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  1. #1
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    Default What is this clip called?

    Last year I clipped my gelding to avoid rain rot. It worked
    Amazingly well. But I'm wondering if the clip has a name. I've done a quick search online but haven't found anything. Basically I clipped the entire area that a blanket would cover. Legs, neck, head are still wooly.

    The most important part is that the top of his back and butt ate
    Clipped. Is there an easier clip? Does this have a name!?
    Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
    White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

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    Backwards?

    I totally get the motive--to remove hair over skin that's vulnerable to rain rot--but it's sort of the opposite of what is "normally" done to leave the parts most exposed to weather and clip over the areas most prone to sweating.

    If it doesn't have an official name, much like a new bacterium or species of insect, you can name it after yourself!
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    http://www.peasridge.co.uk/clipper-a...se-clips.shtml

    Following Deltawave's lead, I think it may be called the Alicat!



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    Haha yes it is quite backwards but it works so well for him! The person clipping for me asked what clip I want done...I guess I'll have to explain the AliCat to her!
    Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
    White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

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    Out here we call it a blanket clip-what the website calls a blanket we call a modified trace.

    I found it hilarious that the website thinks horses fully body clipped need stable bandages on their legs to stay warm lol.
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    Sam: A job? Does it pay?
    Michael: Nah, it's more of a "we'll kill you if you don't do it" type of thing.
    Sam: Oh. I've never liked those.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Grataan View Post
    I found it hilarious that the website thinks horses fully body clipped need stable bandages on their legs to stay warm lol.
    Oh my gosh, I didn't catch that! Too funny!



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    A blanket clip is the opposite of what Alicat is describing--taking all the hair off EXCEPT what would be covered by a blanket.
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