Hi I have a cob cross foal that I want to show in yearling classes next year. He is not going to be heavy. He will make around 15.2hh and long legged.
Therefore do I show him as a lightweight cob (he currently has quite a bit of feather) or show him more as a hunter type?
I know I plait but wondered how much facial hair and feather I needed to trim off or do I leave the feather?
Thanks Nicky, Lincoln
Answer from Claire:
Hi thank you for your enquiry. At this stage and until he is three, i suggest you do not hog his mane as a cob, as he might grow more huntery. Do not clip his heels out, just take the ends of the hair off with the comb and scissors. His tail can be cut off four inches, below the hock and for a yearling I sugest you plait the top of his tail and do not pull it till he is two or three. When shown he can have his jaw whiskers trimmed off and the long hair of the inside of his ear levelled off to the outside hair. When he is one two or three you can then decide which section he has grown into.
Hope this is of some help.