Question by  Satish (17)

How much horse shedding is normal?


Answer by  MrsShannonHarrell (768)

Horses generally shed two times per year, in spring loosing all winter hair, revealing a short, slick summer coat, and in fall, loosing the shorter hair, growing in the heavy winter coat. No bald patches should appear anywhere on the body during this time.


Answer by  marty17 (56)

The amount of shedding varies between horses. It greatly depends on how much hair has been grown throughout the winter. If your horse was blanketed and/or indoors it will have far less hair to shed than a horse that was outdoors and not blanketed for the winter.


Answer by  tarrenj (17)

A horse sheds different amounts depending on what time of year it is. In the winter time they shed much less because they must keep their coats for winter. In summer time horses don't need as much hair because it is much warmer.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

A horse will generally shed it's coat after the winter months during the spring after it's been warm for a while. While you will think it's a lot of hair, the colder the climate the thicker the winter coat), if your horse is balding call the vet.


Answer by  Hoboanddojo (111)

Depending on the breed of horse it could be different, and depending on the season. Most horses shed more in the summer, to cool off, but some horses shed all year roung.


Answer by  vjld4 (18)

There are many different factors to take into consideration about a horse shedding and how much. When a horse sheds it has to do with hormonal changes that can be tied to how long the day is and how much exercise it gets.


Answer by  xtremetree (306)

Winter time brings alot more extra hair to a horse. That means a lot of hair loss in the spring. As long as he still has hair he is fine.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

That totally depends on the horse I had an old mare that got alot of really long hair in the winter and when she would shed out in the spirng she would be almost bald until the summer hair grew in my daughters gelding loses very littl.

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