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  • #21
    Originally posted by ReSomething View Post
    Aaaand . . . it's Superhorse!

    I just don't think it's for the run of the mill owner such as myself and my little herd of pasture puffs. If I had an Olympic starter I'd probably have a couple.
    And a groom who's paid just to put it on and take it off.

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    • #22
      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?
      "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"

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      • #23
        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.
        The armchair saddler
        Politically Pro-Cat

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        • #24
          Originally posted by JBCool View Post
          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?
          Yeaaaaah I thought the way he did the hind legs looked like a bad idea...then when he got to the belly and was basically under the horse I KNEW it was a bad idea. I think they should be required to disclose a video of the FIRST time that horse had that suit put on!

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          • #25
            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!
            "A goal without a plan is just a wish."

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            • #26
              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.
              It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
              Theodore Roosevelt

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              • #27
                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...

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                • #28
                  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....

                  https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=1&theater

                  Since this is what I'm usually dealing with:
                  https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=1&theater
                  ::With age comes wisdom. Apparently "wisdom" weighs about 40 pounds.::

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                  • #29
                    Hay List wore won, too. Apparently the connections saw a difference.

                    http://www.paulickreport.com/news/th...recovery-suit/

                    Black Caviar wore it on the 30 hour flight from Australia to England:

                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/18330460

                    And this is how you put it on, duh.

                    http://resources0.news.com.au/images...andex-suit.jpg
                    "No, not anything goes, I said no rules!"

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                    • #30
                      Originally posted by SmartAlex View Post
                      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....

                      https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=1&theater

                      Since this is what I'm usually dealing with:
                      https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.ph...type=1&theater
                      Thanks for posting those photos. I knew I wasn't the only person on here who has to actually work to find the horse under all the dirt. It was warm here a couple days ago, so I turned my girl (beautifully clean and white) out without a blanket. She immediately found the only muddy patch in the whole pasture, threw herself to the ground and rolled in it (making sure to really grind the mud in). Then she got up, shook herself off, gave me the "I only did that because you were watching" look and trotted away. When I brought her in for the night she looked like a buckskin.
                      It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
                      Theodore Roosevelt

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                      • #31
                        Ah but this could act as Spanx for your pasture puffs....make them appear less puffy, more Olympic starter like

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                        • #32
                          Originally posted by Pally View Post
                          Ah but this could act as Spanx for your pasture puffs....make them appear less puffy, more Olympic starter like
                          *snork* For the pony? Maybe if they had Olympic contests for eating.

                          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.
                          Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
                          Incredible Invisible

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                          • #33
                            Originally posted by ReSomething View Post

                            SA did you really use a Dirt Devil?
                            Oh yes! And not for the first time! That spinning brush sure does the trick. You woudn't want to get too close to the mane or tail, but it kicks out clods. You should hear the ASB snorts...
                            ::With age comes wisdom. Apparently "wisdom" weighs about 40 pounds.::

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                            • #34
                              I wonder how the other horses react to the superman horse or do they notice?

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                              • #35
                                That thing looks like hell to get out of if they have to pee...

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                                • #36
                                  it doen't do right up under the uder or sheath. leaves room

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                                  • #37
                                    um, I am speechless
                                    Proud to have two Takaupa Gold line POAs!
                                    Takaupas Top Gold
                                    Gifts Black Gold Knight

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                                    • #38
                                      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.

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                                      • #39
                                        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.
                                        "Aye God, Woodrow..."

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                                        • #40
                                          Originally posted by Thoroughbred in Color View Post
                                          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.
                                          That is exactly what I thought! If they were $100 I'd buy one for my pinto. I *hate* scrubbing her in the evening, and then having to do it again in the morning. :P
                                          Cherry Blossom Farm - Show & Field Hunters, Side Saddles

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