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Socks For Horses
 By mosquito   •   30th Jun 2011   •   14,981 views   •   18 comments
It may sound silly, but horses can wear socks, and many should!

But these aren’t just any socks, like your gym socks or those grubby old ones with the holes that you just won’t throw away. These socks provide support for the delicate structures of your horse’s lower leg, and help with circulation. Whinny warmers (whinnywarmers.com) have developed a stretchy, comfortable sock for horses, that fits from just above the hoof to as far up the leg as you need – usually just below or just above the knee or hock.

Socks For HorsesFor horses with chronic conditions like arthritis, which have difficulty moving but who really need to maintain their circulation to reduce inflammation in the lower leg, the whinny warmers are ideal. They provide just enough compression and warmth to aid circulation, without constricting natural movement. Horses that train hard and then stay stabled, like competition sport horses and racehorses, can use the socks to prevent stocking up after hard workouts.

For horses with sweet itch, the summer-weight socks can provide additional protection from biting flies. In fact, most horses would enjoy the protection from flies that the summer socks offer. Flies can do more than just irritate your horse the constant stomping on hard ground to shake off flies can be very damaging to your horse’s hooves, and expose their delicate lower legs to unnecessary impact and the risk of injury. With the socks, you can replace several bottles of expensive and toxic fly sprays and repellents over the summer, and keep your horse comfortable and promote good joint health and circulation at the same time – just remember to take them off before you go riding!

The whinny warmers have some added benefits too. If you are trying to keep a bandage in place over an injury, the whinny warmers are much easier to apply than wraps, and more secure than boots. If you live in a cold winter climate, and use stable bandages for warmth, the winter socks are much faster to put on and take off, won’t risk coming unraveled overnight and tangling up around your horse’s legs, and are easy to wash and keep clean. Of course, if you show your horses and they have white legs, the socks are a great way to easily keep your horse’s legs clean too!
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Cruisin Past Curfew  
Hmm, these look good for one of the horses at the barn, Alphie. Thanks for the info. :D
  Jun 30, 2011  •  13,445 views
 
FreeRein  
Ok... these are so cooL!
  Jun 30, 2011  •  13,446 views
 
Soul Horse  
Thats's so cool never heard of these! I guess I will have to give it a try for the older horses!
  Jun 30, 2011  •  13,484 views
 
Madeirey  
Haha! Cool! :D
  Jun 30, 2011  •  13,446 views
 
Seven Sins  
wow I never thought they would make these for horses i know they have similar things for people
  Jul 1, 2011  •  13,464 views
 
Simplicity  
Great article
  Jul 1, 2011  •  13,445 views
 
Whispyy  
This is really great! never really heard of them.. But will I'm sure will come in useful!! :)
  Jul 1, 2011  •  13,472 views
 
Swiftpaw Elites  
Whoa these are interesting :D
  Jul 1, 2011  •  13,546 views
 
BME Sports  
One of my friends just got these and loves them! I just might have to try them....
  Jul 1, 2011  •  13,726 views
 
Breegirly  
Hmmmmmmm, Smokey could use some of these now...
  Jul 2, 2011  •  13,478 views
 
MidnightFlames  
cool!!!! never heard of em but they sound awesome
  Jul 2, 2011  •  13,625 views
 
FoxDream Acres  
Those are suuuper cute!
  Jul 3, 2011  •  13,530 views
 
Unique  
Very cool.
  Jul 5, 2011  •  13,446 views
 
MoMoz  
Whoah, that is awesome. I need to get some of these for my horse!
  Jul 5, 2011  •  13,476 views
 
Carpe Diem  
Hm, I should think about getting some for Ameera. Thanks and great article!
  Jul 7, 2011  •  13,447 views
 
All That Jazz  
Woah, these are cool :)
  Jul 7, 2011  •  13,456 views
 
Placebo  
Never heard of them either. Wondering if they would hold up to mud, and help prevent scratches... unlikely, but it might be worth a shot.
  Jul 27, 2011  •  13,564 views
 
Oblivyous  
Isnt that what polo wraps are for?
  Oct 14, 2014  •  8,827 views
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