Healthy hair coat

Best practice

Fresh, clean water available at all times.  Horses will consume up to ten gallons per day per horse.  They drink a lot of water at a time, a few times a day.

Needs intervention

When a hair coat does not shed out in summer it is usually a sign of a metabolic disorder and should be assessed and treated.

Immediate jeopardy

Patchy hair, body sores  are signs of poor condition and parasites.  Lice can be detected by checking the mane and observing visible eggs the look like rice.