The Point of Neck Sweaters

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    05-21-2012, 09:23 AM
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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    05-21-2012, 11:23 AM
No one?
    05-21-2012, 11:26 AM
Green Broke
Do you mean actual neck sweats or mane-stay/sleazy type tamers?
    05-21-2012, 11:49 AM
Originally Posted by themacpack    
Do you mean actual neck sweats or mane-stay/sleazy type tamers?
Yes, an actual neck sweat.
    05-21-2012, 12:21 PM
Green Broke
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.
    05-21-2012, 12:26 PM
Do they make those for human middles? LOL
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    05-21-2012, 12:26 PM
Green Broke
Wow, I need one for my body! At least the lower half

Oh and JINX Rascaholic!
    05-21-2012, 12:31 PM
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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    05-21-2012, 12:40 PM
Thanks for the explanation! :)
    05-21-2012, 12:41 PM
Green Broke
They do actually have some for humans. I'm assuming they're made of the same material.


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