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body clipping saturday - show sheen or no show sheen?

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  • body clipping saturday - show sheen or no show sheen?

    so after a bath do you recommend applying show sheen or does it really make no difference?

    i bought a bottle of it in the spring when i was clipping and forgot to use it (that was the first time every i was planning to use it before clipping).
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    I think it makes the job easier, but you can always apply it just before clipping--so if you're not sure, maybe just show sheen one butt-cheek, do that part, then do the other "without" and see which you prefer.
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    • #3
      I wouldn't go out and buy a bottle for the job, but if I had some handy, it's not going to hurt and it might make it a little easier on your clippers.
      Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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      • #4
        It makes a difference to me, by a lot, but I find it works best when applied when they are wet after they get a really good bath, and tons of it. I do make sure I have a bottle of it (or vetorlin shine) every time I clip.
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        • #5
          Go for the show sheen. And wash the rump about ummmmm 10 times? The top of the booty dirt KILLS clipper blades...

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            #6
            i still have a full bottle of it

            from the spring when i forgot to use it.

            i'll try it on saturday. plan is to wash her early am, let her dry, and then clip in early afternoon - it's going to be LONG day
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            • #7
              If you have it...use it. makes clipping so much easier.
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                #8
                Originally posted by n2dressage View Post
                The top of the booty dirt KILLS clipper blades...
                that is so true!!! and she already has a longish coat so i'm sure it'll take a ton of effort for water and shampoo to penetrate and get all that dirt out.
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                • #9
                  If you can't bathe, I have found that using a ton of Show Sheen makes the job go much easier (I also use it when I can bathe).

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                  • #10
                    I'll do you one better. this is the absolute best method to have a clean, fast clip job that won't kill your clippers.

                    Bath thoroughly. Really scrub and rinse out that dirt. Mix a full bucket of very warm water and a big glug of mineral oil . Just plain old mineral oil from the drug store. Sponge the whole bucket all over the horse, body neck legs everywhere you plan to clip. Really rub it in, especially on the legs. Sweat scrape. Let horse dry.

                    Then clip. The hair will cut like hot butter and your horses coat will look fantastic. Their skin will not be razor burned or scurfy.

                    I promise you, this method blows away Show Sheen any day. Best method ever and cheap.
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                    • #11
                      You can also use baby oil in place of the mineral oil.
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                      • #12
                        Baby oil is just mineral oil with fragrance added.

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                        • #13
                          I've always used Show Sheen or the like, but think I'll give the mineral oil a try! At any rate the show sheen makes life so much easier when clipping!

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                          • #14
                            On the bath portion, I've found those little exfoliating bath gloves are a lifesaver. You can really get in there with your fingers and scrub. I pick up a pair every time I have to clip.
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                              #15
                              went with the baby oil

                              so on winfieldfarm's and islandgirl's recommendation i went with baby oil and the results were amazing. i'm no clipping expert. i do it once or twice a year. this time it came out so much better. no 'tram' lines. and her coat looks glossy and gorgeous.

                              thanks!
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                              • #16
                                so glad it worked for you Marta, I swear by this method but I can't take the credit. Thank the late great Tom McNair for this one.
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                                • #17
                                  cool tip winfield! I will try it next time I clip!

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                                  • #18
                                    So I wonder ....

                                    Originally posted by winfieldfarm View Post
                                    I'll do you one better. this is the absolute best method to have a clean, fast clip job that won't kill your clippers.

                                    Bath thoroughly. Really scrub and rinse out that dirt. Mix a full bucket of very warm water and a big glug of mineral oil . Just plain old mineral oil from the drug store. Sponge the whole bucket all over the horse, body neck legs everywhere you plan to clip. Really rub it in, especially on the legs. Sweat scrape. Let horse dry.

                                    Then clip. The hair will cut like hot butter and your horses coat will look fantastic. Their skin will not be razor burned or scurfy.

                                    I promise you, this method blows away Show Sheen any day. Best method ever and cheap.
                                    Do you think this would work when grooming dogs too? I have standard poodles (and maltese and shihtzu, but I don't clip them as much) and I'm wondering if the curly hair would interfere with this plan?

                                    I'm also trying to find the absolute best (money is no object haha) clippers for dual purpose of body clipping and dog clipping. Would prefer the best cordless (or portable) since electricity isn't always easy for us with the horses.

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