Wednesday, March 2, 2011

let the shedding begin

I made it to the barn for a short time yesterday to restock Nina's feed and turn her out for a run and a roll.  I took a brush and ran it ineffectively over her and was surrounded by a cloud of hair.  The brush was full in one stroke, hair everywhere.  Winter is far from over, Colorado gets its major snowfall in the spring, in March and April, but the really cold weather should be over and it is two plus months since winter solstice so the shedding begins in earnest.   Shortly the sleek shiny horses will emerge from their worn out winter hair, many will turn a different color.  Shedding much at your place yet?

7 comments:

  1. The cartoon is perfect! Sounds there's a lot of brushing in your future. ;)

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  2. Bailey started shedding at the end of Jan. Cadence doesn't get clipped, because she doesn't get a winter coat. I can't wait to see her summer coat though, from the pictures I've seen, she turns a really light almost on the verge of buckskin colour, instead of the really red bay colour that she is right now.

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  3. Everyone is shedding and I'm jealous. Ozzy doesn't give up his hair til mid-May.

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  4. YES. I ran a shedding blade over my guy today and had 4" of hair on the ground.

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  5. We've got a good bit of shedding going on - it started about 3 weeks ago.

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  6. Shedding like crazy here. I have to use the shedding blade before the brush. I can't wait for the shiny summer coats to emerge! (and the hair to leave)

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  7. I love the cartoon! We've been enduring the shedding monster for about a month now. I want to give the beast a bath but I can't stand the thought of putting my nice cooler on a shedding horse. Can't wait for the transformation to be complete.

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