace clip on my mare a couple years ago at the beginning of February. In mid-April, I had to do a full clip again, as her trace clip had not grown out and we had a show in early May.
It *may* be better worth your time to just do a full body clip now.
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