Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions related to clipping, if you have any other questions please fill in the contact form and Kat will get back to you ASAP.
Does my horse have to be dry before clipping?
Yes, he will need to be 100% dry. It is also important that he is clean, although the clippers will clip through dirty hair this will cause damage to the clipper blades and more importantly will be uncomfortable for the horse.
Do you charge extra if my horse is naughty?
No but Kat may ask for nervous or naughty horses to be sedated prior to clipping to avoid the risk of injury to the horse and herself, this will also make the experience much faster and more pleasant for everyone!
How do I prepare my horse to be clipped?
As mentioned above he must be clean and dry, a tail bandage is recommended, you may also wish to put his mane in plaits or bunches to keep it out of the way although this is optional.
Do you need mains electric?
The clippers Kat use require mains electric or at least a 850W generator.
Does my horse have to be clipped in a stable?
If possible. It is safer and easier to clip indoors although it is possible to clip outdoors if the weather is fine and the horse is well behaved.
My horse has never been clipped before, is there anything I should know?
Kat recommends that all horses are sedated when been clipped for the first time, it makes for a much nicer experience, the last thing we want is for him to have a bad experience the first time he sees clippers. More nervy horses may require sedation from the Vet but in most cases Sediline will be suitable, this can be obtained from your vet and administered by the horses owner much like a wormer.