Best Cordless Battery-Operated Horse Clippers
Which Cordless Clippers are the Best?
If you are in the market for cordless battery-operated clippers, you likely aren’t going to be using them in a heavy-duty capacity. These kinds of small and extremely portable grooming tools are used primarily for a single session with one horse, and typically the battery life on them is no more than one or two hours. Cordless clippers are not something you can use to groom an entire fleet of long-haired stallions.
Here is a chart of the best. This is if you are in a hurry and need a recommendation. We have done the research and testing and came out with a few solutions, including our top pick and budget picks. Down below we go into more depth
Best Horse Clippers without a Cord.
Before we get into the biggest and best in cordless clippers, it won’t hurt to go over some basic rules when clipping your horse. Since you are only going to be clipping one or maybe two, and this might be your first time having to do this as a new horse owner, let’s go through the crucial steps together.
Clipping Your Horse
Have you ever tried to vacuum your floors with a dog in the house? Right – well, this is the same way some horses react to being prodded by big, heavy, vibrating clippers. In that sense, a first-time groomer would do well to go with a lightweight and less noisy solution, like a cordless clipper. Less heat, not so much noise, and a gentler touch will be better for both you and your horse.
Before you switch on the clippers and go nuts, brush your horse’s hair. Giving your horse’s coat a quick brush will smooth out the hair and decrease the chance of the blade snagging or overheating, which will hurt the horse and take up more of your time. Be sure to brush in the direction the hair grows, same rule as shaving your own face.
It’s not necessary, but if it needs to be done anyway it wouldn’t hurt to give your horse a nice bath before you start with their haircut. This will smooth the tangles and rinse out dirt, saving the life of your clipper blades. You are only using a cordless – but still, you don’t want the blades to dull too fast. If you are only clipping a small portion of hair, you can probably forgo the bath.
Because of what we mentioned earlier, horses can get a little skittish with all the noise. This is especially true when you put the buzzing clippers close to their ears. Take care not to startle them and accidentally buzz some of their ears off. It might help to put a bit of cotton in their ears first, calming them down and preventing hair from falling into their ear canals. Some horses are calmer than others so its important to know what your horse needs. You can also try some calming supplements which have been known to help.
More than anything, stay patient while clipping. It can take anywhere from thirty minutes to two hours to finish the job. And if you are a new horse owner and have yet to do this before, it will be closer to two hours. Make sure to stay calm and patient, because if you get anxious or annoyed your horse will feel it and react in turn. Remember that for a week or two after their haircut, their coat won’t be quite so shiny. It takes a bit of time to regain that lustre.
- Cool and quiet running.
- Perfect for professional, complete horse grooming.
- Detachable blade design for ease of changing and cleaning.
- Includes extra wide UltraEdge Size T-84 Blade.
- Super two-speed rotary motor for performance that pros demand.
Andis Super AGR+ Rechargeable Clipper
This is a slim clipper, highly portable, with a fairly decent battery life. Because it is an Andis product, you know it’s well-designed and well put together. Their series of animal clippers are top of the line. They really are the #1 trusted name in horse clippers.
Despite the AGR+’s small size, it has a pretty tough kick and can be used heavily all day with small charging breaks. The high-capacity battery runs for a full hour. We know that doesn’t seem like much, but it’s roughly the time you will need to clip an entire horse (assuming the horse isn’t too big). If your horse is exceptionally large, the #10 blade on the AGR+ might make your session long, drawn-out, and borderline tedious. The good news is that with one hour of battery life comes a breezy one-hour charge time. Take a break, grab a bite, and the clipper will be fully charged and ready to go again. If you don’t have any time to spare, you can always order an extra battery pack and switch between them.
This clipper boasts Andi’s high-tech Ceramic Edge blade technology. What that means is that the blades won’t get hot too fast, spooking your horse. They should stay relatively cool for the full hour. The 4×4 blade drive also packs 25% additional blade torque with a 3800 spm blade speed.
Wahl Professional Animal Acro Equine 5-in-1 Cordless Horse Clipper
- Featuring Wahl's signature 5-in-1 blade, enjoy the convenience of having five blade sizes in one easy-to-adjust blade in the Arco Equine cordless clipper for precise trimming of the ears, muzzles, and bridle paths of horses
- The Arco Horse Clipper is powerful enough to shave through bridle paths and fetlocks while still quiet enough to keep noise-sensitive animals comfortable and calm
- Includes two removable batteries, each with a run time of 80 minutes; the 5-in-1 blade easily adjusts between sizes #9, #10, #15, #30, and #40
- With a 75-minute full charge time, keep one battery on the charger and the other in the clipper to ensure continuous, uninterrupted clipping
- Ergonomically designed to fit comfortably in your hand, the Arco is lightweight and helps prevent wrist and shoulder fatigue
While Wahl is a known name all over the world for their clippers, animal or otherwise, they are also notorious for being average. That being said, their animal 5-in-1 horse clippers are an exceptional average. Affordable, easy to use, convenient, and well-packaged, these are a perfect pair of clippers to keep on hand for emergencies or small jobs.
The Wahl comes equipped with two batteries – not just one! – to allow clipping with one battery while you charge the other one. Surprisingly, the charge time of the batteries is significantly longer than with the Andis AGR+. You get an unfathomable eighty full minutes of continuous use from one single charge. And while the charge takes 75 minutes, you have five whole minutes to spare before switching.
Another typical inclusion with all Wahl’s products is versatility. This comes with a 5-in-1 blade, able to be used for everything from clipping the body to meticulously trimming the horse’s face. It’s compact and featherweight design (only 7.9 oz.) means it won’t be too much of a bother for sensitive horses, and it won’t be a burden on your wrists or arms halfway through grooming. This model also comes with four combs, a cleaning brush, oil for the blade, a charging stand, a carrying case, and even a DVD that teaches you how to properly clip your horse.
Quite honestly, even if Wahl is not as “big quality” a name as Andis, this clipper comes equipped with more and lasts longer – at a cheaper price. We highly recommend it.