Do I have to brush all the winter hair out?

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        06-02-2010, 08:24 PM
    Do I have to brush all the winter hair out?

    Citrus is funny with his hair.... right when we got him from North Dakota (we live in Colorado) he shed out a ton. Then because of the back and forth weather of Colorado, he sheds, then grows more hair. Now he is warm when I get him from the pasture.... almost sweaty.... do I really have to brush all his winter hair out or will it just fall out? I am just asking. I have tons of time and will continue grooming him completely everytime I see him.... I am just curious as to whether or not it will fall out on its own or is it my grooming that finishes the process.
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        06-02-2010, 10:16 PM
    It'll eventually come out on it's own when he rolls, but grooming definitely speeds up the process - I'd just keep brushing :)
        06-03-2010, 12:42 AM
    I personally can't stand coat that is ready to come out and is just sitting I groom lots!! Lol!

    I hadn't gone out to see the two two year olds for 3 days, as my duties here at the boarding school are done, so someone else has been caring for them; well I went out today and noticed that one was absolutely filthy, so I grabbed the brushes, and groomed them; I got a ton of coat out of the boy, as well as lots of dirt...apparently with the hotter weather he's shedding out more coat, and has been itchy, so he's been rolling! Yes, it will shed out on it's own, but grooming will certainly help it along, AND I think makes the horse feel alot less itchy!

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