The short version socks are not good for horses in pasture or not seen often every day while the socks are in use. They are for horses that are supervised. The short version of the Silver Whinnys™ Socks was created for a USET veterinarian who often treats horses suffering from Equine Pastern Dermatitis such as Summer Sores,(Habronemiasis) and performance boot abrasions. These conditions were located on the top of the hoof, the pastern and the fetlock (ankle). This short sock is ideal for protecting these conditions in this area of the leg, and because they need to be changed daily, they are very easy to manage. Because they are short, they could come off but they are very effective protection if you are constantly changing them for clean socks in order to gain the highest level of protection. If you want to know which length sock is best for your situation, call us. 850-907-5724.
One customer tells us: “They are fantastic for bedsores! I know they make commercial neoprene fetlock protectors for bedsores but they are hot in the summer and wear the hair off the pastern. The ones that are tall have velcro above and below the joint. If put on too tight or incorrectly they can put pressure on the tendons or they twist around if they aren't tight enough.
The short sox are just perfect....easy to get on, easy to get off, just the right length to protect but not be cumbersome! They wash well and don't lose their shape. They are comfortable for the horse and you don't have to worry about stressing a tendon. And they have the specially treated yarns that give them the antimicrobial properties you designed into them. You should try marketing the short sox for bedsores. From reading the forums online, there are a whole lot of folks out there who need something better than neoprene on their horses' legs!” C.R. Montana
Add a couple sets of Whinny Warmers® and Summer Whinnys® Silver to your tack room. Keep them near your saddle rack so that when your horse comes in from work, you can put them on and reward your horse with warm and comfortable legs for the rest of the night or legs free from the harassment of flies in the summer. Have a set on and a set clean and ready. Horse apparel isn’t complete without Whinny Warmers® and Summer Whinnys® Silver .
Important: WE DO NOT HAVE SOCKS THAT WILL FIT A HORSE WITH HOOVES LARGER THAN A HOOF (7.25" x 7.25" inches LENGTH/WIDTH WITH A SHOE) THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT IF YOU HAVE A DRAFT OR DRAFT CROSS, WE CAN CUSTOM MAKE YOUR SOCKS TO FIT YOUR HORSE. CONTACT US BY PHONE SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN THAT PROCESS. WE DON'T ACCEPT RETURNS/REFUNDS IF YOU DECIDE TO TRY THE WARMBLOOD/TB SOCKS AGAINST OUR ADVICE. WE PROMISE, THEY WON'T FIT. INSTEAD INVEST IN THE CUSTOM MADE SOCKS.
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DO NOT WATERPROOF SUMMER WHINNYS® SILVER . THEY DON'T MIND BEING WET AND MUDDY.
Whinny Warmers® HOCK/KNEE extensions are meant to be worn in combination with the front or rear leg socks and are not sold separately on line. Call us (850-907-5724) if you already own Whinny Warmers® to order them separately.
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Whinny Warmers® and Silver Whinnys® Sizes Available:
Warmblood/Thoroughbred fits over a hoof up to 7" wide 7" long if you are ordering the Summer Whinnys. 5.50" width X 6" length is about where this size begins.
The Whinny Warmers® only go up to 6" wide x 6" long hoof. If your thoroughbred has the same size hoof as a quarter horse then order Quarter/Standard.
Quarter Horse or Standard Horse size fits over a hoof at the largest 5.5" to 5.75" length hoof width.
Sport Pony for Silver Whinnys™ fit a small quarter, small Arab, pony or donkey. Call if you are not sure if these will fit. We make a special fit sock for donkeys. Please indicate in the "Comments" section of the order form that you are ordering for a donkey.
Whinny Warmers® for Ponies are for ponies, not small horses. 9-12 hands and typical pony sized hooves.
Quarter Horse size will fit most standard size horses, Arabs included. It is the size of the hoof that dictates the size you need to order. If you have a standard size horse with huge feet oversized hooves, you might consider buying the Warmblood size. If your horse with huge feet is wearing shoes, consider buying Warmblood size. And in reverse; we've seen some Thoroughbreds with smaller feet that would do well wearing the Quarter/or standard size socks. Call us or drop us an email and we will help you fit them if you are in doubt about what size to order.
Put a plastic bag over the hoof. Pull the sock on over the plastic bag. Remove the bag. Put the hoof down and adjust the socks. The socks will glide on over the foot rather than get snagged on the hoof. Duct tape works great when your horse won't accept a bag on its hoof.
Your order of in-stock merchandise will be processed and shipped within 3-4 business day of receipt. Demand for our socks is high and if there will be a delay in shipping we will contact you so please leave us a valid email address. If you are shipping to more than one address, you must place separate orders.
Our rates for shipping rates are based on the best service we can offer our customers at the best price. As you know, Priority mail doesn’t cost but a fraction more than parcel post.
- The United States Postal Service (USPS)
- Priority Mail ($9.00) 3-4 business days (1-2 pair Whinny Warmers® or 1-2 sets Silver Whinnys™ )
- Priority Mail ($5.00) for each additional pair of Whinny Warmers®, or set of Silver Whinnys™ .
- The United States Postal Service (USPS)
- Overnight delivery is available in the U.S. only. Please call us at 850-907-5724 for overnight orders.
International Shipping Policy:
We have dealers in Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will either put you in touch with a dealer that can help you or we will help you ourselves if that 1st option is not available. DO NOT place an international order on our site. Our cart is not designed to calculate international shipping. Prices vary wildly for international shipping. If you cannot get the socks you want from one of our international dealers, then send us an email. Tell us what you want to order. We will calculate the shipping and send you a total and an invoice to make an online payment. It is usually more economical to buy directly from our international dealers than from us because they have shipped the socks in larger quantities and saved money by doing so. Thank you.
Your horse, like many, may love the socks but Silver Whinnys™ don’t feel like anything your horse has ever had on its legs. They fit like a new skin, not a bandage or wrap. They might take a bit to get use to. Put on 1 pair the first day and DO NOT ADD ANY MORE SOCKS TILL THE NEXT DAY if your horse is doing well with the first pair.
Add the second pair early next day when the socks and horse can be observed for a while. As you know, new things can emotionally overwhelm horses. Experienced horsemen and women know an easy gradient to all things new is the path to stress free acceptance.
If a horse is to have any issues, it will usually be with the rear leg socks. As with any leg wear, the socks should be at least checked for adjustments in the mornings and evenings.
Call us before using them if you are in doubt about fit.
Only special order "custom- made" socks will fit draft or draft cross
horses! CUSTOM MADE SOCKS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
Don't use all of the socks on your horse until you know the first pair will work for your horse. SHFs will only refund 30% of your purchase price on used socks. New-unused socks will be refunded at 100% of your purchase price.
You must return the socks for replacement, or refund within 30 days of your purchase. Returns must include a copy of the packing slip or purchase receipt. The cost of shipping and handling is not eligible for refund nor is return shipping.
Exchanges can be made with an additional payment for shipping and handling. Items that have been previously replaced because of a sizing exchange are not refundable. If you have any questions about the socks, a refund or exchanges, please call us at 850-907-5724.
SFHs recommend that you return socks inexpensively using USPS with "Delivery Confirmation". You must get the socks to SFHs for a "return" credit.
We stand behind our products! If you receive an item that is defective, you MUST contact us with the specific issue within 48 Hours of receipt so that we may exchange the item for its exact replacement. No Exceptions!
Items damaged in transit must be reported within 48 hours of receipt. Your assistance will be required during the claim process.
Exchanges can be made with an additional payment for shipping and handling. Please call us to make those arrangements. Items that have been previously replaced because of a sizing exchange are not refundable.
If you have any questions about refund or exchanges, please call us at 850-907-5724.
We recommend that you return socks to us inexpensively using parcel post USPS with “Delivery Confirmation”. You must get the socks to us for a refund.
See “FAQ” for more information about what you may experience in the first few days of your horse wearing our socks.
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