It’s that time of year! Well, a couple months late, but…
Jiminy got clipped this weekend!
He turned from a mini horse into a yak. His coat was about 4″ thick and he was miserable.
He briefly turned into a pony with boots.
Thankful for my clipmasters! Those are the only things that get through his coat.
And a mini who is a saint for clipping!
Then he got his brand new sheet on and turned into a cow!
People always ask WHY I clip my mini.
- When I first got him, my farrier suggested it. It is SO hard with the minis in the winter to figure out just how fat they are with their coats… Clipping allows me to actually see just how much he weighs.
- Despite his coat, he gets REALLY cold backed and when he’s cold backed, he turns into evil, devil Jiminy. You don’t want to meet Mean Jiminy. With a blanket on, he’s an angel. So, clipping allows Jiminy to wear a blanket and be nice. Sounds strange, but come pony sit and you’ll see the difference. Until you’ve been kicked by Devil Jiminy…
- Weight control. I’ll be honest, if has to use some calories to keep himself warm, he has a few extra pounds to spare.
- He’s just happier.
- He runs warm and can’t handle warm days without being clipped. I should have clipped him 2 months ago but I failed. He can’t handle warm days with his coat.
Anyway, he’s very proud of himself now. He’s marching around the paddock with extra confidence these days!