• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Friesian Peeps- body clipping a friesian!!!

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Friesian Peeps- body clipping a friesian!!!

    Nobody panic! Just breathe!

    I know I am about to commit some sort of friesian fairieland high treason but my friend's friesian is not a good sweater. Doesn't handle Texas heat well, and has anhydrosis. As an aside, this is a nice horse, nice manners, doesn't go to shows. I am a good clipper and I just have the the horse's well being as my top priority and am doing the clipping at the owner's request.

    In my experience (I have a nonsweater too), clipping helps them in the heat so much better. So, regardless of what the friesian 'rules' say, this hairy po is getting body clipped.

    I give my own horse the full monty, but what do I do about all of this big boy's sparkly fairy magikal hair? Obvs, I want to leave his feathers so he can keep some of his magikal hair ...but my question is what do I do about the legs? Do I leave them alone from the the elbows and thighs down or from the hocks and knees down?
    "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
    "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
    Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

  • #2
    I clip one here at my barn and stop right below the knees, so it looks like he has bell bottoms!

    Comment


    • #3
      We just had Miss Priss clipped yesterday! She also doesn't do so well in the Texas heat and isn't a great sweater. We stopped AT THE KNEES - I don't even WANT to know what terrible curses will fall on you if you trim the majikal hair.... I think she looks pretty snazzy with her new trim!

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #4
        Thanks Friesian Peeps! May the majikal friesian fairieland powers be with you!
        "I'm holding out for the $100,000 Crossrail Classic in 2012." --mem
        "With all due respect.. may I suggest you take up Croquet?" --belambi
        Proud Member of the Opinionated Redhead Club!

        Comment


        • #5
          Shave it all off!

          Trust me, there is nothing magical about Friesian hair. It's a royal pain in the a$$!

          When I give my mare a full body clip, I take everything off the head, neck, body AND legs, leaving only a little feather off the back of the fetlock to hide those ugly thickly skinned ankles and pasterns the breed has.

          I clip all the way around her coronary band and pastern, the front of the ankle, blending the sides into the feathers I leave in the back for asthetic reasons. Trust me, if she had nice looking ankles I'd shave it all off! (I hate feathers)

          I then clip front and sides of the cannon bone, blending the back of the tendons into the ankle about half way between the back of the knee and the fetlock.

          I do this for the hinds too, just replace "knee" with "hock" and it's the same procedure.

          I've even been known to pull her mane and trim the dock of her tail.

          I have not yet been struck down by lightning.

          Have at it, make the horse comfortable. To hell with all that hair!

          ETA: http://daatje2009.webs.com/All%20New...0Meet%2013.jpg Here's a good look at how I trim her legs.
          http://www.foxhuntingfriesian.blogspot.com
          http://www.isherwoodstudios.blogspot.com

          Comment


          • #6

            Comment


            • #7
              I like to go until just below the knee so that there is nice definition--no stove pipe leg!!

              Daatje--nice dapples!!
              I LOVE my Chickens!

              Comment


              • #8
                Some Freisians look better with fully shaves legs anyhow as MANY have crap for feathers. Crossbreds almost always have to be shaved to avoid the "five oclock shadow" look like a man's beard. The feathers seem to not pass on unless they come from a the other parent if it is a hairy legged breed, lols.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Megaladon View Post
                  Daatje--nice dapples!!
                  Hey, thanks! She's got crazy dapples. Even now, coming out of winter, although her shedding coat is more of a chocolate-y color. It's all that good food she's so serious about eating.
                  http://www.foxhuntingfriesian.blogspot.com
                  http://www.isherwoodstudios.blogspot.com

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Daatje View Post

                    ETA: http://daatje2009.webs.com/All%20New...0Meet%2013.jpg Here's a good look at how I trim her legs.
                    Wow, wow, WOW! What a fantastic horse! Your turnout is lovely too.

                    Happy hunting!

                    And, I would clip whatever horse needed clipping, feathers be damned!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TimelyImpulse View Post
                      Wow, wow, WOW! What a fantastic horse! Your turnout is lovely too.

                      Happy hunting!
                      Thanks! She's my baby doll. Happy hunting we will go! I can't wait until August, when our season starts up again.
                      http://www.foxhuntingfriesian.blogspot.com
                      http://www.isherwoodstudios.blogspot.com

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        When my friend's first arrived she clipped him completely ASAP!
                        She keeps his feathers off always. I think he looks incredible. His feathers are so fast growing that she clips them often.
                        He looks less "drafty" when cleaned up. Still has the nice mane and tail though.
                        "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X