Mine's getting fuzzy and starting to get her fall dapples I *love* her fall coat because it's so plushy and soft. Every year she has more white in her winter coat, reminding me that neither she nor I will live forever.... We are, respectively, 13 and 47, so hardly entering our decrepitude, but it's good to have that reminder anyway.
One of the other horses at the barn shed out his summer coat before his winter coat started growing in, and spent about a week nearly naked, poor fellow! But he's a grey paint (I know, WHY?) and his "naked" time is the only time of the year you can see his cool markings. In another 6 weeks he'll be a furry white bear.
---- "You have to have experiences to gain experience."
My horse is totally in her fall coat. The only thing I hate about her shedding seasons is it makes her skin SO sensitive. She recently got a bad boot rub ( after wearing these same boots for a year no prob) and my leather half chaps will rub her too. At no other time during the year is this an issue!
Under a rock, up in the hills of Sage, So. Calif, southeast of Hemet & north east of Temecula
Oh yes, I love the plush velvet feel and look with the intense color that they get this time of year. The hairs are short yet, but very thick.
Anytime now, they will start seeking out shade. They ignore the shade all summer, even when temps are in the 100's, but now with the hair coming in, they will start wanting the shade.
There is no such thing as "bad" horsemanship or "good" horsemanship. There is simply Horsemanship or the absence thereof.
I've got one in full fuzz right now. Sure is soft, but I can't wait to buzzzzzzz it allllll off! Cooling out is a real chore and is about to get worse since it is going to be unseasonably warm for the next week I'm trying to wait it out as long as possible so I only have to clip him two times this year!