Clipping is part of the autumn and winter routine and an important way to keep horses happy and comfortable in their work during the colder months. A good set of clippers is a sound investment as there may be occasions when you may also need to clip other than in the winter; clipping thick feathers on a horse is so much easier and quicker than hand trimming and in the event of injury, the hair will need to be clipped away from any wound to facilitate examination and treatment.
Clippers should be serviced at the end of the winter season and then stored somewhere dry and safe ready for next season. Blades can be sharpened and then kept in oiled paper or fabric to prevent rust and corrosion during the time that they are not in use. Blade wash is very helpful during the season when the clippers are in use and can clean and disinfect clippers blades between clips especially if you are clipping multiple horses, to help prevent the possible spread of infection. Blade wash is also great for items in your grooming kit. Clipper oil is essential to help keep the blades lubricated and there is also an ice spray to speed up cooling times when you are really busy.
A small set of trimming or hand clippers can be very useful for little tidying up jobs prior to a show or clipping the hair away from a wound. These are more manageable than large clippers and quieter too. Some horses are tricky to clip either because they have had a bad experience or just dislike the sound and vibration of the clippers. Also, clip in an empty box from which all other items have been removed and have assistance if the horse is tricky.
Greg Grant Saddlery stocks a huge range of Clipper Units, Clipper Blades & Accessories, Lubricants for Clippers, Combs and Guide Combs. Choose from Clippers for Horses, Dogs & Pets, as well as larger units for Cattle and Sheep. We are stockists of the well known Wahl Brand as well as Showmaster and Lister Clippers.
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