Well, at the barn for the first time in almost two weeks today. There is no problem with Lucky getting a suitable winter coat in. Sadly, it’s also making it evident that he could also use a bath like yesterday. He has dandruff (which is probably a reflection of diet change) and his coat is now long and thick enough to get nice and dirty when he rolls. Right now, there’s powder snow on the ground again so he can’t get TOO dirty, but once the ground thaws I foresee lots of mud baths.
I saw no sign of any stomach troubles. If anything, I might suggest it’s time to start slowly upping his grain intake. He’s not super-skinny, but I suspect he’s not going to be an air fern, either. Especially as cold as it’s been getting–I’m getting frostbite on my face walking the dogs (who are enjoying increasingly longer walks. Good for Tucker, who needs to trim down, and good for me! I’m never motivated to exercise in the winter.)