I Bought My Horse Underwear

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.

I Bought My Horse Underwear

It is made of a lycra material that has been treated with something to prevent static build up, which is awesome.

I Bought My Horse Underwear

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,

I Bought My Horse Underwear

And then at the chest.

I Bought My Horse Underwear

 

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 Bought My Horse Underwear

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.

I Bought My Horse Underwear

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!


Lisa
Lisa

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    2 replies to "I Bought My Horse Underwear – Rambo Slinky Review"

    • Erin Clark

      My horse is rubbing the side of his crest because he sticks his head through the fence for even one stem of loose hay. He hasn’t rubbed his mane, but there’s about a four-inch bald spot. It’s awful, and surely doesn’t feel good to him. My question is this: I live in Arizona where it’s warmer during the winter, so I only blanket when it gets below 30F. I’m wondering if he could wear a HorseWear slinky that covers his neck, but wear it without a blanket. I don’t want him to become chilled if the weather slips into the 40s but still isn’t quite cold enough to blanket. I’m worried his hair won’t be able to stand erect and warm him if he’s wearing the slinky. I’m not sure if the slinky itself would help him with warmth, so piloerection wouldn’t be so necessary. Any thoughts? Thank you!

      • Lisa

        Hi Erin 🙂
        As the article states, I have a shoulder guard slinky, and from what I have seen, it doesn’t lie the hair super flat. I think it might add a tiny bit of warmth. The one thing I would be concerned with is if the slinky got caught on something and snagged. Plezant is a ‘princess’ when it comes to the temperature fluctuations here in Colorado, especially when he doesn’t have his long winter coat. So one thing I did this year was get a thin waffle like blanket from Dover’s. It was on sale for $25.00, and it worked perfect for giving him just enough warmth when the night time temperature is around freezing. And it was much more affordable than a slinky. I talked about it in this blog post: https://www.budgetequestrian.com/three-things-that-make-my-horses-happier/
        It is the perfect sheet to give him just a light level of protection and he loves it. I hope that helps 🙂
        Lisa

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