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  1. #1
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    Jun. 11, 2007

    Default Clipping Season - Quick Question

    Tomorrow I'm clipping Gus. I was going to do my "usual" routine, meaning bathe today, sheet/blanket overnight tonight and then clip tomorrow. However, I decided to take the plunge, and I'm going to clip wet tomorrow. I'm nervous as heck but there have been plenty of positive stories about wet clipping - so I figured I'd give it a shot.

    My question: What do you use to mark the clip? Meaning, I plan on doing a modified Irish clip this year versus our typical body clip. I had problems is previous years with my cutting lines not staying visible. I used a Sharpie before, but with clipping wet, I'm not sure if it'll be visible.

    Suggestions please!
    Proud owner of Gus & Gringo.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul. 10, 2009


    Chalk? or masking tape? Not sure how either of those would work with wet clipping though

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul. 1, 2011


    Chalk would probably work quite well when wet I think

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul. 6, 2010


    I use a white crayola (that I shamelessly steal from my kids' crayon boxes)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun. 10, 2001

    Default appychick

    just an FYI, both I and my BO tried doing the wet clip on our horses with Cushings. her horse had a rather typical Cushings coat. my mare did not but her coat was definitely thicker than your average TB coat (and in fact, it always has been since i've known her which has been the last 15 years). the wet clip didn't work for either one of us. not only did the clippers not seem to do the job but they must've been pulling b/c my mare was getting very upset and she usually naps during regular clips.
    TQ(Trail Queen) \"Learn How to Ride or Move Over!!\" Clique

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct. 12, 2011


    I would try using chalk.
    I've clipped wet a few times before. If the horse has a average winter coat thickness or a thinner then average coat it works great. But it did not work at all on my furry beast of a mare. But she was also crazy furry especially for a TB.
    Good luck!

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