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post #1 of 4 Old 11-26-2010, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Pom poms???

So I was browsing Dover's site and came across pom poms! They're to stick in your horse's ears when you clip so they don't get freaked by the noise. I dunno about you, but I don't think Molly would take too kindly to me sticking cotton down her ears . Anyone ever used them?

Dover Saddlery | Pom Pom Ear Plugs.

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-26-2010, 04:37 PM
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I have to - I just cut up a sponge though, it's far cheaper.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-26-2010, 06:13 PM
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I think most people use these as ear plugs for riding. I know a lot of show horses who use these when they compete.. it's amazing how much drowning out noise keeps them more focused and from spooking! I've never heard of people using them when clipping though... and I would have thought they'd get in the way, even if they were pushed in pretty far. Interesting!
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-26-2010, 06:29 PM
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^^ This is what we use them for, or actual ear plugs.

I think the pom poms let more noise in, instead of drowning everything out, like an ear plug would.

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