Cruel to use a 15??? Or a 30 on bridle path and muzzles?? Bad - and incendiary - and frankly - insulting choice of words. Well, lock me up then. It is indeed VERY tiresome the way some decide what is cruel and what is not.... and then try enforce their way upon others... why only contact AMHA about it?? Go after AMHR too...As far as I am concerned, it is cruel to shave a horse with any blade closer than a #10. Really in winter a #10 is to close, but that would never pass. All minis will appreciate you writing to AMHA for a rule to be established regarding grooming of horses for 2006.
I couldn't have said it better!!!Well I am just so sick of this subject (as it never seems to go anywhere).......
I don't see why people can't do what they WANT and not worry about others. No one is making anyone do anything they don't want to.
If you never want to bodyclip your horse - good for you. If you want to clip with a #10 - good for you. If you want to clip with a #15 - good for you. If you want to clip with a #30 - good for you. If you want to clip with a #40 - good for you. If you want to razor - good for you. If you want to Not razor - good for you.
That is my perspective plain and simple.
Now - just for reference, I clip all my show horses with a #10 and #15 on body, #30 on face and razor the face, but I do NOT take off eyelashes (unless I have a slip)
But I don't critize those who don't follow my path, I just do what I like.