It's April tomorrow and down here it's only a month or two until winter. My thoroughbred has recently turned a beautiful black colour, considering he isnt a true black. It's taken alot of work and being rugged 24/7 to get him to look the way he looks now.
To my dismay, when I took of his rug today he has started to grow his winter coat. I've only had him for roughly 10 months, when I got him he was clipped. He was a disgusting mushroom colour, so theres no way I'm clipping him again.
I'm rugging him as much as possible without letting him get hot. I can't stable him or go to the extreme of keeping him somewhere with lights, which supposedly keeps them from growing a long coat. Does anyone have any Ideas of what I can do to try and keep his coat from growing very long, so he doesnt look like a mammoth at shows. Any Ideas are appreciated.