*sigh* yep, my horses are shedding their summer coat and growing longer hair too. I actually noticed their hair was getting longer around the first part of August. I also am not crazy about how sticky the flies are now too. It could only mean one thing, my area is in for a cold winter! Yuck!
My horsie would start to grow his winter coat, and we would need to clip him as early as October while living in Colorado. He's since moved to Texas, and I'm wondering if it will be the same? I know it's a combination of the days growing shorter and the weather growing colder... Will he still grow a wooly coat when it's so much hotter there?
I am in for the same concern. The horse with the thinnest coat at the moment isn't shedding too bad, but the other one is shedding everywhere, and a lot.. I am getting scared of the winter - we usually get a month of average -17°C, a few days of lower than -20°C, and even sometimes it drops below -30°C... I hope they grow their coats well, I will have feeds prepared, and buy another winterblanket.. in case my slightly ribby baby doesn't put enough fat on for that cold.