Whinny Warmers® are for cold weather, offering warmth to equine legs.
Made from a wool blend yarn, this departs from our philosophy avoiding natural fiber, but you look to the purpose of each sock and nothing offers warmth like the combination of wool and acrylic.
In order to help hold down the growth of bacteria, fungi and mold in the socks, Whinny Warmers® are lined with a layer of the same antimicrobial yarn used to make the Silver Whinnys™.
Whinny Warmers® are very long socks that cover the leg from above the knee to the top of the hoof on the front legs, or up to the hock on the rear leg versions. As you know, because horsehair is slippery, it’s hard for anything to stay up a horse leg so we created a sock that is very long! When it slumps, the sock offers more warmth to that area of the leg it continues to cover, but seldom, depending on how much your horse is running around a pasture, do the socks slip down much below mid cannon.
Most horses needing Whinny Warmers® are not running around when the winter temperatures are extreme.
They are standing frozen to the ground in pain and until the socks begin to sink that warmth into the legs, until that horse begins to feel a constant period of warmth, it’s not going to have many periods of great activity. But watch out!
When your horse’s has had a little time enjoying the circulation that warmth brings to the legs or the comfort that warmth brings to arthritis, you are going to find the socks slumping more and maybe, coming off in the pasture! Your horse is going to become a horse again.
Celebrate and adjust the socks more often.
You just made life good again for your horse. We have never had a horse injured because of losing a sock. Whinny Warmers® are well made. They are meant to last many winters. They are not expensive.
Keep a pair handy and a pair on.
Waterproof your Whinny Warmers® On washing and waterproofing your horses socks.
You can easily waterproofed these yourself with Nikwax for extra protection.
My own young mare feeling good with her winter warmers on!
Winter Whinny Warmers®
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