Your horse is losing clumps of hair when you groom him! I didn’t give Baron a bath this weekend, but I did groom him pretty well, especially his legs. When I went over him with the curry comb, big puffs of hair and clouds of dust were coming off. He hasn’t had a bath in months and he is sooooo dusty. His coat is so full of dust that it doesn’t have a lot of shine to it. His legs had thick Georgia clay caked on and I got most of it off, although his white socks remain a dull shade of orange. Lovely. And it’s not like I don’t groom him! He gets brushed really well at least once a week, but when a horse rolls as much as mine does, there’s no getting him clean without a good ole fashioned bath.
On a better note, his weight gain is evident when I groom him. He used to swish his tail and pull his ears back when I used the currycomb on him. He was so bony, I’m sure it was uncomfortable, especially over his ribs. He’s fattened up enough to where he doesn’t seem to mind the curry comb. No ear pinning and no tail swishing. Yay!