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    09-04-2013, 12:41 PM
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Yearling
shedding in august-september?

Hi My horse has started shedding in the end of august. He is still shedding and his coat is getting thicker. Is that normal? It's practically still summer here!
     
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    09-04-2013, 01:08 PM
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Showing
Yes, perfectly normal. Coats are shed based on the amount of light per day, not the temperature.

The longest day of the year is in June, so animals start shedding their summer coats as soon as the days start getting shorter. The shortest day of the year is in December, so they start shedding their winter coats as soon as the days start getting longer.
     
    09-04-2013, 01:11 PM
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Foal
I'd say he's normal. It's the daylight hours that tells them when to fuzz up or slick off, not the heat or cold. Since our days are getting noticeably shorter we are going to start seeing the horses put on hair. I'd keep an eye on him to make sure that he isn't getting hot, sweaty and miserable but otherwise let him be.
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    09-04-2013, 01:14 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Yes, perfectly normal. Coats are shed based on the amount of light per day, not the temperature.

The longest day of the year is in June, so animals start shedding their summer coats as soon as the days start getting shorter. The shortest day of the year is in December, so they start shedding their winter coats as soon as the days start getting longer.
Ok makes sense. Thanks. :)
     
    09-04-2013, 01:38 PM
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Green Broke
They shed their summer coat as the winter one comes in.
     
    09-04-2013, 01:41 PM
  #6
Showing
Yep, I've noticed that most of mine are either shedding the short hairs or already beginning to grow in the longer hairs.

Perfectly normal though some will shed out/grow in faster than others.
     
    09-04-2013, 09:36 PM
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Trained
Mine are shedding too. Rumor (sun faded brown) and wrecker (sun faded black) are starting to darken up again! Yay!
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    09-04-2013, 10:36 PM
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Foal
Just today I noticed that my girl is shedding more and getting a smidge fluffier, and I thought it odd - makes perfect sense now!
     
    09-05-2013, 12:34 AM
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Started
Sure sign of the change of seasons.
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    09-05-2013, 12:36 AM
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Trained
Mine have been growing their fall coats for about a month. I do not approve.
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