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A pony moults twice used saddles for sale year. It is most noticeable in the spring when a large quantity of used saddles for sale fur is shed and the short, sleek, summer coat is grown. In the autumn these short hairs are replaced again by the longer and slightly more greasy ones of the winter coat. This heavy coat keeps the pony warm, and the oil in the coat helps to make it used saddles for sale waterproof.

When the weather is very cold a pony’s fur actually stands on end. This increases the layer of warm air trapped in the coat, and so improves the pony’s insulation against the cold outside. It is just the same as a parson who puts on an extra sweater to keep warm. This is wny it is necessary to brush out any used saddles for sale hairs which are stuck together in ‘points’ in the sweatmarks before the animal is turned out into the field. It enables the fur to stand up properly.

The pony can vary the degree to which the coat stands up and thus, to some extent, can control the used saddles for sale body warmth. Even so, if working hard, the pony gets very hot and, because of the heavy coat, sweats a great deal. This can result in a loss of condotional and, because the long coat is difficult or impossible to dry quickly, a considerable risk that the animal will become chilled. It is also hard to groom the winter coat thoroughly to make the pony look smart used saddles for sale. Removing the heavy used saddles for sale coat with clippers solves these problems, and, if you intend to ride much in the winter, it is really a kindness to clip the pony, at least partially. It does mean that, when not working, the pony has no protection from the weather and cannot keep warm. For this reason the pony as to be provided with rugs, used saddles for sale, blankets, and other clothing to avoid getting cold while not at work.

The summer coat, being fine and short, is never clipped. The winter coat is generally given its first clip at about the end of used saddles for sale October. It begins to grow again at once and during January it will require a second clip; a third may be necessary towards the end of winter. If so, care should be taken that the summer coat has not begun to come through as clipping may damage the new fur.

Electric clippers are the most commonly used, though clippers may also be driven by a compressed air or by a belt powered by someone’s turning a used saddles for sale wheel. Simple hand clippers are available but are very hard work over a large area of pony. All clippers should have sharp blades and any hairs accumulating on them should be blown or brushed off at frequent intervals. The blades should also be kept well oiled during the clipping.

It requires some skill to clip a horse to lok smart, with no unevenness or clipper marks. The clippers are used saddles for sale in the opposite direction to that in which the hair grows, and with as level a pressure as possible. Few animals object to being clipped, provided it is done quietly and that the clipper blades are sharp. If they are blunt they pull and tweak the hair. The animal’s coat must be clean, and as far as possible, free of dust and grease. Test for this by running the fingers through the used saddles for sale coat against the fur.
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