Moulting???

pottamus

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My lad has started to shed hairs of his coat...does he know something I dont or is it just that everything is confused because we have had no cold weather? Anyone elses horses starting to shed a bit?
 

Polos Mum

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Just posted this on the light at 5pm thread - yep mine has his coat coming out in handfuls. I'd love to believe him as we've barely even had a frost yet but sadly I suspect it's more to do with the day length than his weather forecasting.

Actually cancel that I'd like some cold weather so we can be mud free for a few days.
 

Tess Love

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My lad has started to shed hairs of his coat...does he know something I dont or is it just that everything is confused because we have had no cold weather? Anyone elses horses starting to shed a bit?
Out of interest what breed is he as friends NF is moulting like mad but my Welsh D nothing?
 

HaffiesRock

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This time last year a similar thread came out and I remember posting that my yak was still holding on to his hair, only to find him the next day in full on moult! So I expect my NF and Haffy will start shedding tomorrow, followed by the freezing weather the next day!
 

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The only one of mine moulting is the one fully clipped and living out in a m/w neckless rug, who is losing the regrowth.
 

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Mine change coat colour very slightly a few days before they start shedding. Noticed it a few days ago - sure enough, they've started losing the fur today.
 

TandD

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Yep....roll on the hairy human! All be finished by May......then July hits and I'm back to looking like some yeti x chimp thing!

Soooo one last clip of the winter coming up!
 

Spot_the_Risk

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Clipped on Saturday (just a bib) as the veteran with a coat like a mammoth is starting to shed - I noticed a build up of loose hair behind the saddle today when OH was riding. The two youngers ones are hanging onto their much thinner coats.
 

crazyhorse37

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Mine always starts on the shortest day of the year. Most of the horses at my yard are moulting a little already. It's to do with the daylight hours, as soon as the days get lighter it triggers them to start loosing their coat - totally normal.
 

MochaDun

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It's the change in the length of daylight that kicks off the moult - shortest day was a month ago. Like others, my native/cob cross underway since then - though amount of hair he does shed of a day seems to be based on the temperature variance at the moment.
 
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