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    01-22-2010, 08:41 PM
winter shedding?

Anyone else notice there horse shedding? Just 1 of my 3 so they are not all doing it. It has been in the upper 20's this week. This one just came from a heated barn and now is in a stall witha an outside run. The barn was 45 degrees and it was around 30 degrees for a week when I brought her home.
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    01-22-2010, 09:11 PM
Im in MN and I have blanketed (just medium weight and waterproof) my 2 paints all winter and I am noticing A LITTLE shedding on one of my boys face but that's it, I just chalked it up to some loose hairs, its really too early to be shedding actual winter coat.
    01-22-2010, 09:24 PM
Not yet. It was only really cold here 20-30 for about a 3 weeks with warm gaps so I have been medium blanketing and then using a sheet all winter and he didn't grow a heavy coat and isn't shedding yet. What fuz he does have I will be happy when it's gone!
    01-22-2010, 09:33 PM
I noticed Dobe shedding a little bit the other day when I curried him before a ride. I just put that up to the fact that it has warmed up to the 40s and 50s as opposed to being in the teens and single digits like it has been most the winter.
    01-22-2010, 10:00 PM
Two of mine are shedding quite a bit.
    01-22-2010, 10:05 PM
My old mare is shedding a little bit on the top of her back. I've heard that it's dependent on the hours of light, so they start shedding lightly when the days start getting longer. Not sure how accurate that is though, Soda hasn't started yet.
    01-22-2010, 11:39 PM
Yeah-- My Paint is shedding alot. I thought it was the weather confusing their bodies...
    01-23-2010, 01:31 AM
My two young ones are shedding a bit...odd too, because we have been getting rain and snow when they started...hahaha! BUT their internal clocks must know something we don't...they wouldn't be shedding if they didn't need to, even if it is just a bit for now.
    01-23-2010, 05:46 AM
Some of my horses and dogs are shedding right now.
    01-23-2010, 01:49 PM
Mine aren't shedding yet. Just wanted to point out, like another poster mentioned, that they shed according to daylight hours. It doesn't matter how hot/cold it is or how blanketed they are.

The days started getting longer Dec. 21, that tells their bodies that it's warmer longer, so they blow their coats.

I guess the more sensitive horses are starting?

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