I’m a big fan of trace clipping my horses. Freedom gets very excited when we are out hunting. He can work up quite a lather and I’m afraid that he’ll get chilled as he cools down. The trace clip is just about ideal: it takes off enough “fur” to keep him cool but leaves enough of his coat to keep him from getting too cold.
Freedom is very good about clipping. He stands like a statue even when I clip him outside. Just as well as I’m not all that good at it. I’m just glad you can’t see both sides at the same time!
I get a lot of questions from passersby after I clip. People always want to know why my horse is two colors. I tell them they are his racing stripes.