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Anyone have a pocket hose?

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  • Anyone have a pocket hose?

    HOSE, the water spraying kind, you fools.

    This hose is for sale in my local walmart for $19.99 for the 50 footer I was wondering if any horse people had one. I was also wondering if it was similar in design to the no freeze hose adverstised here. It seems to collapse back to size when the water is out of it.

    Last edited by enjoytheride; Mar. 9, 2013, 11:25 PM.

  • #2
    I got one. It's great for a quick top off of the buckets because it is very easy to get out and put away. However, I like to fill my buckets as I do the stall ( hose through the bars filling while I am mucking) and the hose starts to shrink up and gets too floppy to be left on its own to fill the buckets. Also, it is quite a skinny hose so it's a little slower to fill the buckets as well. But like I said it is handy and would probably be useful to take to shows as well.


    • #3
      The reviews given it on Amazon all seem to give it a huge thumbs down.


      • #4
        The title of the thread, well, it just sounds dirty..


        • #5
          Originally posted by skydy View Post
          The title of the thread, well, it just sounds dirty..
          Naw, I thought it was talking about a "pocket horse".


          • #6
            I thought pocket horse too I was like "oh yeah, me for sure, donkey is too..." and then I read it.

            Reviews are pretty crappy.
            COTH's official mini-donk enabler

            "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl


            • #7
              Good Lord, we all need glasses!


              • #8
                Originally posted by Acertainsmile View Post
                Good Lord, we all need glasses!

                Tricky title, is it.


                • #9
                  I got one at walgreens for my grandma to use to fill her humidifier. A regular hose is too heavy for her. I liked it so well I bought myself one for my trailer. The water squirts out with quite a bit of pressure- enough to fling the end out of a bucket. I like it for rinsing horses and watering the arena though.
                  ~Former Pet Store Manager (10yrs)
                  ~Vintage Toy Dealer (rememberswhen.us)
                  ~Vet Tech Student
                  Mom to : 2 Horses, 4 Dogs, 2 Cats


                  • #10
                    That's what she said...
                    Barn rat for life


                    • #11
                      I read pocket horse too!
                      save lives...spay/neuter/geld


                      • #12
                        Guess I'm the only one with my mind in the gutter..


                        • Original Poster

                          Well at least my thread is getting lots of views, if not a lot of helpful information


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Acertainsmile View Post
                            Good Lord, we all need glasses!
                            Or our minds power-washed...

                            I've seen the one advertised on TV and while they'd be handy for occasional use, their lifetime around a barn would probably be measured in milliseconds.
                            The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
                            Winston Churchill


                            • #15
                              Just an FYI...I read that these hoses may be toxic to animals and humans, and are not to be used for potable water. I don't know for sure if it was this hose in particular, or another of the similar collapsing hoses out there, but I'd be wary of fine print.
                              "I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you..."


                              • #16
                                Guilty. My first thought was

                                "Is that a pocket hose or are you happy to see me?"


                                • #17
                                  DO NOT DRINK FROM THE NEW "POCKETHOSE" because of the chemicals used in the product that will leach into the water! The "do not drink" warning is buried in the product packaging, and it is not posted on the website and needs to be! Their website is pockethose.com, you may recognize it from TV advertising.

                                  I especially want to pass this along to horse people as this looked ideal for filling the horse trough in the winter, because it's light, compact and easy to drain and bring back into the house so that it doesn't freeze. I also thought it would be great to store in a horse trailer or camper for drinking water or horse water. I ordered a few of them from the website, and the website does not disclose any warnings. The hoses come in a plastic container with a label, and the caution is on the INSIDE of the label where most people will not look. Each hose has a small instruction tag attached to it, but no warnings there either.

                                  This is exactly how the caution reads:
                                  DO NOT drink from this hose.
                                  The water in this hose may become contaminated and cause serious health effects.

                                  I thought the warning might just be because bacteria can grow in any hose, so I called the product's customer service line, and the person I talked to CONFIRMED that these hoses should only be used for things like washing your car and watering plants. I directly asked him about using it for horse water and he said no, do not use it for animals because of the chemicals that will come out in the water. I am going to push for them to disclose this in their advertising, but in the meantime please help get the word out!
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