It’s body clipping time – here are some tips!

Coming in from my ride last night with a damp horse and dropping temperatures, I was thinking that this week is when they get clipped. How convenient for this video to show up in my Facebook feed, just in time for some tips! Will need to try clipping Freedom and Zelda simultaneously . . .

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Lost and found

This week in the Boston area we saw the temperatures range from a balmy 60 degrees to a bone chilling 20. Hunting in these weather shifts is challenging for both horse and human as one day you’re too hot and the next you’re too cold. Helping the horses stay comfortable is key. During the warm […]

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Hair today, gone tomorrow

The snow is almost gone and it’s starting to feel like spring. When I was out riding yesterday I saw a pair of swans fly down and land in the pond and the air is full of the music of bird song. With the warmer weather comes the dilemma of spring weather: hair. The horses […]

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The military clip

Here’s a new variation on body clipping art. Wish I’d had this in time for Veteran’s Day!  

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A newly clipped horse is like a Steiff stuffed toy

When I was a kid I loved the Steiff stuffed animals. They were soft in a way that made you want to touch them. Freedom’s newly clipped coat has that same soft, velvety feeling. I body clipped him last week (after doing the trace clip) and I’ve given him a few massages since. He’s eminently […]

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