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  • Should i be concerned that my horse is shedding his winter coat in february?

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    02-16-2012, 02:32 PM
  #11
Showing
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Originally Posted by mftowner06    
We'll see - shop vac interesting!!! So you just keep the nozzle there so it will suck up the loose hairs while you brush? And I am definetly going to try those block thingys....
Yep. I get a bunch loose with the block and suck it up with the vac as I go. Once they aren't shedding as heavily I put a rubber grooming attachment on them and just use the vac.
     
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    02-16-2012, 02:54 PM
  #12
Weanling
All of mine are shedding. Poor Charlie has the longest hair of all of them and he is sweating so im sure he is glad to be getting rid of some hair. I can't wait to see him in the summer when he got his winter fuzz his coat was still in the ugly duckling stage.
     
    02-16-2012, 03:32 PM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by mftowner06    
I noticed the other when I was out at the barn that my horses have already started shedding. Are your horses starting to shed as well?

And we didn't have much of a winter here so I am concerned about this up coming summer, I think the bugs are going to be horrible!!!
My horse started shedding in January, and he barely had a winter coat this year.
     
    02-16-2012, 04:52 PM
  #14
Super Moderator
This winter has been ridiculous in the UK! It has, until a few cold days (-20F) over the last couple of weeks, it has been warmer than I can ever remember.
My working horses are all clipped and rugged, usually I first clip in October, then before Christmas and trim any long whiskers end of January. I clipped late because most had not grown a full winter coat, a couple I did not clip until November and they have been done only once, the early ones twice and now mid February they are all nearly in summer coats. Nothing has grown any whiskers!
Two brood mares that are not rugged are shedding heavily as are the young horses.

We have had two hens and a duck hatch a brood each - in January!
     
    02-16-2012, 05:02 PM
  #15
Foal
My horse actually started a few weeks ago...huge tufts of hair. I am wondering if he is off schedule since it is his first "real"winter in Michigan...he has never been north of kentucky before
     
    02-16-2012, 06:33 PM
  #16
Yearling
Grace has lost almost all of her woolie...except for her belly. I've been covered in grey hair for weeks, it's become part of my wardrobe. Even my kids are covered in it and they don't even go to the barn!
     
    02-16-2012, 07:05 PM
  #17
Started
My poor little guy is so confused, he will shed and then bam its negative out and then its almost like he holds on to what left of his hair and its 50F out hahah he doesnt no what to do!
     
    02-17-2012, 12:31 AM
  #18
Foal
We've only had a few cold cold nights - but mostly we've had decent weather - this week it's suppose to be in the mid 50 to low 60's -

The bugs are going to bad this summer :(
     

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