Light duty would generally be suited to a single horse owner with part clips in mind. These are particularly suitable for young or nervous horses as they are very much quieter than the full size medium and heavy duty machines and do not require tensioning. They are available in both mains and rechargeable power options.
Medium duty clippers are capable of dealing with all types of coats and generally best for the private horse owner dealing with up to 4 horses on a regular basis. There is a choice of both mains and re-chargeable in this category.
Heavy duty are more suitable for larger yards and for the professional user who is clipping upwards of 4 horses on a regular basis throughout the season. The upside of these are that they will clip their way through anything efficiently, the downside is that they can be considerably noisier and heavier than the medium and light duty machines.