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The heavier winter coat protects horses from the harsh weather, but when spring arrives it begins to loosen and fall out.

Shedding offers insights into a horse’s health

This annual event arrives with spring and can be a barometer for certain problems that need investigating

Reading Time: 3 minutes Shedding of a horse’s winter coat is a complex physiological process that can reveal information about the horse’s general health. Many — well actually all — horses look cosmetically ‘messy’ during the shedding period with a thorough shed usually occurring over a six- to eight-week period. This transition period often accompanies the fickle weather of […] Read more