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Standard Donkey – If you have a standard size donkey
Mammoth Donkeys: Go by hoof measurement above.
Mules: Go by hoof measurement above.
Some horses can fit in between sizes. Socks can be custom fit. If the hoof measures too close to the top end of one size but the next size up is too large, order the larger size up. Go to this link for instructions on how to customize a fit for your horse – Adjusting The Sox For A Perfect Fit.
Putting on Silver Whinnys™
- If your horse will allow, put a plastic bag over the hoof.
- Slide the sock over the bag, completely over the hoof and onto the leg.
- Remove the bag and put the hoof down on the ground.
- Adjust the sock up and down on the leg. The coloured yarn indicates the bottom of the sock. Do not twist the socks. Keep the ribbing straight.
Use duct tape to cover the rough spots on the hoof if your horse won’t tolerate a plastic bag.
ONLY PUT ON TWO SOCKS THE FIRST DAY AND FIRST NIGHT. IF YOUR HORSE IS OKAY WITH THE FIRST TWO SOCKS, ADD TWO MORE THE NEXT MORNING.
DO NOT ride or exercise your horse while it is wearing Silver Whinnys™ without the use of lower leg sport or performance boots to help them stay in place on the leg. Bell boots won’t work. Check them often and adjust as necessary when using them beneath leg boots.
Taking off Silver Whinnys™
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- If the hoof has nails or very rough places on it, use duct tape to protect the socks while you take them off. Push the sock all the way down onto the pastern while the hoof is on the ground. DO NOT TWIST the sock. Push the sock straight down.
- Pull the bottom edge of the sock over the heel, then securely grab the sock by the bottom edge at the toe. Don’t be afraid of tearing the sock! You can’t tear this sock by pulling it off! Even the thin ‘foot’ of the sock, which you are grabbing is tough!
- With the sock in firm grasp, pull the sock off the hoof. You can walk away while doing this if the sock is dry and just use one sweeping motion to pull the sock off. If the sock is wet and heavy, or you have a horse with arthritis, or those suffering from tendon issues or other such leg injuries, be more gentle. Grab a handful of the sock and pull the sock off a handful at a time.