Summer Coats and Winter Blankets

smellshorsey Archive on September 26, 2008, 18:21

(These two photos are of Lily riding my horse, Lucy.) "That's the softest horse I ever felt," the eight-year-old boy said, stroking Lucy, my nine-year-old TB. Her summer coat is so short and fine that it's almost like she doesn't have hair -- she's just gleaming chestnut marble -- until you touch her. And she is so very soft. Her hair is so short and fine it almost doesn't hold dirt. She looks like she's been show sheened even when she hasn't been groomed in a couple of weeks.

Buddy, on the other hand, has coarser, longer QH/TB hair. And he's nice and shiny because he's