The term “colic” strikes fear among us all, rightful so, as the incidence of colic in the general horse population has been estimated between 10 and 11% per year. Among domesticated horses, colic is a major cause of premature death and a recent study revealed colic was second only to old-age as the leading cause of death in horses. A condition we all must take very serious! Download your free fact Sheet now!
The most typical reason for clipping is to enable the horse to work comfortably and without undue sweating during the winter months when their coats grow naturally thicker. The clipped horse will be denied his natural protection from winter weather, and will need to be provided with additional protection in the form of both stable and waterproof outdoor rugs, ideally with suitable shelter facilities in his paddock.