Plenty of us look to clip our horses’ coats in the winter months to make them more comfortable, but it can be tricky to get a neat and tidy finish. Make those unsightly stray hands in hard-to-reach places a thing of the past with a pair of trimmers.

For tips and tricks to get the perfect finish for your clip, Vicky Goody of Clippersharp shares her top tips here.

Wahl Admire Trimmer

RRP £131

This versatile trimmer has an advanced lithium-ion battery to give a powerful trimming performance, while the lightweight, ergonomic design ensures comfort and ease of use.

The Wahl Admire Trimmer offers 120 minutes of trimming time and the flexibility to run corded or cordless. Powerful yet quiet, the Admire can cope with any job — from tidying the face to trimming feathers.

Heiniger Saphir


A quiet, lightweight trimmer with minimal vibration makes this a great choice if your horse is nervous about being clipped. It has a slim grip handpiece and it stays cool even when used for long periods. This powerful, rechargeable trimmer comes with two lithium-ion batteries that each gives up to an hour’s trimming and takes just 45 minutes to recharge.

Lister Pico

RRP £14.40

The battery-operated Lister Pico is ideal for trimming sensitive and hard-to-reach areas, such as around the eyes or under the jaw. It is small in size and very quiet, with low-vibration technology making it the ideal choice if your horse is nervous about being trimmed in these areas. Blade guides are also included so that you can select your preferred cutting length.

Masterclip Showmate Trimmer

RRP £69.99

A lightweight, cordless trimmer that comes with two rechargeable batteries that, when fully charged, will give up to an hour’s trimming time. These trimmers are very quiet, making them perfect for nervous or young horses. They are ideal for year-round trimming and show preparation, and they come with a two-year UK warranty.

Liveryman Classic

RRP £135

A cordless trimmer that is easy to hold and manoeuvre and yet is powerful enough for trimming faces, legs, feathers and blending clipping lines. A single charge will give up to three-and-a-half hours of run time, while the snap on ceramic blades will stay sharp for up to 200 clipping hours. The cutting height can be adjusted from 0.8mm to 2mm with the addition of a comb set for longer cutting lengths.

Clipperman Jewel Trimmer

RRP £46.33

Perfect for trimming hair on the legs or face, and for a general tidy-up, the Jewel trimmer omits low noise and vibrations.

The built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers up to five hours run time and the LCD battery charge display shows how long you have before you need to recharge. There are four cutting settings, plus adjustable combs that ensure the perfect finish.

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