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  1. #1
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    Default Frightening Clip Job

    HELP! One of my students body clipped her pony with what I can only assume were super dull blades, and we have a horse show next weekend.

    Should I attempt to go over it or just leave him be? The marks are less "lines" and more "gouges". The pony was dirty, so you can see that she had to stop every 2 inches to clear the hair...



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    Re-clip! In the future, no clip is better than a bad clip
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    The difference between a bad clip job and a good one is about 2 weeks. You don't have 2 weeks. Bathe, show-sheen, and re-clip the pony.
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    LOL! Oh... students.

    And seriously! We should have pictures of this hot mess.



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    Please pictures? I need something to make me feel less alone the next time I hack off the old guy's long hair.
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    First off,
    -wait a day or 2.
    -bathe horse
    -Clip with a blade that is shorter. (This will help because you are making the all-around length shorter.
    -Last but not least. Maybe offer to teach her how to do it next time. She just wants to learn all around horsemanship!



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    I agree that we need pictures please.
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    She clipped him last week, and since then we have clipped 4-5 other horses that will be going to the show as well. She very much understands the importance of sharp blades and clean ponies now.

    Since so much time has elapsed (it will be a full 20 something days from teh date of clip to the horse show) should I just let it be? Its buzzed pretty short, and I don't want to scalp the guy! I will post pictures when I get some, so that you all can see what I mean. I'm hoping when he comes out for his lesson this weekend he looks better than he did yesterday, because oh my golly, I was quite surprised when I took off his blanket!



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    Pictures pictures pictures!!!
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    Yes please, pictures.



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    If he looked like caca yesterday, he'll still look bad at the show.

    Clean him well and reclip. Do it sooner rather than later. A little bit of hair growth does cover minor sins.
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    Ahh the reason I clip a month before the first show...still getting the hang of it! 1 is show ready, the other is overall show ready, and the third...well only look at on side please
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    Brought back some memories of me about 10 yrs old. Small pony, still pretty fuzzy in the spring and I was told to clip his bridle path, whiskers and ears. I did everything perfect except I clipped the outside of his ears too...He pretty much looked like a Donkey on horseshow day.


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