June 07, 2005
Clipping Your Donkey for Show - Part 9
If you've followed all the steps in this series, your donkey should be looking pretty stunning about now!
If you've just started reading this series, and would like to go back and refer to the earlier articles they can be found at these links:
Clipping Your Donkey for Show - Part 1
Clipping Your Donkey for Show - Part 2
Clipping Your Donkey for Show - Part 3
Clipping Your Donkey for Show - Part 4
Clipping Your Donkey for Show - Part 5
Donkey Clipping Photos
Clipping Your Donkey for Show - Part 6
Clipping Your Donkey for Show - Part 7
Clipping Your Donkey for Show - Part 8
Once you are finished clipping, you should brush your donkey well to remove as many of the little hair clippings as possible. If it is warm enough outside, you can give him a bath to wash the clippings out. This will make him much more comfortable without all those little pokey clippings on his skin.
Also remember to blanket your donkey when the weather is cool or the nights cold. Now that you have shortened your donkey's fur, he doesn't have as much to insolate him from the cold. You will also want to be prepared to protect him from the flies and other bug pests. Using the size clipper blades and style of clip that I have shared, I have not had much problem with flies and bugs bothering my donkeys' bodies, but the bugs do bother all my donkeys legs and ears in the summer time, whether they are clipped or not. So I have to have fly spray ready to apply when the bugs start getting bad. Your donkeys will appreciate protection from the bugs too.
If you run into any problems or have questions about any of these steps for clipping your donkey, please email me and I will be happy to answer your questions.
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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at June 7, 2005 10:04 PM