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April A HORSE BOX goodies!






As you all know, I signed up to get a monthly grab bag of equine goodies from A HORSE BOX.

For a nominal fee, A Horse Box will send out to you a goodie box filled with approximately 5-7 items per month.  For me, this is pure joy since I love surprises, I love to get unexpected things in the mail and I love grab bags – always have.

What arrived in my A HORSE BOX this month!

What arrived in my A HORSE BOX this month!

APRIL’S A HORSE BOX CONTENTS

I had never tried any of this month’s contents, so I’m excited!

1)  PONY PODS:  The all natural bubble bath in a sponge made just for ponies and the little hands that wash them.  Available in five ponylicious scents!  Click here!

This sponge is part of a larger program, Mrs. Conn’s Bath Day,  of pre-soaped (flavored) sponges…  If I was in a barn or had kids, I’d probably subscribe.  This seems like a fun way to make bathing your horse a good time.  And, I like the different scents of sponges.

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All kinds of fun scents!

2)  HAY WHERE’S THAT – It’s a  FUNGUS AMUNGUS

I have never tried this remedy, either.  It says, “Antimicrobial antifungal leg and body wash for use on fungus, rainrot and other skin irritations.

My neighbor’s donk has rainrot so she borrowed this.  I am going to use it on MT’s coronet band.  She doesn’t have any fungus, but it does get crusty from being wrapped all the time.  I’ll let you know if this helps, for sure!

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3)  CAVALOR MASH AND MIX:  COMFORTING EASILY DIGESTIBLE MIX PACKED WITH VITAMINS & ELECTROLYTES

This is an interesting concept… electrolytes in feed.  I also like that this is considered a warm water mash – a comfort food.

Inside the box was also a coupon to enter a contest to win a 3lb bag…

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*While checking the site, I saw that they have a IR/Cushings feed at 3% sugar and 5% starch.  It is called Fiber Force!  Good to know!  I’m going to try some with MT.

4)  DERMA-GEL:  Original Swiss formula:  Derma GeL “Animal Skin Care Tube Dispenser is an isotonic hydrogel made of high molecular weight polymers that promotes wound healing in all animal species: horses, dogs, cats, livestock, birds, reptiles and exotics. Derma GeL ensures a uniform porous barrier of protection against bacterial attack and foreign contaminants while maintaining skin moisture. No bandaging is required. Derma GeL promotes hair regrowth of the original color in affected area.”

I have never used this… but the case studies are very impressive.  I will try it on MT’s future abscesses to see if they heal more quickly.  Also, they gave us a discount coupon as well as the product…

Impressive.

Impressive.

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5)  JOLLY GOODIES apple treats for horses.  All natural, 100% dehydrated apple.

I like that there is nothing but apples in this.  The ingredients say, “dehydrated apple”.  That’s it.

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6)  COUPON FOR SADDLE LOCKERS.  Inside the A Horse Box was also a coupon for 10% off a SaddleLocker.  I don’t need this, but it is an interesting concept.

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FUN FUN FUN!

 

 

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Do your remember the 50-50 ice cream bars? This necklace reminds me of that! Orange Sherbert and creme!  was Only $42!    Now $32!
Czech Glass Orange Sherbert colored beads with crystal beads and large matte crystal at closure. Sterling Hammered cross! Necklace is 17″ with an additional 1.5″ for the cross!

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MECHANICAL BRUSHES for equines? Is there such a thing? Cows have them… why not horses?






Have you seen or worked with cows who have mechanical brushes?

The idea is that happy cows make better milk… and self-scratched cows using mechanical brushes don’t have to use the furniture – as it were.

Cow farmers have realized that there is far less damage to structures if they give the cow these rotating brushes, kinda like a car wash.

Is there a reason this wouldn’t work for equines?  Does anyone know?

I think once the horses became acquainted with the sound, they’d probably fight over it!

Any experienced equine auto brushers out there?  Please let me know!

In the meantime, here is how the cow mechanical brushes work…

Mechanical cow brushes... kind of like a car wash.  Does anyone have these for horses?

Mechanical cow brushes… kind of like a car wash. Does anyone have these for horses?

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She looks so happy! I think my horses would go wild for this!

MECHANICAL COW BRUSHES – a video to show how it works…

The whole reason I was thinking about this was because of this video.  It tells of a cow rescue establishment in Germany that raised donations to buy a mechanical cow brush – and  how all the cows are so happy!

Click to watch the video of the rescue cows and their new mechanical brush!

Click to watch the video of the rescue cows and their new mechanical brush!

A FEW ARTICLES THAT TALK SERIOUSLY ABOUT HOW THE BRUSHES IMPROVE PRODUCTION!

I found two research articles that speak to happy cows give happy milk!

Here are the two articles:  ARTICLE 1     ARTICLE 2

I’ll also cut and paste them here:

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  HERE IS THE NEXT ARTICLE ON HAPPY COWS WITH MECHANICAL BRUSHES.

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