Draft Horse Digest Podcast – Ep 13 – Professional Fitting Techniques

In today’s episode we are discussing fitting techniques which will have your horses looking their best for the show and sale ring.  In this episode we discuss:

  • Why we feel fitting is one of the most important elements of showing and selling horses
  • A few of the products we use to fit draft horses
  • How we clip draft horses for the ring
  • Clipping woes to avoid
  • How to keep your horses hair short for Fall and Winter shows or sales

Here are links to some of our favorite fitting products:

Oster A5 Clippers
Oster Professional Turbo A5 2-Speed Heavy Duty Detachable Blade Animal Clipper with 10 Blade 078005-314-003

Wahl Cordless Clippers (for muzzles and ears)
Wahl Professional Chromstyle Cord and Cordless Clipper 8548 with Accessories

Mane and Tail Rake

Orvus Soap
Orvus Paste Shampoo – 120 oz.

Oster Replacement Blades-
Size 10
Oster 78919-046 CryogenX Professional Animal Clipper Blade, Size 10
Size 15
BLADE 80-15 78919-036-005 Pet Grooming Gear
Size 30
Oster CryogenX Professional Animal Clipper Blade, Size 30
Size 40
Oster Cryogen-X Blade Size 40

Oster Clipper Guards
Oster Professional Care 10-Piece Universal Comb Set

Show Sheen
Absorbine ShowSheen Hair Polish Detangler Gallon

Quic Braid
Quic Braid Spray 16 oz

Sweat Scraper/Shedding Blade
Horze Sweat Scraper/Shedding Blade

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