Foal/Winter coat

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    06-11-2010, 11:48 AM
Green Broke
Foal/Winter coat

My little colt is CLINGING to his foal and winter coat lol he's 3 months old and still shaggy. And is just not barely starting to shed it off. Is there anything I can do to move it along? Lol I can still he's hot under al lthe fur because while all the other horses are out grazing (his mom included) he's hiding in the shade under the shed. Would a bot block help? Or would shaving be our best bet?

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    06-11-2010, 12:04 PM
Our little mini x standard donkey had the same problem, but he was over 6 months old! We ended up having to shave him because it gets into the triple digits here :O
    06-11-2010, 12:31 PM
Green Broke
Well it isn't quiet triple digits but it's 80's and 90's I jsut didn't know if it was ok to shave him as it "should come off when it's ready" but i'm ready for it to be off no! Lol plus i'm anxious to see what color he will be lol
    06-11-2010, 01:08 PM
Well, if daily grooming and gentle work with a shedding blade isn't working, I would clip him. He will be much more comfortable!
    06-11-2010, 05:50 PM
Green Broke
Yeah the shading blade barely pulls anything out. Plus he's never been desensitized to clippers so that'd also be a bonus lol
    06-11-2010, 07:29 PM
Green Broke
He's only 3 months, right? In my experience, he won't lose it. He'll stay fluffy coated until fall when he grows in his winter coat. The fluffy foal coat is sun protection, and if clipped doesn't lay flat like an adult horse but is just shorter fuzz. They don't slick up like an adult horse until their spring shed out of their yearling year.
    06-17-2010, 07:51 AM
Can you post a picture once you know his real colour?
I'm curious to what he'll look like

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    06-17-2010, 10:49 AM
Green Broke
This was a pointless thread! Lol as soon as I posted it the next day he started loosing in like crazy lol he's halfway shed out. And I definitely need pictures lol i'm pretty sure he's a dark bay. Because he has the black mane and tail and his legs are comming through black. And his body is soooo dark it looks black. And then he has the lighter brown shades around his eyes and muzzle.
    06-17-2010, 11:09 AM
Almost sounds like seal brown the way you describe it!
    06-17-2010, 03:41 PM
Green Broke
Definitely getting pictures today!!! Asi t's nice and sunny out and I bet his shoulders and belly are getting close to being all the way shed out.

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