As the days grow shorter, the diminishing sunlight triggers your horse to grow a winter coat. This built-in prompt means he is certain to grow a coat no matter what climate he lives in, warm or cold. It’s an amazing protective device for your horse, but for you, if you plan to continue training throughout the winter, a heavy coat means loads of extra work. It will take you far longer to cool your horse out, even after the shortest workout.
One way to cope with a winter coat is to clip it off. But with clipping comes certain responsibilities. Once you clip your hors
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