Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares
This type of 'patchy' shedding can/does happen, often because of the weather. As long as the skin looks healthy there is nothing to worry about.
I agree. If there are no bumps or fungus and the skin is healthy she should be fine. I don't know what state you live in but we have been getting a lot of crazy weather. Its been in the 80s here when at this time of year it is usually in the 30s-40s. So the horses are shedding sooner and faster then usual. And from what other people have told me....the new hair just can't grow in as fast as the hair is shedding. I've been putting mtg on my mare's bald spots though. Figured it wouldn't hurt. Funny though....its only my ottb mare that this is happening to. My paint and the pony don't get bald spots. I think it is b/c the ottb was blanketed earlier then the other two...and didn't grow much of a winter coat.