True or false, we investigate the most common and bizarre clipping myths so you can clip your horse with confidence.
You must follow a clipping pattern
Myth! Just like a hairstyle, clipping patterns are a great guide but they are not set in stone. Unleash your inner creativity and try something new. Maybe a combination of styles?
You can use any oil to clean your clipper blades
We are heard this one a few times and it is 100% WRONG. Paraffin, WD40 or Kerosene should not be used as they contain chemicals that can irritate your horse’s skin. You must use the correct oil as recommended by the manufacturer. We also recommend using certified blade spray like the Wahl Blade Ice proves useful by quickly cooling the blades down and blowing out the hair and debris from the blade teeth.
Top tip: Use recommended clipper oil alongside blade spray; blade spray is not a substitute for oil.
Clipping can ruin a horse’s seasonal coat
Some people believe that clipping can disrupt a horse’s shedding cycle and ruin its coat, but this is yet another clipping myth. You must do what is best for your horse, if their coat is a bit too heavy and they are a bit hot, give them a trim and help keep them comfortable.