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  • Anyone shedding?

    Is anyone's horse shedding out? My gray has all these short white hairs coming off all over. Especially all over me.
    There is no snooze button on a cat that wants breakfast.

  • #2
    ya been shedding a while. Really my guy sheds a tiny bit all summer long. But now he's really blowing out his coat and has gotten these super loffly dapples. I need to get a pic of them!


    • #3
      My one mare started shedding a few weeks ago, just a little. Now both are. Blah.


      • #4
        Yeah, noticed a couple starting to shed this past weekend - Fall's a comin'!
        You're entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts!


        • #5
          Yep, big time! I have one more show left end of October so I hope he doesn't get too fuzzy!


          • #6
            Yep! My mare's starting to get rid of the summer hair.. soooo excited! I love fall and winter.
            Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!


            • #7
              Yep, just today I noticed my guy's short little summer hairs shedding out all over. Maybe that means we will get some cooler temps down here in SC?


              • #8
                Yup - my guy is ejecting little black hairs everywhere. I noticed a couple weeks ago - right when I noticed that it was getting dark by the time I was leaving the barn. Boo - Fall is coming.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by sublimequine View Post
                  Yep! My mare's starting to get rid of the summer hair.. soooo excited! I love fall and winter.
                  lol! I thought I was the only one!

                  I am so excited for Yak Season! I love my furry beasts!
                  I Loff My Quarter Horse & I love Fenway Bartholomule cliques

                  Just somebody with a positive outlook on life...go ahead...hate me for that.


                  • #10
                    Mine is the opposite !

                    It's coming into Spring here in Australia, and we're all shedding our winter coats !

                    Our lot are still really fuzzy. They're starting to get better though.

                    Will be nice and sleek for our November HT Since it's so hot they always waive jackets


                    • #11
                      Yeap, my horses are starting shed!


                      • #12
                        I was brushing the little paint mare i am working with at school yesterday and i thought it was snowing as she is almost all white


                        • #13
                          The older horse is shedding his summer hair. Daughter had an Equestrian Team competitions last weekend, and one class was bareback English. She hopped down and had bright red fur-seat breeches!! Everyone laughed at how much sweaty hair he left on her after the class.

                          I made sure to stay upwind of him, hair was leaving him with just a breeze blowing! Enough to choke you.

                          He is always the first to react to shorter day length, with shedding a couple weeks before the others. He gets a big winter coat even though he doesn't live in Canada on the Great Plains anymore. Never believes that it won't be -40F come snow down here, like in his past life.


                          • #14
                            Rats, yes. I love summer coat when Cloudy is almost bald. Easier to clean up manure stains. He's been shedding his tiny few hairs for 2 weeks.

                            Farmers' Almanac says it will be a cold winter?

                            One time in the checkout line at a grocery store, the checkout lady and the bag boy had a dispute over whether all the white hairs on me were from my dogs or cats and I told them it was horsehair.


                            • #15
                              My old ones have been shedding for about three weeks--and this is in Mississippi. The younger ones really haven't started yet.
                              "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
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                              • #16
                                Mine have been since the 1st week in August, same as every year.
                                Click here before you buy.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                                  Mine have been since the 1st week in August, same as every year.
                                  Wow that's early! Are you far North in MI?
                                  Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!


                                  • #18
                                    No, we're in the SW corner, about 100 miles south of the 45th parallel. So pretty close to halfway between the equator and the North Pole.

                                    But my horses have begun shedding in early-mid August for as long as I've been paying attention, including when I lived in St. Louis.
                                    Click here before you buy.


                                    • #19
                                      Yep, white hair all over my clothes too. I don't see any point in fighting it anymore... does anyone have suggestions of colors to wear that don't show the white as much? Something that goes well with green slobber?


                                      • Original Poster

                                        xitmom, white with green trim.
                                        There is no snooze button on a cat that wants breakfast.