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post #1 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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The Point of Neck Sweaters

I've never used one but saw someone using one the other day. I was wondering what the entire purpose of them was.

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post #2 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 10:26 AM
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Do you mean actual neck sweats or mane-stay/sleazy type tamers?
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Do you mean actual neck sweats or mane-stay/sleazy type tamers?
Yes, an actual neck sweat.

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post #5 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 11:21 AM
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It's used to sweat the neck and throat latch area to create a "prettier" neck. It's supposed to slim down the neck by sweating the fat off it, and shaping it into a more favorable shape.
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post #6 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 11:26 AM
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Do they make those for human middles? LOL
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post #7 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 11:26 AM
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Wow, I need one for my body! At least the lower half

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Certain breeds are more prone to getting "Cresty". My mare needed 100 pounds put on her when I bought her 8 weeks ago. She's now at optimal weight, but her neck is a little more cresty than I'd like for our breed shows. So my trainer will be mixing up a concoction of alcohol and glycerin during the summer for our work outs, spraying it at the crest, and putting the neck sweat on her. After a couple months of doing this, the cresty neck will not be so apparent.

She's a Morgan by the way, one of the breeds that get cresty.

I was thinking Id spray some on my hips and wrap up in some plastic wrap while I ride, and by August, we'll both be less fatty for our show LOL
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post #9 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the explanation! :)

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-21-2012, 11:41 AM
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They do actually have some for humans. I'm assuming they're made of the same material.

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