This is not the most flattering photo of my usually photogenic boy: he's standing in a bit of a dip so he looks super downhill in his build. His normally bright white coat is looking rather dingy, and his silvery tail is looking quite thin and puny. The hair pile is pretty impressive though.
We've changed our show plans a bit, so our first competition of 2016 is actually in two weeks. I sure hope most of that dingy winter coat is gone by then. No matter how clean he is, no amount of special shampoos can brighten an end of winter coat.
Are horses in your neck of the woods shedding as heavily, or do they hold on to their coats just a little bit longer?