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post #1 of 13 Old 07-29-2011, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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*Safe-Gum* Blanket and halter protectors

I am bringing this item in to sell

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Before I place my first order, a few questions

Would you buy them - why or why not?

Would you use them on your halters, blankets or both?

Rather than having to buy the kit of the 12 items (6 of each type) would you be more inclined to buy them if you could buy as many as you want - loose - of the individual pieces at a slightly higher price than if you bought them in the kit? (they are $2.08 each in the kit) - if they were $2.25 individually - would that make you more inclined to buy them if you could pick which one you wanted and how many of them?

Thanks so much for any/all opinions on them!

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-29-2011, 10:54 PM
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I would DEF buy that. I would also buy extra of the straight pieces as well (seperately or maybe in 6 packs of just them?), I can think of many places to use those!

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post #3 of 13 Old 07-30-2011, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks so much for the feedback! More and more I am seeing that people would really appreciate being able to pick and choose which one(s) they want and how many of each, rather than buying a pre-ordained amount in kit form ...

I think the packages will have a definate attraction as well, but everyone is going to have different uses for different one(s) and may well need to order 10 of one and none of the other once they see what use they get from them

Thanks again!

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post #4 of 13 Old 07-30-2011, 10:16 PM
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Looks like a nice idea. My concern though how much pressure you have to apply to break it? Wouldn't they break too easily?

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post #5 of 13 Old 07-30-2011, 11:28 PM
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Are they ultra violet light resistant and hard weather wearing? What sort of guarantee do they come with? Are they non - toxic if consumed by animals?
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post #6 of 13 Old 07-31-2011, 12:01 AM
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yea I don;t want a horse to brake a halter If I want her tied while iam working on her,Only in a emergency,would that be good
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-31-2011, 12:16 AM
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Great idea!..
Now I just need a horse that doesn't already break every blanket I put on him!
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-31-2011, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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kitten val - they are about 4-6 times thicker than a rubber band so if a horse was caught or tied and panicked and pulled back with all its might - yes - it is going to let go for sure. Would I use it on a halter that I was using for my stallion for live cover breeding? No way ...

Would I use it on a halter that I was using to teach a horse to load onto a trailer? Again - no way

Its meant to be use for turnout halters and the like where you WANT them to break and let go if the horse gets into trouble

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Are they ultra violet light resistant and hard weather wearing? What sort of guarantee do they come with? Are they non - toxic if consumed by animals?
Well - they have gone through heat and cold cycles in Europe for several years now so would think they will stand up equally well over here. Would they stand up in Antarctica with -30 to -50F temperatures? Uh ... no ...

They are $2.25-2.50 each - what sort of guarantee would YOU expect to come with something in that price range??? Heck - they're less than a Starbucks coffee or a Mickie D burger! They will break if the horse gets into trouble - that's their guarantee ...

I guess they are as non toxic as any plastic/rubber combination item that your horse chooses to consume. While I wouldnt want to see my horse, my dog or my child consume a rubber band, if they are so inclined to do so, a day later it does come out just fine the other end and the *ingester* is none the worse for wear ...

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post #9 of 13 Old 07-31-2011, 01:28 PM
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How is this any different than using a heavy-duty rubber band for the same purpose?
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post #10 of 13 Old 07-31-2011, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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How is this any different than using a heavy-duty rubber band for the same purpose?
Simply because its 4-6 times thicker than a "heavy duty rubber band" so yes - you could absolutely get 4-6 rubber bands and thread them through together in the same way you could use a dime instead of a screwdriver to tighten a screw, or you could use duct tape to patch a hole instead of doing it properly with a sewing machine. You can use a screw driver instead of a hoofpick. You could use binder twine to hold 2 pieces of your halter together instead of sending it away to get fixed and you could also tie a heavy sheet around your horse with binder twine and "heavy duty rubber bands" I guess instead of buying him a blanket

Truly - there are many things you COULD do and in the end, its up to you if you choose to buy something that had been manufactured specifically for the job at hand or you choose to try and be innovative and see if you can find something around the farm that will do the job as well

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