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post #1 of 11 Old 04-24-2014, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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will my foal shed this summer?

Hi, I am new to having a foal. She was born Jan.14 2014 so she's almost 4mths old. I live in California and summer weather usually is anywere from 87-115 degrees. She still has her fuzz and when I give her rubbs I can feel her sweating sometimes. Will she shed or does her bby fuzz not like a winter coat? She's pretty fuzzy, and she is not shedding one bit. Thank you for reading!
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-25-2014, 05:26 AM
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Our foal last year (4/20/13) basically stayed fuzzy all summer/fall/winter and is just starting to shed this year, and yes, he did sweat a lot.
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Baby has reached an age where he should start shedding that mess. If he doesn't soon, you may need to body clip him. It isn't good for them to overheat.
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Foals born in the winter will grow a thicker coat. They usually start to shed it around May/ June time.
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So if she doesnt start to shed by june , is that okay?? I only ask cause I've herd that some foals do not shed till they are a yearlings? But I can't imagine her going through 98 degree weather with such a thick fuzz going on, also people say its bad to shave a foal. Is this true?
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This week is going to be 89 degrees. And she sweats at 80! Lol
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So if she doesnt start to shed by june , is that okay?? I only ask cause I've herd that some foals do not shed till they are a yearlings? But I can't imagine her going through 98 degree weather with such a thick fuzz going on, also people say its bad to shave a foal. Is this true?
Clip short, don't shave to the skin. I would not wait for June. And you don't have to do the whole baby, just neck and most of the body. Baby may look funny for a while, but baby will be happier.
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My two yearlings were rubbing the fence to try and get the fuzz off, so I clipped them, they seem much happier now and look great!
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Last year...we had very hot weather and my filly just sweat like crazy. So at 3 months...I clipped her.

She felt so much better. And so did I.
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For some reason minis don't usually shed very well until they're 2 but I've never had one of my horse foals not shed. Usually around 4-5 months old.

This has been a weird year for shedding though (at least for my herd) so I'm not placing any bets. It will get warm and mine will start to shed then it will get cold again and it's like they latch on to whatever winter hair they have left and stop shedding, then it will get warm again and they'll start shedding a little more. It's crazy and supposed to be cold and rainy again next week.
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