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Care of Horses
Horse Diet and Nutrition

When do you cut your horses hair?


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November 30, 2007 1:30AM

It completely depends on your horse and what you plan to do with him. Some horses never need to be clipped, either because they have naturally short hair or because they don't work hard and don't need to be clipped. People who show horses often shave them a little before show season (in the spring or summer) to give them a glossy, clean-shaven look. Show horses often need their whiskers cut, and their ears and ankles shaved before every show. Show horses with fast-growing hair need their bodies shaved several times a year, some only need to be shaved once or twice. If a horse doesn't work very hard, it is preferable to leave him unshaven during the winter. If a horse works hard and trains during the winter, however, it may be a good idea to shave him when it's cold to prevent him from overheating during workouts. If you do this, you need to make sure to put more and heavier blankets on him- and prepare for him to be a bit frisky for a while! You cut a horses hair with horse clippers. :)