My hopes for possessing a new set of cordless clippers are on hold. You may recall that I mourned the death of my Andis cordless clippers in a previous post at
Last Fall, I anxiously awaited the Cyber Monday shopping sales so I could snag a new clipper set at a discount. After reviewing one thousand websites, I decided to purchase cordless clippers from Wahl through an online tack shop. Unbeknownst to me at the time of my order, Wahl’s production has been severely limited during the COVID crisis. As of this date, I am still waiting for my clippers to ship.
“Thank you for your interest in Wahl. Due to COVID-19, we are experiencing substantial inventory shortages on hair clippers. Unfortunately, the virus has impacted our supply chain and our ability to produce at capacity. We hope that everyone is staying safe and staying home. Please check back periodically for inventory updates.”From the Wahl website
If the delayed arrival of clippers is the worst thing that happens to me this year, I will be very fortunate indeed. My horses don’t really care if their bridle paths get trimmed, but I must say their overgrowths are starting to get distracting. While I don’t give my horses a full-bridle-path clip during Winter since they live outside 24/7, I do like to keep the area somewhat trimmed. Halters, grazing muzzles and bridles are less likely to come off if there’s a little bit of a depression behind their ears.
I still have my CORDED clippers so I strung up a long electric cord from house to the edge of the pasture to give the horses a quick hair cut. Apparently, I must not be meant to clip bridle paths as the corded set didn’t work correctly either. Shiloh’s “before” picture looks better than his “after” picture! Guess I’ll try mailing off the blades to get sharpened and see if that solves the issue. Otherwise, I might be looking at breaking out the scissors soon.
After the clipping debacle with Shiloh, I decided to leave Bear’s hair style (shown above) in tact.
Messy bridle paths or not, the horses still look beautiful to me.