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post #11 of 153 Old 02-14-2013, 11:12 PM
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Yes mine have! They are starting to let go of that winter fluff! SOOO Excited lol!

Even though shedding season is my LEAST favorite time of year....sooo itchy. Especially when it gets in the bra. I dig out my turtle necks and wear gloves and long sleaves when the hair REALLY starts letting go lol.
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post #12 of 153 Old 02-14-2013, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yes! The horrible itchy scratchy after grooming, when it gets in your sleeves and rubs! So annoying!!

I have gotten a few huge hairy handfuls each time I groom him!!! I can't wait!
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post #13 of 153 Old 02-14-2013, 11:26 PM
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Shedding!!? Pfumpfh! Mine are big fluffy fur balls in a barren wasteland of snow. Shedding shmedding


Shropshirerosie wanders off grumping about lack of shedding.......
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post #14 of 153 Old 02-15-2013, 12:14 AM
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My Mustang is a shedding mammoth! Huge handfuls of hair come out if you so much as run your hand over him. But he needs to shed too, because he has so much coat. He actually started shedding lightly in December and has been shedding full force for about a month.

But my mare and her 3 yr old son haven't started shedding at all. They are finer coated than the Mustang and have less hair to loose, so maybe that is why.
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post #15 of 153 Old 02-15-2013, 12:48 AM
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Boo Hoo . Not that mine have much of a Winter coat to shed and it brushes out easily, but the only thing shedding means is the beginning of the end of the good riding weather and that the weather that's too hot to have a nice ride in is just a few months away (and the start of the deluge of mosquitos, various flies, etc.... which will plague my horses and me is even closer).
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post #16 of 153 Old 02-15-2013, 01:16 AM
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Boo Hoo . Not that mine have much of a Winter coat to shed and it brushes out easily, but the only thing shedding means is the beginning of the end of the good riding weather and that the weather that's too hot to have a nice ride in is just a few months away (and the start of the deluge of mosquitos, various flies, etc.... which will plague my horses and me is even closer).
Just you hush your mouth. Glad that you get mainly nice weather while we get frost bite 60% of the year.
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post #17 of 153 Old 02-15-2013, 01:36 AM
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Sky lost about a bag full of fluff each time we groomed him!
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post #18 of 153 Old 02-15-2013, 02:07 AM
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Just you hush your mouth. Glad that you get mainly nice weather while we get frost bite 60% of the year.
I'll take the freezing weather (any day of the week and twice on Sunday ) vs days of 100 with 90% humidity (or even 95 with 75% humidity).

Grew up riding in Germany and spent a some years in New England back in the 80's. I can dress for the freezing weather and stay warm when I ride. The horses certainly don't mind a good ride in the cold (they seem to relish it....mine break through the ice on days in the 20's so they can roll in the pond), but there's nothing you can do to make the high heat bearable for riding. I'm certainly not going to go riding when it's so hot that you sweat in the shade and it feels like you're in a sauna (I could live with it, but I won't put my horses through it). Even so, I'd be ok with not being able to ride except at dawn for a couple of hours when it's only 85-90 (one of the two times of day when the mosquitos are at their worst though) if, in addition to the heat, there weren't a zillion mosquitos, a trillion yellow flies, a billion black flies and a million horse flies fighting over who gets to suck all our blood if we start out on a ride .
Oh, be thankful if it's cold enough to keep out the bugs 60% of your year

Yes , if it wasn't for the fact that I can graze my horses all year I'd wish we had more northern like weather. Can't have it all though, so I'll suffer with what I have and make the best of it . Just miss out on a lot of riding during the Summer.
Nov will come again eventually and with it great riding weather (with no bugs ) for another 4 months.

Ah, but we digress from the topic of shedding the Winter coat (and have focused on what it represents ). The beginning your better riding weather and the end of mine.

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post #19 of 153 Old 02-15-2013, 02:40 AM
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Mine are shedding, and since its Still only Feb, we are going to be broiled this summer. They usually start shedding in March . Wah.. I don't want 110 degrees heat
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post #20 of 153 Old 02-15-2013, 07:07 AM
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Nope, Scout is still fuzzy! I want his pretty summer coat to come in
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