View Full Version : Is it cheaper to hire someone to clip rather than purchase clippers?
22nd September 2009, 07:44 PM
Well it's getting close to that time.........clipping!! When the cleaners finally get my rugs back to me!! I know longer have clippers available to me as the girl whose I used to use is no longer an aquaitance:cheekywink:
So as I can't afford a decent set of clippers I wondered what it costs to get someone to clip for you and where I'd find someone?!! xxx
22nd September 2009, 07:46 PM
have a look in your local tack shop. theres normally a few clipping notices in mine. or if your really lazy ring the tack shop and get them to have a look on there board and give you any numbers! not sure how much it costs though.
22nd September 2009, 07:55 PM
Yeah second option i think...............ring them!! Cheers hun xx
22nd September 2009, 08:03 PM
I use a lady who charges £35 for a full clip, she is lovely and does a grand job. But Im thinking of purchasing my own clippers as Billy needs clipping quite frequently so over a winter it gets costly.
Ive seen some good write ups about Liveryman Harmony clippers, they are £150 and apparently will cope with clipping a hairy coblet like mine, so Im considering getting some as I can spend that much over 1 winter paying someone else to do it.
22nd September 2009, 08:05 PM
it possibly is cheaper to get someone to clip but i personally wouldnt as unlesss you are there keeping an eye i would be worried someone would be horrible to my horse or do a really bad job, but depends on how much they charge as well, if its £50 a clip or something then three clips maybe over the winter you could of bought some second hand clippers for that, and clippers, a good set last for ages
im hoping if i need to clip i can borrow works although they are aincet noisy ones,
22nd September 2009, 09:16 PM
Short term its cheaper to pay someone to clip. Long term its cheaper to buy your own clippers.
I bought my clippers 14 years ago - they're Liveryman arena clippers - they were quite pricey at £200 but have saved me a fortune.
They've done 2 clips on 2 horses every year plus loads of hogging and trimming and are still going strong. In contrast i'd have only got 6 clips for that money paying someone else!
22nd September 2009, 09:33 PM
If your confident enough to do it and trust yourself, in the long term it is more cost efficient to buy a set of GOOD clippers yourself, as then you have the option to clip when you want and also do the second clips without having to pay more.
I used to clip for quite a lot of people, and would [unlike most people] would charge £10 for the 'follow up' clips. I dont have a problem clipping 'problem' horses what so ever as i know how to work around the problem, however many people who offer the services will not want to clip troublesome horses due to insurance and personal risk.
My clippers are the Lister Liberty clippers, bought them many years ago and they have never let me down. Bought them for over £300 but now they are about £260 i believe.
22nd September 2009, 09:36 PM
I'm hoping I can pay someone on the yard to do it but if not I'll ask at the tack shop. I don't dare do it myself this year but might try next year.
22nd September 2009, 09:52 PM
Uva's owner does clipping for a really reasonable price, so I wil be paying her to come out and clip for me. She uses about 5 different sets of clippers for different areas of the horse, and does a fantastic job- she clips her horse who she shows at quite a high level so needs to keep him 100% perfect looking, and does a great job! I wouldnt get the job done half as effectively, and for that reason I would rather pay. She really takes her time!!
She is charging £30 for a trace clip, which includes pulling her mane and trimming all over, and a clip part way through the winter to keep her looking good.
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