A drug-free alternative for relaxation in horses.
ThinLine Global announces a new line of relaxation tools for horses, the Busy Buddy. ThinLine researched a myriad of issues commonly faced by horse owners, ranging from introducing young horses to the bit to making daily horse handling such as grooming, farrier work, and leading, easier. What ThinLine discovered was Busy Buddy; a drug-free product line that produces relaxation in horses immediately and effectively.
The Busy Buddy might be the best item in your tack box!
"Here at ThinLine, we have made it our life’s work to develop products to make horses and their owners happier,” said Elaine Lockhead Castelao, founder of ThinLine. "Sometimes life for horses can be stressful, and that can also make our lives with them frustrating. It became our mission to make life better for both horse and owner. We began by thinking about the mechanics of a pacifier and how those soothe infants. What if we could create something that would not only entertain but also relax horses? By giving them a piece of latex tubing they could chew on, horses experienced immediate psychological comfort."
ThinLine’s first product was the Halter Busy Buddy, which simply clips to the upper cheek rings of the halter and runs through the mouth. The beta tests saw such phenomenal results ThinLine quickly added the Bridle version, which is added to a bridle and clips to a single ring behind the chin, allowing owners to have a relaxation tool at the ready for any equine moment.
“Our 2-year-olds now stand quietly in the cross ties for grooming and bathing,” one racehorse trainer told us.
Another farrier said, “I put on the Busy Buddy for several of my clients horses who historically wrestle me while shoeing. They immediately relax and chew, and I can safely and efficiently shoe the horses.”
Developed for all horses, young and old, here are just a few things the Halter Busy Buddy and the Bridle Busy Buddy can do:
Halter Busy Buddy:
- Stops fretting, biting, and kicking in the crossties.
- Provides them with a relaxing toy during clipping and grooming.
- Gently introduces the sensation of a bit in the mouth while encouraging relaxation and chewing.
- Pacifies horses' nerves for the vet, without using sedatives.
- Entertains horses during farrier work.
- Used while lunging; encourages relaxation of the jaw and muscles over the back.
Bridle Busy Buddy:
The Bridle Busy Buddy is specially designed to be used with a bridle and a bit.
- Keeps horses from chewing on those expensive reins!
- Entertains your horse while standing around at horse shows.
- Lunging in a bridle? Add the Bridle Busy Buddy for more relaxation.
Made of industrial, hospital-grade Latex tubing, ThinLine bit guards, elasticized rope, and 2 clips for the Halter Busy Buddy or one clip and a ring for the Bridle Busy Buddy.
The Busy Buddy is the perfect way to encourage your horse to relax in a variety of situations without having to use expensive supplements or medications.
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Contact: Elaine Lockhead Castelao
5434 Coates Industrial Blvd. #300
Durham, NC USA 27705