horse been shedding coat when other horses are growing winter coat!?
The new mare we purchased in late June of this year has been shedding her coat. She has no signs of growing a winter coat yet and I am getting concerned because the weather is getting cooler. I have heard diet from a few people or allergies to her grain (stategy). She does not have scabs; rainrot or any other signs except shedding. She has been on pasture only with 1 lb of grain a day. I have a feeling the field she has been in might not be good enough quality...not sure. She was out in the richer field with the herd until she got mud fever on her back right which is white. That is cleared up now and she will be ready to go back out very soon with herd and in Nov they will start haying anyways for the winter months.
Any ideas or suggestions? I am thinking to start feeding her extra grain and start feeding her hay now; maybe a mix of grass/alfalfa and maybe a supplement for skin and coat. Can any one recommend a good supplement that would help? I do not want to have to blanket her all winter and her previous owner says she grows a very thick coat. Thank you all!