The temperatures in the Boston area are expected to be in the 70s in the coming week — after being in the high 60s earlier this week. It’s not often that I can ride in shirt sleeves in March and feel hot!
Not to complain, but the heat is getting to Freedom, too. Although I trace clipped him in the fall, he’s furry enough now that he’s really getting hot from even a modest work out. He’s not really shedding yet, no matter how vigorously I groom him.
I’ve been eying his winter coat all week and just itching to take my clippers to him but then the temperatures dropped and it was raw and rainy.
Now I’m tempted to give him a bath on Sunday and then cut it all off. I’m not crazy about the color of a recently clipped chestnut, but there’s plenty of time for his summer coat to grow in.
Do you let your horse shed naturally? Or do you take matters into your own hands and clip?