Horse Clipping Video • Part Three • How To Clip A Horses Middle, Flank And Hindquarters
Clipping the middle and hindquarter sections of your horse can prove to be the most ticklish for many horses, especially around the flank area and in between the horses back legs.
In this section of the video, areas of how to clip the horse include the flank, stifle, belly, hindquarters, thigh and tail area.
- Clipping The Trunk
Depending on which way the hair runs across the body can make clipping the trunk take a bit longer. Run your clippers along the line you have marked out and then go back and tidy up if necessary. Some horses can be a little bit ticklish when taking the clippers under their tummies so be ready for a little fidget.
- Clipping The Flank
The flank area can be another sensitive area and on this horse made even more tricky with the addition of sarcoids under the surface of the skin.
Once you have clipped a line either side of the flank then add in the semi circle. Locate the centre of the flank whirl and position the right hand side of the clipper edge over the centre then
turn the left hand side of the clippers in an upward 90 degree angle, then repeat on the other side this time keeping the left hand side of the clippers central and bringing the right hand side up in a 90 degree angle.
You can clip the semi circle in one movement, however it may be easier in two movements especially if you haven't clipped this area before.