10 Things to Know About Your Horse’s Hair Coat

Casie

Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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9 Responses

  1. Lauren says:

    Great article, as always! I am excited to read the other one you mentioned comparing the differences in equine coat hair. We just brought home a 5 month old mule to join our horse herd and although I “knew” there were differences we have been absolutely fascinated learning what those differences are.

  2. Liz Stopp says:

    Good article Cassie, Also I think people need to be aware of the TCM point of view, the skin is the second lung. All too often horses in winter wear rugs 24hrs a day, no fresh air getting to the skin. I have tried on so many occasions to make people understand !!

  3. Shelley S. says:

    Jus FYI as someone who was immersed in the draft world for a number of years. It’s actually “feather” singular, not ‘feathers” plural. Birds have feathers, horses have feather.

  4. Jinx says:

    Great concise article, with lots of good info including the problem with blanketing in winter and other things we do. Thanks so much.

  5. Jürgen Grande says:

    Blanketing also limits the natural producing of vitamin D induced by solar radiation on the horse’s coat.

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