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  • What practical product do you wish someone would market?

    Hi,
    This is an updated question to one already posted a few years back on this forum. Lots of those ideas have now become real products.
    I'm a horsey mum who's also an new product developer/inventor.
    My teenage daughters want me to invent a new product in the horse realm so that we can justify going to even more horse events and do marketing...clever girls!
    I would love to hear about products that horse owners wish were available. i.e. what problems do you want solved? Sorry, I can't solve barn issues or horse behaviour problems
    Thanks for taking the time to think about this.
    DaisyH

  • #2
    This is already done but ...
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/hair-ne...4jej55zjs5xb45

    There is not an abundance of originality in these and the cost $20, really?!
    I was at show and they were charging $30 for these same ones posted. They probably cost a buck to make. I would love to see more variety at a better price.
    Dawn

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    • #3
      I still want a couple of these

      http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6715448.html

      I think already exist, but I suspect they've fallen into that valley where anyone who can afford the machine can afford to hire a peasant to do it by hand.

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      • #4
        Ventilated shipping boots. There has to be a way.

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        • #5
          A pill that will make a horse shed his winter coat overnight. Sort of like a nighttime laxative. Just a big hairy pile in the morning.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by pony baloney View Post
            A pill that will make a horse shed his winter coat overnight. Sort of like a nighttime laxative. Just a big hairy pile in the morning.
            LMAO!!!!!!!!!!
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            • #7
              Sheepskin fleece pad as part of square saddle pad

              http://www.amazon.com/Australian-Mer.../dp/B0081N67Z0

              the improved version:
              you can remove the fleece from the square so you can wash & dry each part separately, and have several different squares (one for show, one for every-day, zebra striped, etc)

              I would wash the square frequently, while washing sheepskin as little as possible (with woolite) to avoid shrinkage, etc. That isn't possible with pads like the one linked above- its all or nothing.

              I want the wool directly on horse's back, which is why I don't want the half pads that most ppl place over square pad.

              Real sheepskin, the good stuff.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pony baloney View Post
                A pill that will make a horse shed his winter coat overnight. Sort of like a nighttime laxative. Just a big hairy pile in the morning.
                There used to be an injectable called Jurocyl that did that, more or less, but it was arsenic based so I don't know if it's still made.

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                • #9
                  do they make clippers with a sharpening device? that would be helpful.

                  also a fly wisk for trails which has a grabber on the end, so i can pick up all the crap i'm constantly dropping and still swat bugs for her. maybe the fly wisk retracts in winter and becomes a regular whip? i prefer them long enough to swat a dog if i need to while on the trail.

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                  • #10
                    A bucket scrubber - on the order of golf ball washers but reversed. I kind of see a small bucket, covered with scrub brushes on the outside. You would throw in some baking soda (what I use anyway), a little water and twist the bucket around the inside of the dirty buckets. Viola - clean bucket. I think this would work so quickly on designated bucket cleaning day. I am waiting for the clearance sale on wooden scrub brushes to make one up. They are hard to find these days. Don't think the plastic brushes would work, most likely split when screwed to the small bucket.

                    I love thinking up ideas, but not really carrying them out. I have already implemented a blanket rack design like the ones seen in clothing stores. It rolls into my garage for storage in the summer.

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                    • #11
                      ground feeders that don't tip over. I know they have the square ones, but my horses still paw at them and they tip over. I bought some of the ones you put in the tires, but then you have to have tires out in the field, and the tires get water in them which means mosquitos and then bee's move in too. I have hot wire so I can use the fence feeders. I now use the big water troughs, but those are $75 each, just lucky that I have extra ones to use.
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                      • #12
                        Not inventing, but since you're experienced in product marketing, maybe:

                        There are tons of good products made in Canada/Europe/Australia that are either not available in the US or cost-prohibitive to buy singly and pay for international shipping. Maybe you could pick a few great ones and start an import business?
                        RIP Victor... I'll miss you, you big galumph.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Hippolyta View Post
                          Sheepskin fleece pad as part of square saddle pad

                          http://www.amazon.com/Australian-Mer.../dp/B0081N67Z0

                          the improved version:
                          you can remove the fleece from the square so you can wash & dry each part separately, and have several different squares (one for show, one for every-day, zebra striped, etc)

                          I would wash the square frequently, while washing sheepskin as little as possible (with woolite) to avoid shrinkage, etc. That isn't possible with pads like the one linked above- its all or nothing.

                          I want the wool directly on horse's back, which is why I don't want the half pads that most ppl place over square pad.

                          Real sheepskin, the good stuff.

                          Do you mean something like this? http://www.englishhabit.com/sheep-sk...pline-pad.aspx
                          I have it in white and the removable sheepskin is awesome! Although, that seems to get dirty faster than the quilted part, but whatever.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Derby Lyn Farms View Post
                            ground feeders that don't tip over. I know they have the square ones, but my horses still paw at them and they tip over. I bought some of the ones you put in the tires, but then you have to have tires out in the field, and the tires get water in them which means mosquitos and then bee's move in too. I have hot wire so I can use the fence feeders. I now use the big water troughs, but those are $75 each, just lucky that I have extra ones to use.
                            The barn I'm at solves this problem by cutting a tire in half lengthwise, flipping it inside out and nailing it to a wooden base. You wind up with a large bowl with a heavy base. No idea how difficult they are to put together, but it's probably not expensive. Could probably get pictures!

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                            • #15
                              oh and pleasepleaseplease find a helmet with a pony tail hole.
                              and not at the base of the neck where it's all sweaty, but up higher so it's out of the way.
                              since helmets have vents why not have one where a pony tail could come out?

                              oh, and western hats with helmets which aren't buckskin covered english helmets or ginormous westerns on top of an english helmet.
                              something more authentic western looking and safe.
                              (and with a pony tale hole)!

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                              • #16
                                A manure bucket with a lid that clips on like a Rubbermaid garbage can lid so my dog can't get the lid off and feast on yummy horse manure. My neighbor cut a round lid that fits down inside the edge of the bucket about 4-6 ". It's got a handle for easy pick up and is about 1" thick so my dog can't easily push it around BUT it doesn't fit both manure buckets I have (bought at different times and different companies)
                                Sue

                                I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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                                • #17
                                  A fly spray that actually works for more than a minute !

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                                  • #18
                                    A fly spray that actually works for more than a minute !
                                    Or less!!!

                                    I think the person that invents this is going to be a multi millionaire many times over. Hope that somehow its me!!!
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by qhwpmare View Post
                                      A fly spray that actually works for more than a minute !
                                      Actually I tried Pyranha, the oil-based one, I think it's Wipe and Spray, but it does kill the little tiny flies/insects that land on the piles of manure. I pick up any manure piles I see immediately into a muck bucket, spray with the Pyranha and cover with a lid. Kills them dead.

                                      Unfortunately I was wiping it on with a fleece mitt and I blistered my horse's ears (outer, not inner), and when spraying directly on the tail blistered the underside. I now just use it to spray the stall walls, wet spot, and bedding.
                                      Sue

                                      I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people...I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.

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                                        #20
                                        Thanks and keep the product ideas coming!

                                        Hi everyone, thanks for posting all your ideas.
                                        I'd love to see more...all us horse people have lots of times when we say.." I wish someone would come up with..."
                                        This is your chance to fill in that blank.

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