Horses and Seasonal Shedding

Depending on where in the world your horse is located, the time of shedding may vary. Even though the coat change is often associated with seasonal transitions and temperature differences, hair growth is actually mostly influenced by daylight and the number of sunlight hours per day. In general, horses start shedding their summer coat in January-February, into the spring, to later make room for a thicker winter coat sometime between August and November.

For some horses, the coat change may go unnoticed, while others are significantly affected. Some horses may become tired and downcast. Many may lose weight and muscle, as the body prioritizes moulting over building muscles and maintaining weight, especially in the spring. It is highly individual - so keep an eye on your horse's needs.



Horses and Seasonal Shedding

Depending on where in the world your horse is located, the time of shedding may vary. Even though the coat change is often associated with seasonal transitions and temperature differences, hair growth is actually mostly influenced by daylight and the number of sunlight hours per day. In general, horses start shedding their summer coat in January-February, into the spring, to later make room for a thicker winter coat sometime between August and November.

For some horses, the coat change may go unnoticed, while others are significantly affected. Some horses may become tired and downcast. Many may lose weight and muscle, as the body prioritizes moulting over building muscles and maintaining weight, especially in the spring. It is highly individual - so keep an eye on your horse's needs.



Supplements that are said to facilitate

It is said that supplementation of B-vitamins during the horse's shedding period can help and facilitate the horse's energy and protein conversion during this, for the body, challenging period.


B-vitamines

B-Vitamin Liquid
15
From €10.19 From €11.99
Shy Feeder B-Vitamin
From €15.99
B-Vitamin Total
15
Eclipse Biofarmab
From €12.74 From €14.99
B-Vitamin Pellets 1000 g
15
€12.74 €14.99
Thiamine
15
Eclipse Biofarmab
From €43.34 From €50.99
Thiamine 500g
15
Trikem
€13.59 €15.99
B-Feeder Liquid
15
Eclipse Biofarmab
From €11.04 From €12.99

B-vitamines

B-Vitamin Liquid
15
From €10.19 From €11.99
Shy Feeder B-Vitamin
From €15.99
B-Vitamin Total
15
Eclipse Biofarmab
From €12.74 From €14.99
B-Vitamin Pellets 1000 g
15
€12.74 €14.99
Thiamine
15
Eclipse Biofarmab
From €43.34 From €50.99
Thiamine 500g
15
Trikem
€13.59 €15.99
B-Feeder Liquid
15
Eclipse Biofarmab
From €11.04 From €12.99

Grooming is the most effective

What helps the most to get rid of the old coat quickly is to groom the horse more. Shedding can also cause itching for the horse, so more intense grooming during these periods is usually highly appreciated for that reason. In addition to classic grooming brushes and curry combs, a sweat scraper is an effective tool to remove excess fur.


Brushes, Shedding Blades & Stripping Stones

Multi-Brush HG Black
Horse Guard
€2.25
Curry Comb HG Black
€3.25
Coat Scraper Furminator HG
€42.95
Dandy Brush Icelandic Extra Stiff Bristles
10
€19.79 €21.99
Coat Scraper Black/Turquoise
10
€20.69 €22.99

Brushes, Shedding Blades & Stripping Stones

Multi-Brush HG Black
Horse Guard
€2.25
Curry Comb HG Black
€3.25
Coat Scraper Furminator HG
€42.95
Metal Sweat Scraper HG Black
€6.95
Island Brush HG Purple
€6.95
Curry Comb SoftTouch HG Grey/Black
From €4.95
Coat Scraper Black/Turquoise
10
€20.69 €22.99


Clipping

Some horse owners choose to clip their horse, partly to help the horse get rid of the shedding coat. This should be delayed until the process of shedding is complete, as the horse's overall condition can otherwise be negatively affected, and the new coat may become poor as a result. Once the process is complete, you can, however, advantageously clip your horse and continue to clip it regularly until the next shedding period. This, among other things, reduces your horse's sweating during work and helps it dry faster afterward.


Clippers & Accessories

Cordless Trimmer Admire
€134.99
Mini Clipper Pico
€13.99
FarmClipper4 Corded Clipper
€208.99
Clipper Oil 100ml
€6.99
Clipper Oil 500ml
€13.99

Clippers & Accessories

Cordless Trimmer Admire
€134.99
Mini Clipper Pico
€13.99
FarmClipper4 Corded Clipper
€208.99
Clipper Oil 100ml
€6.99
Clipper Oil 500ml
€13.99






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