I Bought My Horse Underwear!
Yes, it is true. I bought underwear for my horse. But it’s probably not the kind of underwear you are picturing in your head right now. My horse Ethan has a pretty wimpy winter coat, even though he has lived in Colorado almost his entire life. I think it is because he is a Thoroughbred? I’m not sure. But whatever the reason, he doesn’t grow a heavy winter coat. This means during our Colorado winter, he ends up wearing a blanket a lot more than my horse Frisby does.
And since he is wearing a blanket so much, he tends to rub the hair off of his shoulder. So this had me searching for something to help prevent this from happening again this winter.
I have seen the slinkies that people put on their horses, but these can be really expensive. I thought about making one, but I am not that good of a seamstress to try and tackle a project like that. So I started searching for an affordable slinky that would be easy for me to put on.
Rambo Slinky Shoulder
When I was buying new winter blankets for my horses, I came across the Rambo Slinky Shoulder. It cost $39.99 on Jeffers, but if you can’t find it there I did find it on Amazon for $45.00. And what drew me to this was the zippers. It has heavy duty zippers at the leg openings, as well as the chest.
It is made of a lycra material that has been treated with something to prevent static build up, which is awesome.
And the best part is how easy it is to put on, and take off. You simply put it over your horses head, with all of the zippers down (there are 3) and then just attach the zippers at the legs,
And then at the chest.
I Bought My Horse Underwear
And it kind of looks like he is wearing a bra, but that’s ok. It protects the hair from being rubbed off, and even if it looks silly, his hair is protected from being rubbed off. And ultimately, that is what I was wanting.
It also has the added benefit of laying the hair down smooth.
I have only used it twice so far, but it seems pretty sturdy, especially under his blanket. Time will tell how well it works, but so far so good. I don’t like knowing that I caused a bald spot on my horse because I was trying to keep him warm. And hopefully, this underwear will prevent that from happening this winter.
It’s also breathable, so your horse won’t sweat to death while he is wearing it. And it’s washable too. You know, in case your horse turns into a muddy monster.
It is an extra step when it comes to blanketing your horse, but in my opinion it’s worth it.Have you ever bought underwear for your horse? Did it work? Did it last? I would love to hear your thoughts on horse underwear!