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Horsefeathers

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Are everyones else's minis already getting their winter coat? I am down here in SE Texas (where the heat index is around 105 most days), but I noticed about a week ago that BOTH of mini's are already getting longer thicker hair and shedding like crazy at the same time... is it just me???

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[SIZE=14pt]No, it's not just you. Ours have somewhat heavier coats but scratching and shedding just like spring. Guess it's the 100+ days we've been having.[/SIZE]
 

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My lot, including the foals, are half way into their winter coats- it has nothing to do with temperature, you see, it's to do with the number of hours of daylight. As the days shorten, the coats grow!!
 

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I'm in central NM and we are still hitting mid 90 temperatures for the most part.

My minis all, yes all 18 of them, started getting their coats almost a month ago. About 3 of them have half of their winter hair already


But no they are not shedding, just growing hair.
 
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Yep here to now getting dark around 9:30 or so here so hair is growing ugh.. i hate those big winter coats when i was in So Cal i was able to body clip year round but not here in ID so gotta learn to deal with it but i am not a fan of the yak look
 

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Yup mine too, I'm also in Idaho but near the MT and WY borders. Their hair is thickening up and started to get a little longer a few weeks ago!
 

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Even though we have some really high temps here our horses are getting winter coats.Feel sorry for them and just hoping it cools down real fast. Mary

Horsefeathers said:
Are everyones else's minis already getting their winter coat?  I am down here in SE Texas (where the heat index is around 105 most days), but I noticed about a week ago that BOTH of mini's are already getting longer thicker hair and shedding like crazy at the same time... is it just me???Chris B.

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102 over the weekend, with winter coats
I had the fans and misters going!!
 

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Mine too! It's been near 100 here for over a week, and they are shedding like crazy! It's sooo hard not to give them a clip, they are so miserable.

Does this mean we are going to have a really bad winter?

 

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It's kind of odd...it's getting dark around 8pm here and we've been having nights in the 50's yet my horses are merely sitting in their regular coats! They've been shedding a lot but I dont see any looong winter strands like what my neighbors mini's and I assume all of your mini's already have...whats wrong that mine are still sitting in regular coats?
 

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rabbitsfizz said:
My lot, including the foals, are half way into their winter coats- it has nothing to do with temperature, you see, it's to do with the number of hours of daylight.  As the days shorten, the coats grow!!
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People keep telling me that.. have been keeping a record of my minis for the last 5 years.. and there are variables up to a month.
Very careful to check the coat length and thickness. They are given the same feed and Vitamins over the years.

Either that or I just have some strange horses, or it is because I live in an area that normally gets lots of clouds..
 

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