Who thought having to kneal down in front of a hind leg while trying to fasten a zipper that close to a sheath or udder was a good idea?
When I look at products like this that actually make it to market, I wonder how many people said Yes before we said Hellz-to-the-obvious-No.
Hilarious! I was actually worried for that guy's safety and well-being during the video... If it was cheaper, I would buy one just so I could sew a cape to the withers and torture my horse with at on Halloween!
Hmm... If they were cheaper I'd buy one for my mare. Not because of the claims they make, but because she is about 60% white and keeping her clean pre-show is nearly impossible. Maybe with this thingy I'd only have to bathe her once.
If the thing was safe for turnout (ie. not covered in zippers and easily ripped) I could totally see my gelding loving one... he gets so miserable about flies touching him anywhere!
You turn him out without a flysheet on in the summer he'll gallop around until he essentially collapses.
I want a (cheaper) turnout version!
Also great fodder for Costume classes in the future... hmmm...
It might be nice to be able to take it off and throw it in the washer and have a clean horse underneath. Seeing as how today I ended up just carving out a clean spot for my saddle and calling it good enough....
Since this is what I'm usually dealing with:
Hay List wore won, too. Apparently the connections saw a difference.
Black Caviar wore it on the 30 hour flight from Australia to England:
And this is how you put it on, duh. ;)
Ah but this could act as Spanx for your pasture puffs....make them appear less puffy, more Olympic starter like :)
SA did you really use a Dirt Devil? I've seen one grooming vacuum in my life and never thought there was a point to it, after all the horse in question was kept up and only got to roll in the nice arena footing. But anything that makes it easier to get those big mud clods off without turning me into a close imitation of a coal miner would be good. Blankets are OK but mud happens when it's warmer.
I wonder how the other horses react to the superman horse or do they notice?
That thing looks like hell to get out of if they have to pee...
it doen't do right up under the uder or sheath. leaves room
um, I am speechless
How dumb do they think people are? "Will reduce warmup time". No it won't!!! Certainly not after the amount of time it takes me to put the thing on and take it off again. I'm better off handwalking with a quarter sheet or something.
I remember back in the day when the fly sheets with the hoods first came out.
I put one on my jumper mare and turned her out with the rest of her t.o. crew. Every last horse looked at her in horror and ran away. She was chasing them, not understanding what they were running from but figured she probably ought to high tail it too. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.
I'd imagine this item might cause a few second or third glances and eye bugging and snorting from the other horses in the barn.