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        01-03-2012, 09:44 PM
      #11
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Iain    
    It's going to be a hairy spring for you, and it should be okay come Spring, just be prepared to groom A LOT. It should be a normal shed though. It's pretty funny to see the clumps lying on the ground afterwards
    Oh, the BO is just going to LOVE that! Lol He is anal about keeping the ground clean at the front of the barn where everyone ties and grooms their horses (keeping up appearances and all that).
         
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        01-03-2012, 09:59 PM
      #12
    Showing
    My palamino mare grew a coat like a grizzly. Come spring the hair would be flying off her. Getting within 20' of her without getting a faceful was nigh unto impossible. When she rolled, she'd leave literally a blanket of hair on the ground. One would expect to see a bald horse, but no, she seemed as wooly as ever. For those of you who consume horse hair, try asking a health professional if it qaulifies as fiber.
         
        01-03-2012, 10:00 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Rodeo turns into a little fluff ball!! I got him in February, so his summer coat was exciting for me to see as I've never gotten to see it until then. I too was just looking at some pics from the summer.....hes gone from this....



    To this...plus some!!



    Not sure about the double coat tho, can you take a pic?
         
        01-03-2012, 10:04 PM
      #14
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by csimkunas6    
    Rodeo turns into a little fluff ball!! I got him in February, so his summer coat was exciting for me to see as I've never gotten to see it until then. I too was just looking at some pics from the summer.....hes gone from this....



    To this...plus some!!



    Not sure about the double coat tho, can you take a pic?
    I'll try to get a good pic tomorrow. I have a pic of him that was taken about a month ago and you can see how wooly he is, though. It's a cell phone pic, so it isn't great...and he's covered in mud...as usual. Lol He's also even woolier than that now! O.o
         
        01-03-2012, 10:04 PM
      #15
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    Oh, the BO is just going to LOVE that! Lol He is anal about keeping the ground clean at the front of the barn where everyone ties and grooms their horses (keeping up appearances and all that).

    I rake it up as I groom my horses just outside the riding arena. If I leave it, it blows across the yard onto the lawn & looks horrible, like ripped clothing or something. I would definitely make anyone indoors sweep up their "trailings".
         
        01-03-2012, 10:06 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    I'll try to get a good pic tomorrow. I have a pic of him that was taken about a month ago and you can see how wooly he is, though. It's a cell phone pic, so it isn't great...and he's covered in mud...as usual. Lol He's also even woolier than that now! O.o


    Gotta love cell phones!! LOL

    I think its interesting to see their winter coat vs summer coat....I always forget how much thicker he looks with a winter than he does with his summer!! I miss the summer coat already!!! Hhah
         
        01-03-2012, 10:08 PM
      #17
    Trained
    It's not indoors, it's just in front of the barn, but it's where anyone who comes to the barn has to walk to get to the office, so he likes it clean. Which I completely understand. It's just going to be interesting (especially with the wind we get in the spring) to try to keep Aires' hair corralled. Lol
         
        01-03-2012, 10:09 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Oh some of it is going to blow away. It's organic though lol!
         
        01-04-2012, 03:51 PM
      #19
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by csimkunas6    
    Not sure about the double coat tho, can you take a pic?
    Okay, so I forgot my regular camera (wasn't planning on stopping by the barn today, honestly), but I took a cell phone pic of Aires' double coat. This is a section on his left shoulder. You can see the hair on top looks like regular hair, but then underneath is whitish-gray downy fluff.


    And just for fun (excuse how muddy he is...if there's mud, he'll find it)...BUBBLE-BUTT!
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        01-04-2012, 04:23 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Aww your fuzzy guy is adorable!

    I clipped Oliver so I didn't have to deal with that hair of his, also part mammoth! Hehe

    Oliver still gets as dirty as he can just for me to use the curry on him to get all his itchies! With his short clipped coat it only takes a stiff brush to get the dried mud off ;) I just spoil him and everyone laughs at his silly ichie faces he makes when I groom him! (he also has a hood so he gets a very very itchy neck.....and some serious hood hair going on! He needs to go ti the salon for him mane!) hehehe
         

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