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post #1 of 4 Old 03-31-2012, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Will this ruin her summer coat?

I have a weanling filly that was born in August. Not only does she have a winter coat, but she still has baby fuzz. She's going to a show soon, and I don't want her looking like a woolly mammoth.
Would it be a bad idea to trim her coat? Not body clip; you make the clippers go with the hair instead of against. But would this affect her coat in the summer? She is a red roan, if that makes a difference.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-31-2012, 10:41 PM
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I would full body clip her. Going with the hair is likely to make her look like a goofball. The hair typically grows back in quite quickly, within a matter of 2-4 weeks. It won't affect her summer coat at all. If you have a show in a month or two, just clip the hair off and she'll be good to go when you hit the show ring!

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The few foal shows I've been to have all requested the foals be natural, shaggy coat and all!
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post #4 of 4 Old 04-01-2012, 08:58 AM
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Put her in the barn at night with lots of lighting close to her and extend the "daylight" hours. Not all night, but to 9:30-10pm and on before 6. That should encourage her to drop her coat. Lots of currying to stimulate blood circulation to the skin.
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