Horses properly cared for and groomed in the Spring, and unfortunately, those that are NOT
(From Clare's article archives, Circa 2010-2015)
-almost fully shed out-
***Note*** These horses receive NO supplements. They look this way from good hay, fresh water,
healthy exercise, grooming, & basic TLC.
Notice the gloss on this draft mare.
This mustang gelding is naturally a rather dull color, but you can clearly see the shine where he has shed out on his neck.
Still shedding out on his barrel and haunch.
This boy is almost fully shed out, just a bit left on his belly.
CAUTION: THE BELOW PHOTOS MAY BE DISTURBING! But, I think it is important for you to see how
incredibly important good basic care is. These photos were actually taken the same day, in the same town, so no climate difference effected each horse. None of the below horses are ill.
None of the below are rescue horses.
I intentionally took out the backgrounds and the faces,
so no one will know who or where the horse is.
I am not trying to blame, or point fingers, I am trying to help educate,
and to get the point across. Obviously Properly cared for #1
Obviously Properly cared for #2
Obviously Properly cared for #3
Obviously properly cared for #4:
And another, not so bad, but still in obvious need of TLC:
Those last four COULD look like the first four, with, once again: good hay, fresh water, healthy exercise, grooming, & basic TLC. Please take care of your horse. I know how hard it is to find the time and the energy. But, if you make it a priority, and put it in your daily appointment book, you can fit it in. Just half an hour, every other day is enough. I promise, you will feel so much better, and so will your horse.
As your horse's owner, protector, and care taker, you owe it to them.