Winter Coat on My Appaloosas

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    10-28-2011, 10:49 AM
Winter Coat on My Appaloosas

Yes my Appaloosas gets a very heavy winter coat and the coat is curly in places is this normal. Should I clip her, some say they get winter coats for a reason leave it alone. I do a lot of trail riding with her in the winter and she seems to do fine, she sheads out greate in the summer. This summer she did not shed it all, but we did move from south to north and im thinking maybe change in climate was the reason and suggestions. I live in North Florida close to the Georgia line now, and used to live down south florida.

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    10-28-2011, 11:18 AM
Appaloosas heavy winter coat

Yes my Appy Mare gets a very heavy curly winter coat is this normal on some app's my farrier said yes but some say she has cushings she sheds out fine in the summer time. Should I clip her or leave it for the winter and not worry about her. She has always done this since I have had her.

Lisa Richards
    10-28-2011, 11:21 AM
If you are worried about her having cushings or something else, have her check out by the vet.

It could very well mean that something is wrong or it could be completely normal for your mare.
    10-28-2011, 11:22 AM
Sure long hairy coats are normal on appys, depending on their lineage some are
Thicker than others. Our Appy/paint pony in my picture gets really long and even has patches where the spots grow longer than the white areas. You didn't mention if you have a shelter/barn for him? Best to leave them alone if you are just trail riding, make sure they have a good place to stay dry and keep an eye out for rain rot which can happen IMO more easily when they are in full coat.
    10-28-2011, 11:28 AM
Yes I have a barn with stalls and I do blanket when it get very cold. She is a full size horse she is wonderful mare she is know to be 17 yrs old I was told when I got her that she was 12 but she seems to look older has some grey on the side of her face. But I love her and she is a great trail horse. Thank you
    10-28-2011, 11:38 AM
Post a photo! Would love to see her!
    10-28-2011, 12:28 PM
I can't figure out how to put a picture in
    10-28-2011, 12:30 PM
You sure it's not Cushings?

    10-28-2011, 12:31 PM
I just responded to your other, duplicate thread. But based on the additional information you posted here, it's really starting to sound like Cushing's syndrome....a curly coat is definitely not an Appaloosa breed trait.
    10-28-2011, 12:48 PM
What concerned me was the mention of the horse not shedding completely out. Location doesnt change the coat length, the amount of light they are out in does. That's why when there is less daylight in fall/winter- they grow a long coat. Hope someone her can help you more.
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