Partial Clips: The High Trace Clip
This clip is designed for horses that maintain a regular work load in the winter. The advantage to this clip over a full-body clip is that hair is left along the horse’s back and upper neck for protection during cold-weather rides, so you shouldn’t need a quarter sheet for riding.
The high trace clip demands that you blanket your horse just as you would a horse with a full body clip. You’ll need two to three layers of stable and turnout blankets, which can be rotated according to the weather.