By Kim Lemmon, Ohio’s Country Journal
Every spring when the temperatures start to rise, all the critters at my house start to shed their winter woolies in preparation for the coming summer hot weather. I let them shed most of their hair naturally, but there is still large amount of spring grooming and clipping that is necessary to remove the first round of extra hair in preparation for show-ready clipping that happens later in the summer before my fair.
I have found it is much easier to do a quick bath and rough clipping in the spring than to wait and remove all the extra hair right before the fair. Due partially to my lack of refined clipping skills, it often becomes necessary for the horses to have an extra month or so to allow for more hair grow so that mane trimming and leg clipping can be revisited at a later date to smooth out the rough patches and even up the hasty haircuts they received in the spring.… Continue readingRead More »