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Andis DVD Features Clipping Techniques BY Dana Boyd-Miller

Horse Clippers

Dana Boyd-Miller demonstrates clipping techniques, divulges grooming tips and shows how to keep your clippers and blades in top condition with simple maintenance routines in Andis’ new DVD, “Clipping Your Horse”. Boyd- Miller has been a professional horsewoman for over 25 years and is regarded as the premier master horse groomer. She clips 700 of the country’s best show ponies, hunters, and jumpers each year. Several Andis clipper models are featured, including AGC Super 2-Speed Clipper, Progress Clipper, AGCL LightSpeed Clipper, AGR+ Cordless Clipper, MBG2 Detachable Blade Clipper, Power Trim Cordless Trimmer, and TackMate Clipper. The DVD is intended to benefit horse groomers with any level of experience.

In the DVD, Boyd-Miller gives detailed procedures showing how to manipulate the different parts of a clipper correctly. Routine tasks like changing the blade drive, installing the hinge assembly, attaching the blade correctly and replacing the blade lock are shown in step-by-step detail. She also provides invaluable techniques for clipper maintenance, including blade cleaning and oiling. Several ways to cool a blade are given.

Viewers benefit from Boyd-Miller’s national prominence and experience by learning her grooming techniques. Detailed demonstrations include: slipping the skin, clipping the mane, touch before clipping, the shortened stroke technique, eliminating lines and blotches and approaches to swirling growth patterns. She demonstrates how to clip sensitive areas, sunken or concave areas and how to clip the face and ears safely. Boyd-Miller also shows a simple and quick way of marking patterns to be cut.

Andis Company has been manufacturing handheld equipment to trim, cut, curl and dry hair since 1922. The company’s products are purchased worldwide by stylists and barbers, consumers, hotels, motels, resorts, small animal groomers and large animal groomers and shearers. To find a local distributor, call the company at 800-558-9441 or visit their Web site at