Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979
My horses are starting to get their winter coats already (and it's still in the 90s here...). Does his seem thicker or a bit more fuzzy? If so, that could be it.
Temperature has nothing to do with winter coats; it's the amount of daylight.
The days started getting shorter right after the longest day of the year, which is in June. Horses start shedding out their summer coats then. You just don't notice it until late August or early September.
They also start shedding out their winter coats after the shortest day of the year, which is in December, because the days are getting longer.
Temps are immaterial. The length of days determines the shedding/growing of winter and summer coats.