Quick and easy to apply. No strength or force required.
Available in 13 sizes to fit most breeds.
Reversible & replaceable rear safety strap. Urethane shield protects the hoof.
Comfortable, lightweight and highly durable.
800-447-8836 Like Us on Facebook facebook.com/easyboot
horse-illustrated-third-square-actual-size.indd 1 6/29/15 8:46AM
GET 0% FINANCING FOR 84 MONTHS OR GET A BIG CASH DISCOUNT*
RIDE, TRAIN AND BOARD YEAR-ROUND
Benefits of Metal & Fabric Buildings
Build Anywhere & Quick Construction
Natural Light & Low Cost Per Sq Ft
WE MANUFACTURE ; WE INSTALL
WE SAVE YOU MONEY
@HI_Mag Facebook.com/HorseIllustrated Instagram.com/HorseIllustrated
WITH horse ILLUSTRATED ON
dust. Many horse people also
swear by static guard spray on the
underside of their blankets.
Problem: To Clip or
Not to Clip?
If you have an active winter
riding schedule or live in a warm
winter climate, body clipping is
the ultimate winter grooming
solution. It will allow your horse
to sweat less, dry quickly and
be more comfortable when
exercising. However, a clipped
horse can be high maintenance.
If you opt to body clip, you’ll
need to commit to keeping your
horse blanketed appropriately
for the weather. This is a daily
chore that can’t be skipped,
and you’ll need to keep a close
eye on the forecast. You’ll need
a full blanket wardrobe from
lightweight to heavyweight, and
possibly additional hoods and
liners as well. A full-body clip is
recommended only for horses
that can be stabled full or part
If you live in a cold-weather
climate and need to clip but also
want to leave your horse with
some natural protection, you
might opt for a partial clip instead.
You’ll still have to blanket, but
it’s a little less extreme. A trace
clip removes hair only from the
underside of the neck, chest,
belly and flanks where horses
tend to sweat the most. The more
minimal “strip clip” removes hair
from the underside of the neck
and part of the chest.
Body clipping takes some
practice to master. The key is
good preparation with a clean
horse, clippers that are heavy-duty
enough for the task, and freshly
sharpened blades, along with a
Armed with these winter-busting
tips, no grooming challenge will
keep you from enjoying your horse
once the weather turns frosty. HI