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[RC] re: Clipping (Leonard's comments) - Cindy Collins

Hi, Leonard. ?I always enjoy your comments and perspective, but I have to disagree with you on the clipping issue. ?It is a matter of personal choice, of course, but many very hard working mountain west horses in the USA are never clipped. ?Yes, one has to be careful in cooling them out in winter and meticulous in keeping girths clean and checking for galls. ?Our temperatures out here often dip below 0 F AND we often have raging winds. ?Many of these horses have a wind break or open shelter, but no barn. ?I know that this is hard for horse people in more "civilized" places to imagine, but we rarely see the kind of problems you are discussing. ?

Cindy Collins