Testimonials of Whinny Warmers® are after the testimonials for Summer Whinnys®. Thanks for wanting to know what our customers have to say.
Comment: "Want a great way to keep those flies off your horses' legs?? Give Summer Whinnys a try. Your horse will thank you. I bought a set for my grey/white Tobiano mare who has PINK skin on her white legs because her legs are a bloody mess. After using the the Summer Whinnys for the past 10 days, her legs look GREAT and she actually has learned how to HELP me put them on and take them off. I live in Central Arkansas and the flies and humidity here are atrocious. I will make sure my girl has a set of Summer Whinnys every year. Thanks," YW, Arizona
Comment: "Rocky normally stomps at night, even with bug spray and putting down mosquito beater down in his run in area. Even if he hears a bug, he goes bonkers, but he is much more comfortable with his Summer Whinnys, they seem to have a calming effect on him. No pounding at all last night, even though conditions are the same. Thankful for the socks." D.J. Wisconsin
Comment: "Sissy and Missy would like to let you know that they could not lay around basking in the sun had it not been for their Summer Sox. The flies last summer were horrendous, especially for Sissy. Without the Sox, she literally would have blood dripping down her legs and scabs everywhere. She spent most of her time biting at her legs. Through these photos, you can see her pal, Missy, sleeping on the job. Attached is a powerpoint(.pdf) depicting their joy in the Sox, at least for Sissy. Her pal, Missy is enjoying her nap. Sissy has renamed her Sox, "Sissy Sox." KL, New Mexico
Comment: "I bought a set for my grey/white Tobiano mare who has PINK skin on her white legs because her legs are a bloody mess. After using the the Summer Whinnys for the past 10 days, her legs look GREAT and she actually has learned how to HELP me put them on and take them off. I live in Central Arkansas and the flies and humidity here are atrocious. I will make sure my girl has a set of Summer Whinnys every year" CL. AR
Comment: "I can't remember ever doing business with any company so customer service oriented. Thank you so much. You make doing business with you a sheer pleasure. Sincerely." C of MT
Comment: "Anyone who doesn"t have these are missing out.Easy to put on(with bag) and they do stay up. Have left on for days and even hosed off with them. Have used them for stocking up as I don't know how to wrap. Have 2 sets with an extra back-up." L.C. NY
Comment: "So far, I've had unanimous success in alleviating every problem I've applied the socks to." Steve Soule, DVM USET Vet Palm Beach Equine Medical Center
Comment: "I see many pictures of nice clean horses with freshly laundered Summer Winnys on, and I must admit that I was skeptical about them actually staying up in "real life". Well, here's a couple of "real life" pictures for you. My horse and mule are turned out 24/7 in a "dry" lot with a run in. I figured that they'd stay up in a nice stall with daily turn out, but outside in the elements 24/7? I wasn't so sure. These Summery Whinnys have been on right at 24 hours. During that time, we had a very strong thunderstorm. So, the Summer Whinnys have not only been on for 24 hours, but they have been wet and muddy too. The bottom of one has rolled up just a tad from going through the mud, but the tops are right where they were yesterday. Amazing!” Barbara, Indiana
Comment: "Love Them. My Horse’s legs are not chafed and bloody from rubs. I always ued fly boots and they often chafe, slip or fall off.” V.S. South Carolina
Comment: (Whinny Warmers)"They provide the warmth and support to old/new leg injuries and help the blood circulation. In older horses with arthritis, the cold doesn’t get in their joints so they are more comfortable and in less pain whilst moving around in the winter months…. The socks keep her knees warm so she is happy that the cold doesn’t get in her joints. Thanks for your Whinny Warmers. Ponies are happy!” J.B. Florida
Comment: "The Summer Whinnys are keeping the flies off her legs. They stayed up a bit over 24 hours. I had to pull the fronts back up. Rear needed to be adjusted twice a day at feeding times. I posted links on my FB page, “liked” your FB page and told all my horse and mule friends.” Barbara M. Indiana
Comment: "The Summer Whinnys are kept the flies off and (not expected plus) helped keep her from stocking up in her left hind leg. They stayed in place for 3 days until I removed them to launder.” C.H. South Carolina
Comment: I am THRILLED with these Summer Whinnys. My gelding gets habronema (commonly called summer sores) which is a parasite that flies transport and deposit the larvae in moist areas such as open wounds, the mouth, eyes, or penis. The infected wounds won't heal on my gelding until the resulting "kunkers" are removed. I'm including some pictures for reference.
Every time my gelding uses his teeth to scratch his legs, he breaks the skin leaving an open wound for the flies to transport the larvae which becomes habro. These lesions occur every summer so before fly season, I'd always wrap his legs. But he always managed to dig through his wraps or undo the velcro to scratch his legs leaving an exposed wound. I'd spend months wrapping a medicated kotex pad with vet wrap followed by polo wraps. This would go on all summer and at least once or twice a summer, the vet would have to dig out these deep kunkers. After 5 years of frustration, I desperately googled everything I could think of and came upon Summer Whinnys. I placed my order and was overwhelmed with joy to see that these summer socks completely protected my gelding who didn't even attempt to get them off. They're sturdy, they stay up and most importantly, they provide a comfortable barrier between the flies and his legs. Never again will he have to endure the pain of having habronema. I strongly encourage ANYONE who has any leg skin problems to get these socks. They offer wonderful protection and deserve to have a wider presence. Try them. You'll love them. Tell your friends. Tell your vet. Get the word out!! Here are some pictures of habronemiasis on my horse before and after using Summer Whinnys.
Example of habro wound before fly protection by Summer Whinnys
Use of Summer Whinnys
Habro wound continuing to heal nicely after use of Summer Whinnys
Comment: Dear Socks for Horses: My horses and I want to thank you for Summer Whinnys. I investigated Summer Whinnys for my little donkey after being so tired of flies eating her legs until she bled. Ponkey is a rescue and was severely foundered when I found her. She has never tried to get the flies off of her legs, and no longer has any hair there. I tried everything from soaking her in fly spray to making her wear those pyrethrin soaked leg bands (how unhealthy is that…). Nothing worked beyond a few hours. Now – she wears her Socks proudly! Her skin has healed from all of the bites, and blood no longer trickles down her legs, and she is infinitely more comfortable – which makes me happy!
As a horse owner, I could not be pleased more. I bought a set of Summer Whinnys for my retired Trakehner/TB too – he suffers from severe arthritis and wears special shoes. The decrease in his stomping has changed his attitude tremendously! He no longer hides in the barn during the day, but ventures out into the pasture wearing his new Socks. Another bonus – the stomping saves his feet and his shoes stay on longer!
Not only am I a horse owner, I am a vet! I have recommended this product to horse owners who have horses that suffer from many ailments, including but not limited to arthritis, founder, skin sensitivities, fungal infections and more. My farrier is also excited about the products since a happier horse is easier to shoe! Not to mention that decreased stomping at flies saves the hoof from breaking up.
The Socks are extremely high quality. Once on, they stay up too. I have left them on for several days at a time, and even with my horses going into the muddy pond, there are no sores or points of irritation. The Socks dry quickly. And, they go through the washer and dryer coming out in the same shape as when they were new.
Finally, I have to comment on your excellent customer service. It seems that customer service is lacking in our Country these days. Not so with Socks for Horses. And, probably one of the best things of all – this product is MADE IN AMERICA! Thank you Socks for Horses! – Dr. Laureen Bartfield, DVM, Ponkey, and Black Tie.
Comment: "I think Summer Whinnys are the most effective fly protection I have come across." HM. Pennsylvania
Comment: "I didn't have any difficulties putting the socks on my horse. My horse loved them! They stayed up all night. Summer Whinnys are the answer to the effects of heat and humidity on horses living in the tropics! At once, flies mosquitoes, edema and dew fungus were gone! Thank you." C.M, Palm Beach
Comment: "Just wanted to get back with you about the Summer Whinnys I bought for my driving horse. My driving horse is gaited, I bought some Easyboots for him to protect his feet, but they would rub red spots and once a blister when we would go on our long rides. I had cut the feet off of some tube socks and put them on him, and they protected the pastern area, but not even a half hour into our ride they were all scrunched up into the pastern area. Protected, but had to be uncomfortable. I saw the ad for your sox's in a horse magazine and went online to read about them. Sounded like the solution for my problem, but your company warned not to use them on your horse when you worked or rode him/her. Well, I bought some. I put them on the front legs of my horse, then his Easyboots, before we went on our drive. They came above his knee and covered the pastern area too. We went on a 9 mile drive, when we got back, they were just below his knee, but not "bunched up" in pastern area. Was quite pleased with the way they worked, even though I know this is not their intended use. I also, put them on upside down, so tighter end hugged pastern area. Worked a 1000 times better than the tube sock, plus with them staying up, they also gave him some extra fly protection on our drive. Horse had no problem with the sox's, and left them on after we got home, didn't bother him at all, but noticed he wasn't stomping out in the pasture like he usually did. So - very happy with your product.” S.C., Florida
Comment: "My horse hates flies!!! She is now unhappy when the Summer Whinnys are off!! I don’t know how much money I spent on fly spray over the years trying to help her. Horses know a good thing when they have it. This was the best purchase ever! Finally!!! Something that works. Horses are breathing a sigh of relief because of you. Most importantly, my mare thanks you” J.S. California
Comment: "Dear Whinny Warmers, I purchased a set of your Summer Whinnys after discovering you online. I just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful product!! There is NOTHING else on the market that compares to what your socks offer horses. I have tried several different types of the boots made for fly protection, but find them not VERY horse friendly and some that I didn’t buy, down right dangerous. I was a bit concerned that the socks might not stay up long enough. I have to board my 25 yr old mare and only see her once a day, but have been sooo pleasantly surprised. They do stay up!! She is boarded at a wonderful facility with very good management practices and a fly control system in the barn (I thought my fly worries were over when I moved her to this barn) After putting the socks on, my girl was the only one in the barn not stomping!! I can’t put into words how it feels being able to finally after all these years make her comfortable. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and more importantly my girl thanks you for them.” Jacqui San Diego CA
Comment: "I have been battling summer sores on one horse for years. Summer Whinnys have kept the sores covered, hence kept them clean and free from biting flies. I had to pull them up for the first time after 4 days. I think you have a great product and I hope it takes off for you!” D.S. in Florida
Comment: "I had no difficulty in putting on the socks and they stayed up until my donkey got them off! Best of anything I've tried so far!” C.N. Illinois
REPLY: Our socks work for many equines, but they aren't going to work for 100% of them. Some horses are simply too active and the socks won't stay up if they are running around the pasture. Some horses fuss with the socks when they are put on initially, but we have found that after the first day or two, they ignore them. Give them a little time. Once the animals leave them alone, the socks do a good job of staying up and offer longer lasting fly protection than most if any fly sprays.
Comment: "For the horse that stocks up, Summer Whinnys are the perfect solution. The socks offer support and are soft and cool on the legs. The legs don't swell up and they aren't hot like standing wraps. They helped me heal a fungus problem on a horse in three days. My horses no longer come in from the pasture with sores from stinging nettles. I love these socks!” Patrick Whitelaw, Hunter Jumper Trainer, Competitor
Comment: "Your product is fantastic - my horse has a behavioral issue in that he chews on the insides of his legs if he gets stressed through being too hot or because of bugs landing on them - I've been battling his 'condition' for as long as I've had him which is about 4 years now.......your Summer Whinnys are the only thing to have worked so far - and they work a treat! and your customer service is great - I will be recommending to all my friends. Thanks again.” Michelle, Aberdeen, UK
Comment: "The Summer Whinnys cleaned up his leg sores. I keep them on him all the time. Keep up the good work.” S. M. California
Comment: Summer Whinnys® "My warmblood mare is the horse that Sox For Horses, Inc. is using to size their Warmblood/Thoroughbred Whinny Warmers and Summer Whinnys. She has a size 3 hoof! Today we fit the Summer Whinnys and as we were fitting them I noticed that flies would land on the socks and then almost immediately leave again. They can't bite through. My mare stood still once the socks were on. No more stomping. You can spend $35.00 on two bottles of toxic fly spray that doesn't work. I'm looking forward instead to having Summer Whinnys for my horses.” R.I. Florida
Comment: Summer Whinnys® "I had the opportunity to see how the summer socks are developing by putting them on a horse while I trimmed. They were easy to put on and the horse didn’t stomp while I did my work. I’m going to buy two sets so that I can put them on every horse I shoe. Bug sprays don’t phase the insects in Florida. Some of the horses stomp the trim off the foot before I can get a shoe placed even after I spray their legs. This is just what I’m looking for!” R.Nichols. Farrier, Bug infested Florida!
Comment: "We put Summer Whinnys on my horse ...and the stomping stopped. They did not cut off the circulation and they stayed up. As we were putting them my horse, I noticed he had a puffed rear tendon. About an hour after we put them on, I went to check his leg, the puffiness was gone. Usually I would have vet wrapped or polo wrapped his tendon, but there was no need to with the socks. They were easy to put on and easy to take off. These socks can be used for more than just fly protection, which really works. His legs are not sweaty either. I turn him out everyday with them on.” Sheri Cupples, Director-TNNBHA.
Comment: "As an American Farrier's Association certified farrier, I often need to trim the hooves of horses that are in their "golden years". Having to flex the horse's leg can cause some discomfort for stiff or arthritic horses. I have found that if the horse is wearing Whinny Warmers they provide added insulation and warmth to the carpal joint (knee) and supportive ligaments and tendons and allow me to move the leg with less discomfort. I feel these socks are very beneficial for the horse.” R. Nichols
Comment: "It is important that our Winnie’s legs stay warm in the winter, due to founder, from which she is recovering. Our horses both feel toasty warm underneath their Whinny Warmers. As far as we are concerned, Whinny Warmers are just what the doctor ordered. I wish we had known of these wonders years ago. Whinny can now enjoy who she was born to be." P.D. Indiana
Comment: “Offering such a simple method for keeping horse legs warm in the winter is a good idea. I believe a lot of horses can benefit from wearing these socks.” Dr. E. Schroeder, Prof. of Vet Medicine, University of TN- retired (Re: Whinny Warmers)
Comment: “Putting them on the first time was a little difficult, but not after that. The socks stayed up all night long and I let her walk around in them. I would recommend these socks to my friends. I love the whole idea!” CK, Aiken, SC (Re: Whinny Warmers)
Comment: “Frank (my horse) appreciates how much you care as do I” Most Sincerely, S.S., California (Re: Whinny Warmers)
Comment: “The Whinny Warmers kept snow from attaching to his fetlocks and kept his joints warm during the extreme cold nights in the barn. He is a Dressage competitor and so his joints must be kept healthy. The socks stayed in place for 6 hours. I would recommend these to my friends.” J.B. Pennsylvania
Comment: “Wow these are great! They kept my horses legs warm and the fit was great, the socks were easy to put on and easy to take off too. My mare suffers from stiffness so I was keen to try them on her. The results were great as she did not seem as stiff as they are non-restrictive and moved with her legs. They kept her toasty warm and I could tell she really liked them too! I also do a lot of showing so I tried them on my other horses who has white socks. I have in the past had to use bandages to keep them clean, but they always seemed to be down by the morning! The socks stayed in place well and did keep her whites white. The socks washed great and dried quickly. I find these socks great for all sorts of situations and I fully recommend you try them-they are brilliant!” P.A, UK ( Re: Whinny Warmers)
Comment: “Thank you for your kind and prompt service. I look forward to watching Whinny Warmers on every horse in the country that needs the comfort and warmth they provide.” L.D. Oregon
Comment: “I just wanted to tell you that your Whinny Warmers are wonderful. The past few nights have been very cold here in Virginia, Friday was -4, and they definitely helped Agnes with her arthritis. Normally when it gets down even in the 20s she had trouble but with her Whinny Warmers she had no problems at all. I will definitely be ordering her another set in the near future. Thank you so much.” J.S. Virginia
Comment: “Oh my! The Whinny Warmers are here!!! I put them on the old TB mare, Lucky, and she never moved. She bent her head down to touch them with her nose, and then looked at me, and went back to her warm beet pulp soup. Her ankles were icy cold when I picked her leg up to put the Whinny Warmers on, so I know she was chilly. She seemed so happy to have them on! Moonie, the Arab, was a bit more skeptical. Well, he is skeptical of everything, so... I just used the hind leg ones on him tonight, as he pulled a suspensor years ago and still has some issues with it from time to time. I know it gets cold and stiff in this weather, and probably aches as well. RJ, the Morgan, does not seem to need anything from us (quite a little bugger) but did look a little miffed he didn't get any Whinny Warmers tonight. He has thick wooly legs, and is young and healthy and rarely even needs a blanket. I gave him a new halter instead. These are awesome!” J.B. New York
Comment: “I don't know if you will remember me or not, but on November 3rd, I called to order a set of your Whinny Warmers for Pandora Mule's skinny mule legs. We live in upstate Corning, New York and I didn't know how Pandora would do with them, never having worn leg wraps in the 24+ years we've had her. I put them on her in November the first time (upside down by the way) and she was not sure what I was doing to her. That was a trial run. I realized I had put them on wrong and the next time, I did them right. She gave them her "Mule Seal of Approval" that second time by holding her hooves up and being as helpful as possible. Mules DO NOT HELP unless they LIKE what is being done. That second time one of the WW(s) came off in the pasture so I decided for Pandora, Upside Down was Right Side UP. She has never lost them again. She only needs a pair on her front legs so I use the shorter (hind leg ones) and while they are being washed or have been brought back to the house to warm them up and dry, I use the other longer ones. She's sporting the longer ones today. As I type, it is 15 degrees here but feels like ONE degree. I don't know what she would have done without your Whinny Warmers this winter.
The Farrier was here this Monday and actually was able to trim Pandora's hooves with her front WW(s) in place. He even commented on how much better she is walking because, as I told you, she had acted as if her fetlock area might have arthritis and was limping a bit the last time he was here.
I credit your wonderful Whinny Warmers with helping Pandora get through this frigid weather. What amazed me was that she doesn't seem to get them damp as I had thought she might. That means she is able to wear the same set for 2 or 3 days with my just pulling them up each day.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank YOU for making Whinny Warmers. You will never know how much this means to me, to know I am doing something helpful for Pandora Mule, something she appreciates. Your Whinny Warmers are warming her mule legs and warming my heart at the same time. I am actually looking forward to the fly season when she'll be wearing her white mini-sized SW(s). They are the best!” K. P. of Corning, NY
Comment: “I have a Mini with laminitis and was looking for a ways to keep her warmer and less stiff in the winter. She seems much more comfortable now especially when she lays down. They stay up really well! I've already ordered a second set of Whinny Warmers for her. Your customer service is terrific. You have a great product.” P. R., New Hamshire
Comment: “My 26 year old Appendix has arthritis, navicular and is a hard keeper in the winter especially. This year, for the first time, he also wore a winter blanket as well! His long skinny legs often are very cold and I was trying to keep him as comfortable as possible. Whinny Warmers helped him feel cozier and more comfortable during our brutal N.Y winter. He held his weight better and gave me piece of mind. Whinny Warmers are truly innovative and extremely helpful for horses with any joint problems, Cushings, laminitis and I applaud your creativity as well as look forward to using your Summer Whinnys.” GB-N.Y.
Comment: “My horse has arthritis in her knees and hocks. I keep a heavy turnout blanket on her in the winter to help her. I always thought there should be something on her legs to keep them warm. By keeping her legs warmer, it has reduced the amount of pain and stiffness in her arthritis. The socks stayed in place for a full day without stacking them. I wish I had thought of this.” J.F. Virginia (Re: Whinny Warmers)
Comment: “I put my Whinny Warmers on my old horse the other night, we had a cold snap, 26, He is arthritic in the back legs, I think it helped and I think he liked it, not real sure about that, but he didn't seem as stiff the next morning when I let him out. I can't wait for the Summer Whinnys. My paint horse hates flies. It’s just about impossible to let him out during the day. He has white hoofs and he stomps so much it breaks his hoofs, so maybe they will let him enjoy being out some this summer. He gets ANGRY when everyone is out but him.” S.C. TN
Comment: “Just received our Whinny Warmers for 17 yr old mare that is sore all winter.(prone to founder) We are double stacking them. We had them on most of the day yesterday and over night and this morning, she walked to the other end of the barn better than she has in a long time. My question is: can they be left on 24 hrs a day? It seems to help her. Thank You.” K.V. Minnesota
REPLY: Yes! Leave them on for as long as it’s cold. Wash them often to restore the elastic in the tops. Stacking them insures that they stay up over the knees all night long, though many are telling us that they are staying up just fine without stacking them.
Comment: “I had a little trouble getting them over the hoof because my horse is wearing shoes but she liked them once I had them on.” J.S. NV. (Re: Whinny Warmers)
REPLY: Rats! We forgot to tell you that if you put a plastic bag over the hoof, the socks will slide right on to the leg. It's the greatest way to get the job done easy and fast. If your horse won't allow a bag over its hoof, use duct tape to cover the rough spots and nails if it is wearing shoes. The socks will still go on easy but taping is a little more trouble than the bag method. Sorry about that. We didn’t mean to make you work so hard.
Comment: “It just makes common sense, you would want to keep your horse's legs warm, especially during competition. I know many times in the winter at the shows, between runs, I am constantly walking my horse around to keep his legs warm. Now I can put these on him and maybe not have to walk as much.” S.Cupples, TN NBHA State Retired Director
Comment: “They help keep the warmth in. Looking forward to Summer Whinnys.” R.O.- N.H (Re: Whinny Warmers)
Comment: “I have a mare that gets sore in the winter months so I thought I would see if these would give her some comfort and they did help her walk a little better. They socks stayed in place for a few days.” K.V. MN. (Re: Whinny Warmers)
REPLY: The socks wash and dry just like any other socks. Washing them restores them to their original shape. We’ve washed our socks many times and they still look like new. When they start to lose their 'stay up' power, give them a wash.
Comment: “You might be able to add to your marketing using the socks to keep the horse clean when they are not in the stall---I use them before I haul to the vet and farrier. People that show could slip them on when the horse is in an in and out that is wet or dirty and then pull them off when they come back in. If they are at a show the same deal, slip them on to keep them clean, pull them off and you are good to go. Good luck.” K.D. Illinois (Re: Whinny Warmers)
Comment: “I didn’t know if they would stay up on my Arabian’s legs but they do!” S.W., Michigan (Re: Whinny Warmers)
Comment: “My horse has a big scar on the hind leg that will not grow hair. It gets frostbite in the winter. The socks helped keep the cold off the scar.” V.K. Illinois (Re: Whinny Warmers)
Comment: “Thank you for the ‘Whinny Warmers’ for Windchill. The Post Office delivered them on Saturday night after regular hours. We gave Windchill three weeks of hugs, kisses, warmth and all the food he could eat and as much water as he could drink. Maybe he died knowing some humans can be kind. I’m sure he knows. Thank you for your kindness.” S.U. & The Windchill Team
Comment: “Saw Jeff's acknowledgement of your ‘donation’ on the “Thank you” part of his Windchill site - thanking both you and the Post Office - amazing how a certain type of person can always be counted on when things get tough! Just wanted to let you know that your part did not go unnoticed. We've been following Windchill from the start - seems like 100 years ago when we first heard about it on Fox News. The tears still flow but the little guy with the big heart has a special place in the “Big Guy's” pasture in the sky!” K&T
Comment: Helping horses in need is the food for our hearts. To be remembered for our help only strengthens our resolve. For those of you who don’t know this story go to: http://www.raindancefarmsusa.com/ -Sox For Horses, Inc.