Hi all, I have a 12 year old Chambertin mare, dam sire, Lord Calando, black/very dark bay, a little high strung but overall very sweet. We have only had her a few months, she came from Virginia and we are in New Jersey, they told us when we got her that she does not sweat enough. Now I am finding that she seems to sweat fine, but her coat is getting thicker even now when we are entering summer. I am thinking about clipping her but I don’t want to mess up her natural hair growth/shed pattern.
Has anyone had any experience like this? Maybe with a relative of hers? Or one with similar breeding/bloodlines? Might not have anything to do with her genetics, but I wanted to put them on here just to put in as many facts as possible in case someone has had a similar, maybe metobolic problem. The only thing that came to mind for me was cushings, but the hair growth is the only indicator, and I have never heard of a horse this young with cushings. Any input would be great! Or an opinion about whether you think I should clip her or see if she acclimates on her own. Thanks all!