When you are looking to buy some horse clippers, you can spend $200 or as little as $35; but beware of cheap horse clippers, as many owners end up being disappointed with them. A good pair of horse clippers will last a long time, so it’s worth it to spend the money on this important horse equipment.
For cordless horse clippers, the Wahl Moser Arco Clipper Kit and the Oster PowerPro Ultra Cordless Clipper are the top two choices. The Wahl Moser Arco Clipper Kit comes packaged with two batteries, so you can charge one while using the other; although the charge lasts for an hour and a half, so you might never need that second battery! It has an adjustable blade, so no blade changing when you need to clip shorter or longer lengths.
In comparison, the Oster PowerPro Ultra Cordless Clipper features a blade which is also adjustable, which is patented to remain cooler while in operation. Having a cooler blade is great for doing your horse’s face and ears. You’ll pay a bit more for this model, and you don’t get a second battery as part of the package. Still, it’s an excellent horse clipper and will last for years.
For corded horse clippers, the Wahl Stable Pro Clipper and the Oster Equine Adjusta Groom Clipper are the two most popular in those brands. The Wahl Stable Pro Clipper costs a little under $100 and features an adjustable blade and very quiet operation. It’s very powerful for even the toughest hair, but does vibrate somewhat, so give your horse some time to get used to it.
The Oster Equine Adjusta Groom clippers also have an adjustable blade but only cost around $55 and are significantly lighter in weight. If you have to clip multiple horses, you will appreciate the lightweight clippers by the end of the grooming session! It is louder than the Wahl Stable Pro but equally powerful.
Wahl clippers have been a top brand for pet hair clippers for a long time, but Oster is making some products that compete well. Either brand will do fine and it’s really up to your individual preferences. Most places that sell horse clippers will let you return them if you’re not satisfied, as long as you keep the receipt and all the packaging. Make sure you buy from a retailer like that, and you should have no difficulties.