Even Wild Horses Need a Brand New Coat for Winter (4K)
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Even Wild Horses Need a Brand New Coat for Winter (4K)

December 4, 2019


[BIRDS CHIRPING] NARRATOR: With
winter on its way, this horse has begun
shedding dead hair and growing in a thicker coat. The horse’s pituitary
gland recognizes the shift in daylight hours, and produces
a hormone that triggers the increased hair growth. It’s an itchy process
for the horse. Horses need to keep their
coat well-groomed all year. It regulates body
temperature, and protects against the elements. Horses also produce
pheromones that make it possible to
identify other herd members from as far as 400 feet away. Of course, there’s always
an itch that you just can’t reach without a little help. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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  1. I read that Norwegians have learned horses to ask for an extra coat when they get cold and also learned them to tell when they want the coat removed. They use two signs, on black and one white, the horses can touch to tell what they want.

  2. My horse is actually shedding her winter coat right now, she tries to rub all over me because she's so itchy! lucky for her we have a shedding brush to help to get rid of it 🙂

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