Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To Clip or Not to Clip

I have been seriously considering clipping Twister this year. I want to keep training and be ready to gallop out of the starting box first thing in May. But then I got to thinking about how much weight Twister lost last winter, and that was eating top quality grain, with all his hair and a blanket all winter. So maybe I won't clip yet. Maybe I'll wait until March or April and then clip him as the weather warms up. A few weeks ago Twister looked super fat, which is fine by me being that it's winter now. But I looked at him yesterday and I feel like he's already lost weight and it's barely been cold. I wormed him and I'll see what happens from there.

So what type of clip do I go for this spring? Blanket clip? Full body? Zebra?

Skinny Twister after a long hard winter
A much healthier looking pony!


  1. If you do clip only trace clip.
    No clipping: Interval training with cool down or soak intervals.
    Feed " Fast Track".I sell it to you for $ 17.00, last you for a long time.
    After training : burlap sack or straw whisk rub down....Fast Track helps you with his wheight.

    1. He is on high quality grain and our hay this year is WAY better than last years. I wormed yesterday and hoping he can stay healthy this year. If I have to buy another blanket to help with the cold I will. In the winter he only gets ridden 3-4 days per week.