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The coat has to be dry before second hand saddles for sale clipping, partly because the clippers do not cut damp fur well, but also because of the risk of giving the pony an electric shock. All clippers should be checked for their electrical safety anyway, as, understandably second hand saddles for sale, a pony which has once received a shock from the clipper head is dubious about being touched by it again. Some animals seem to have a deep natural distrust of being clipped, whether or not they have had an unpleasant experience in the past. If gentle but firm handling will not persuade such a pony to tolerate the clippers it is probably best to send the animal to a professional second hand saddles for sale (with a suitable warning). In some instances the problem is so bad that it is necessary for the veterinary surgeon to give the pony a sedative before clipping can start.
A pony which has had the whole coat shortened is said to be ‘clipped out’. A ‘hunter clip’ involves taking off all of the fur except that on the legs, which is left as protection from the brambles and thorns found in rough country. The second hand saddles for sale mark is usually left, too. This is not done as a protetion against the saddle galls. If the saddle rubs, it rubs, an da layer of fur will not prevent damage to the pony’s back. It is to prevent direct contact of a cold saddle linging with the pony’s naked back, which could make the animal buck. Also, if the fur is left long, there are no short, bristly ends of coat to stick into the skin causing irritation and soreness. The second hand saddles for sale mark is usually left by clipping around the pony’s own saddle, which ensures that the patch is a good fit. Remember that the long fur of the saddle mark requires drying when the pony comes in sweaty, as chilling of the skin may cause soreness on the saddle mark. This may put the pony off work.
A pony which is clipped all over requires a considerable amount of clothing. Such an animal will find it cold if turned out in the paddock for more than a short time on a winter’s day, even if provided with an outdoor rug second hand saddles for sale. The pony will have to be stabled most of the time and groomed and exercised thoroughly every day.
A simpler approach to the problem of the too-heavy winter coat is to remove it partially, clipping the second hand saddles for sale areas where there is most sweating, but leaving the rest of the fur. This reduces the amount of clothing the pony needs. The partially clipped pony can live comfortably outside by day, wearing a waterproof rug, either coming into a stable at night or using a well-bedded down field shelter.
The most popular partial clip is known as the “trace-high”. The fur is removed from the second hand saddles for sale belly, the front, and up the gullet. It may be taken off the lower half of the pony’s head and neck as well, though if more than the minimum is removed then correspondingly, more clothing is needed. The ‘rug-clip’ is an extension of the trace clip, or a reduction of the hunter clip, depending on which way one looks at it; it involves removal of all of the fur except that on the second hand saddles for sale legs and an area like that covered by a small rug thrown over the pony’s back.