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post #21 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 10:53 AM
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My guy is starting to shed- it's nuts. White hair everywhere. The only problem though is it's only February- I'm sure it's going to be cold again and snow before spring. He'll be a wee bit chilly if that happens!

We've had the strangest winter this year..
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post #22 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 11:20 AM
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My Welsh Mountain pony gets the fuzzies even being in coastal Texas! I swear his fur is atleast 2" long, which make for great pony hugs! He's not shedding yet, though, maybe cause of all the rain...
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post #23 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 11:28 AM
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I always look so professional though, when I have huge clumps of brown, black, white, and red hairs sticking to the horse snot and slobber all over my shirt! My riders and their parents are always so impressed.
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post #24 of 32 Old 02-16-2012, 11:32 AM
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Awh im jealous.. im not there yet.. ground is still covered in ice and snow :( soon... my time of mouth full of horse hair..which you never know how it got there.. and all over my nice black work clothes... will be covered
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post #25 of 32 Old 02-17-2012, 11:23 AM
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What is even funnier is the first warm day when people line up at the wash rack to give a bath and the horses are at the height of shedding. The spray from the hose ends up plastering hair all over the walls of the wash rack :)
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post #26 of 32 Old 02-17-2012, 11:37 AM
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Went out this morning to feed and brush, IT'S STARTED! Mangy looking beasties!

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post #27 of 32 Old 02-17-2012, 11:46 AM
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My guy is starting to shed- it's nuts. White hair everywhere. The only problem though is it's only February- I'm sure it's going to be cold again and snow before spring. He'll be a wee bit chilly if that happens!

We've had the strangest winter this year..

It's so weird this year...Half the time when I get up in the morning or go out for lunch at work it already feels like spring. I hope this is it for our winter...
My guy is blanketed so no thick winter coat this year. His neck is pretty fuzzy though but he hasn't started shedding out yet. I just can't wait...
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post #28 of 32 Old 02-17-2012, 11:52 AM
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Errr...I actually like the shedding process. Not so much the hair in the mouth/eyes/everywhere-it-shouldn't-be, but rather the great satisfaction I feel when the slick, shiney, summer coat starts coming through.

Grooming muddy hairy ponies is one of my favorite stress relievers!
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post #29 of 32 Old 02-17-2012, 02:56 PM
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I love it when Mudpie starts looking like he was pulled backwards through a thorn bush!

The hills were bathed in moonlight, the shadows not so stark;
Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
I love you, Mudpie!
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post #30 of 32 Old 02-17-2012, 05:28 PM
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I did a couple of hours of grooming today and left the landscape littered with huge balls of white fluffy stuff. The robins will be thrilled that I have taken their nest building requirements under consideration!
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