My old mare has mild Cushings and has not lost all of her summer coat. Most of the long guard hairs are gone, but the thick "undercoat" type hair is still there and still pretty thick.
Or weather has been really hot, humid, and just plain nasty this year, so I'm thinking I need to body clip her. Problem? I've never body clipped a horse before. It's really odd the areas in which my equine education is lacking eh?
Any bits of advice? Good articles?
Last year she lost all of her coat, except some long guard hairs, by the end of July. I'm worried that she'll end up having heat exhaustion/stroke if I wait for that to happen. Besides which I'm not sure if it IS going to happen. She seems to do a different hair thing every summer. Poor girl has been just dripping sweat on more than one occaision, I've actually gone out and sprayed her off and she just stands there with her eyes half closed.
Thanks for the advice!