I purchased my first draft back in February. While she was born in Texas (where we live now), when we go pet the horses out in the pasture, I can noticeably tell the difference in her body heat to the touch vs. that of her QH pasturemates. She naturally has thicker hair, and of course muscle bulk that the others don't have. So I was considering clipping her and keeping her clipped for the summer. Would this actually help her to stay cooler, or would having the hair keep her cooler, as it would block the direct sun?
Also, she is rabicano, would I need to worry about the tiny white specks burning, or would they be small enough to not have pink skin exposed?