It is late, but I'm intending on clipping my horse next weekend, was too cold this weekend. He is grey though, so will never have that shine and I don't intend to show him. He also loses his coat very, very late and will still be a hairy mammoth come June if I left him. Which wouldn't be fair as he's quite a hot boy.
Completely depends on the horses... I wouldn't clip my hunter pony now as she already has a summer coat on her face and her legs are moulting like mad as well as her clipped coat! But if yours is hairy and not shifting its coat then go for it ;D
Hmm, it is quite late but if you have a hairy you might get away with it - especially if you're planning on not getting out until after March. My SHP was fully clipped in October & we were going to clip again in January but her coats pretty good, so we're just taking her neck & under her belly out.