In preparation for an upcoming show, a yearling agisted at HorsePower Riding Academy was clipped by equine clipping and presentation specialist, Lehan Britten.
Lehan’s work includes equine body clipping, show clipping, mane and tail plaiting, and mane-pulling.
Puppet is a yearling co-owned by mother and daughter, Lorraine and Louise Bransby, and agisted at HPRA. This was the first time Puppet has been clipped but she coped with it quite well due to Lehan’s experience and calm demeanour, and also because either Louise or Lorraine were there to hold and reassure her.
Clipping is done against the growth of the hair in a systematic, smooth process. The clip includes inside the ears and the nostrils. The main reasons for clipping are for temperature reasons (the horse gets hot in summer or due to heavy work) or because it is considered more attractive for a horse being showed.
Puppet is stabled at HPRA and is always rugged (usually with multiple rugs) when it is cold, so her temperature after the clip will be fine.
Lehan Britten can be contacted on mobile phone number 0459 777 932.