I really enjoy watching the changes the horses' coats go through as the seasons change, and all the individual variations in color and texture. We are now done with the sleek, thin, flat coats of summer. The shedding is mostly done, and all the horses are getting fuzzy as the beginnings of their winter coats grow in. Some of the horses get very heavy winter coats - Blackjack and Joe particularly, and Lily and Norman when they were living here - I wonder if their coats will be sparser in Tennessee? Neither Dawn nor Noble gets a very long coat, although Dawn gets long guard hairs, especially on her jaw.
by Fran Jurga | 28 December 2008 | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog Observations and filming of horses on different surfaces and wearing different shoes has been convincing evidence of the variations of horses' running styles and their adapta... Read Post
I discovered this after yesterday :). Well I had been aware, but the extreme extent of shedding season was made known to me after yesterday, that is a better way of putting it. The coat I wore out to the pasture to groom my horses r... Read Post
All my horses are in their fine summer coats. I've had a number of bay horses, but never a chestnut in my entire history, and now I have two, and I'm enjoying their colors. Today my horses were in paddocks while I was picking stalls... Read Post