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Winter coat is coming in.

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    Originally posted by 2DogsFarm View Post

    You're welcome

    It IS fun!
    The National Drive (October pic) is a totally relaxed GTG with learning opportunities & miles of trails to drive at will.
    We get to play with CDE/Eventing Obstacles including 2 water hazards.
    Classes are just for fun - Carriage Dog (stuffed variety too) & Tacky Tack.
    Minis try to do a drive together. Referred to as The Swarm
    Last Fall there were 160 entries.
    Including lots of pairs, tandems & one 4-in-hand. So well over 200 horses, ponies, minis, mules & donkeys, all breeds & sizes.
    You get to see a variety of vehicles.
    And then there are vendors...
    BTW: riders are welcome too
    Wow, that is all I can say.

    Wish we had stuff like that around here, what a way to enjoy horses, of all sizes!

    Growing up in the mountains we farmed with horses and mules.
    At dawn we had a run to take the milk cans to the highway for the truck to pick them up.
    That was down hairy mountain trails, wearing out the rubber brakes.
    As kids were so proud when you were old enough to drive ... the horse and wagon.

    Wonderful to see some having fun driving around with their horses.


      Mine is shedding too. Not only that, but I have heard geese the last couple of mornings. That means fall is not far off.


        Originally posted by Obsidian Fire View Post
        Mine is shedding too. Not only that, but I have heard geese the last couple of mornings. That means fall is not far off.
        No geese or crane here yet.
        Then, we were 107 yesterday, over 100 the past days.
        Horses are sweating just standing there, no one has been riding in that.

        Most everyone anxiously waiting for fall to set in, tired of hot.
        Horses here better wait to get winter hair for a bit longer.


          My Arabian mare has started shedding as of today. No plush hair yet, though. I usually start feeling a change in her coat around the last week of August/first week of September. Then she takes about 2.5 months to grow her entire winter coat (she turns into a bear eventually) and takes about two months to shed out in the spring (early March-early May). Works well for crazy four-season weather. We're roughly around the 45th parallel, so pretty far north. At the earliest, we get flurries in October and have had snow as late as May. Some of the maple trees are starting to change color, too. I'm not ready!!!


            Originally posted by beowulf View Post
            Say it ain't so... Was currying my boy last night and, what do you know, he's shedding...

            I'm not ready for summer to end!!! We just started doing all the fun things again..

            On the plus side, he'll be growing in his normal dark chocolate coat.. I'll take that any day over his summer "graham cracker" hue. Since he lives out 24/7, and gets flysprayed daily, you can imagine how light his coat is right now..
            If you use Absorbine Ultra shield Fly Spray, it really does cut down on sun bleaching.

            No! I don't have stock in the Co.
            Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

            Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.