Used for removing hair from the body, legs and mane of the horse.
Types Of Clippers
- Battery Powered Clippers and Trimmers
- Battery powered clippers and Trimmers - These are small and often light in design they are also much quieter than traditional electric clippers and are therefore an ideal piece of equipment for horses who are young and new to clipping or for those who are sensitive to the sound of noisy clippers. They can be used all over the horse and are especially useful for sensitive and challenging areas like head, ears, underbelly, inner thigh around the tail.
- They are either powered by batteries which are inserted into the back of the clippers or powered by a battery pack which the person clipping wears around their waist. This ensures that there are no clipper cables on the floor which is a very safe option for horses prone to fidgeting.
- Traditional Electric Clippers
- Traditional electric clippers - These all vary in size, noise, weight and watt power, the main thing is to ensure that they feel comfortable to hold and manoeuvre. They are electrically powered and you will need to have an extension cable and circuit breaker in which to plug them, so that you have a good length of cable at your disposal. With traditional clippers you have to always be aware of where the clippers cable is, so that the horse does not tread on it and you don't trip over it.
Care Of Your Clippers
- Send off yearly to be serviced by professionals, this will ensure that you have safe and efficient equipment.
- Send the blades off yearly to be re sharpened, to help you to get a smooth end result.
- During clipping, stop regularly to check the heat of the blades and clippers. Brush out the vent to assist the motor to stay cool. Brush out any hair that gets clogged up in the blades or in the motorized part.
- Oil the blades before, during and after clipping as this will help them keep their condition and keeps them ready for use.