Confessions of a Clip-A-Holic: He’s a Ten

Confessions of a Clip-A-Holic: He’s a Ten

This seems to be the winter that Ax is truly embracing his Buffalo-ness. We are only two months into the season and I have had to clip him three times so far—we still have three months to go! Because of Ax’s persistent hairiness (and because a friend told me that these blades actually exist in wide and I had no idea) I chose to clip with the T-10 blades in hopes of getting a longer lasting clip. At 1.5mm I knew that it would be shorter than my usual 2.4mm T-84s, but HOLY MOLY HE IS NAKED. Wonderfully, beautifully, smoothly naked. Continue reading “Confessions of a Clip-A-Holic: He’s a Ten”

Confessions of a Clip-A-Holic: Clipping a Design

Confessions of a Clip-A-Holic: Clipping a Design

From simple shapes to extravagant patterns, one of the most fun parts about clipping your horse for the winter is getting to clip some fun designs. While I’ve never gone extreme and turned my horse into a unicorn with wings (because buffalos don’t have wings), I have clipped a few hearts on some pony bums and its easier to clip your own basic “popped-out” design than you think! Continue reading “Confessions of a Clip-A-Holic: Clipping a Design”

Confessions of a Clip-a-holic: The Clipping

Confessions of a Clip-a-holic: The Clipping

I am a clip-a-holic. I started body clipping a few years ago when my mother invested in a beautiful pair of clippers and my pony was a wooly mammoth. Thankfully I had a veteran clipper by my side that night because I dove right in with those suckers and an hour later my pony looked like she ran through a bad hair salon. So much for the simple trace clip I had in my head. Now, years later, I have learned my lessons the hard way. As a self-taught body clipper, here are my tips for clipping like a pro. Or as close to a pro as I imagine one could be. Continue reading “Confessions of a Clip-a-holic: The Clipping”

Confessions of a Clip-a-holic: The Preparations

Confessions of a Clip-a-holic: The Preparations

Ask anyone at the barn how many times I clip my horse and they will say “too many”. Ask my mom how many times I clip my horse and she will say “enough times to warrant buying my own clippers and to stop stealing hers”. Ask my horse how many times he gets clipped and he will stomp his feet, then show you his buzzed body.

I am a clip-a-holic. I started body clipping a few years ago when my mother invested in a beautiful pair of clippers and my pony was a wooly mammoth. Thankfully I had a veteran clipper by my side that night because I dove right in with those suckers and an hour later my pony looked like she ran through a bad hair salon. So much for the simple trace clip I had in my head. Now, years later, I have learned my lessons the hard way. As a self-taught body clipper, here are my preparations for clipping like a pro. Or as close to a pro as I imagine one could be. Continue reading “Confessions of a Clip-a-holic: The Preparations”

Naked Ponies Everywhere

Every horse person who has ever body clipped their horse knows that feeling of little hairs pricking and poking them with every movement. Well that was me last week.

After my crazy hectic weekend of horse shows, I decided that Ax was far too hairy for my liking and he needed to be clipped. Now. So I covered up as much of my body as I could with layers upon layers of clothes, forced my friend to help me, and powered up my clippers. Maybe it was my lack of sleep that prevented me from thinking clearly, but what on earth would possess someone to clip a horse in the dark on less than three hours of sleep? Apparently that didn’t phase me because off came the hair. Continue reading “Naked Ponies Everywhere”