Partial Clips: The Blanket Clip
Perhaps you plan to work actively indoors all winter, yet you’d still like to go outdoors when the weather suits. The blanket clip removes all hair from his body, except for a square patch along his back, loins and croup much like that of a quarter sheet. The line of the blanket clip should reach the bottom of your saddle flap.
You’ll need to blanket this clip as you would the horse with a full body clip. To blanket a horse that is fully clipped, you’ll need: a sheet and various stable rugs, which can be layered for changing conditions; a quarter-sheet to keep his back warm while riding on really cold days; and a turnout rug for outdoor protection.