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  • Baby foal horse shedding its first coat

 
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    07-10-2008, 02:40 PM
  #11
Foal
Thank you for your suggestions. Bough the FURminator and it did help. Alternated the FURminator and the shedding block for two weeks. Finally broke down and clipped some of the long fuzzies off. Used a guard on the blade as I do not want to clip her naked. I would prefer the fur to drop on its own and I don't want to ruin her coat color. My worries are that she will not be shed out in time for the Sept futurities. I may still have the clip her in the end. So frustrating… This is a current picture of her before the fuzziers were evened out
     
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    07-10-2008, 03:09 PM
  #12
Green Broke
You can still always body clip too if you want :)
     
    07-11-2008, 12:06 AM
  #13
Showing
Babies take a lot longer to shed out their first coat. It is usually late into their first year that the shed everything out. Your best option if you are going to show is to clip you foal. A pain in the butt more than anything because now you are going to have to blanket him etc, but really the only option if you want him clean enough for showing.
     
    07-11-2008, 09:50 AM
  #14
Weanling
Yeah. We have a filly at our barn, and the owners clipped her because she also had an upcoming show and they didn't want to wait for it to all shed out.
     
    07-16-2008, 04:03 PM
  #15
Foal
I figure that she has until the end of August to shed out on her own then I am going to have to clip as we have two futurities in September.
     
    07-16-2008, 08:03 PM
  #16
Showing
Once they are clipped its a pain in the bum to keep on top of them because the no longer have a coat so you constantly have to adjust that poor guy with blankets. He would sure be flashy tho. Just make sure you have the blankets to fit him before you clip.
     

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