5 Clips We’ve All Seen


 Clipping season is here! Get out your clippers, wear your most horse hair resistant clothes and get ready to itch from now until next year, oh the joys! Are you a total beginner to clipping or a clipping professional? Well I have the blog for you either way! From clippers gone rouge to ponies with stars, we’ve all had some sort of *~experience~* with clipping – good or bad! Read on to find out some of the best (and most laughable) clips I’ve come across!


1)      The “Is there even a horse under this” coat

Think of the fluffiest horse you’ve ever met, and now double it! The fluff monster is so extreme that you really do doubt there is a living creature underneath it all, usually found wandering the field collecting as much mud, twigs and general dirt as possible before you, the poor soul left in charge, must give it a grooming.

2)      Perfect lines, perfect horse

How do people get leg lines THAT straight!? A ruler? Spirit level? Laser hair removal? It almost defies the laws of horse clipping but damn, does it look good! Quite often found on the yard where the horse mum studied architecture and is a boss at getting symmetrical, dead straight lines.

3)      Seeing stars…or hearts… or shamrocks!

We’ve all see Crunch, the adorable miniature Shetland who is clipped to show stars all over his cute little body! These funky clips are usually seen at riding schools or pony camps where the kiddies have pestered the instructors to make their horse the most, well, unique they can be. I personally love funky patterns, I’ve recently seen one with wings which was awesome!

4)      The “WHAT HAVE I DONE” clip

You’ve seen it, maybe you were the one that done it – the what the fudge clip. I’m talking lines so wiggly a worm is jealous, tufts of hair, maybe a partially (*cough*accidentally*cough*) hogged mane… the list goes on! Likely found where a yard owner has already clipped 27 horses that day, has an aching back and simply given up all hope of a nice clip.

5)      How do I clip THIS?!

I know a mud monster that I would dread to bring clippers near! How do you get through 2 inches of gross, caked on mud (well, I hope its mud!)? Perhaps industrial strength shampoo and a power hose would do the trick before taking any shiny new clippers within a barge pole distance of this horse!


I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and had a giggle! I’d like to say a huge thank you This Cob Can’s Harvey, Alice Hesketh’s Ollie, Jade Gardiner’s Polly,  Ffion Williams’ Benson, Melissa Jarman’s River and Jodi Moffat’s Joy for submitting such fab and funny photos for this blog.

See you in the next one!

Erin x