Drops in barometric pressure associated with colder weather affect those with poor circulation or reduced blood flow the most because a decrease in barometric pressure actually increases pressure on the nerve endings in the body that control pain signals to the brain. Neuropathy, the nerve sensitivity common to human diabetics or comparably, horses with Cushings, tends to worsen in the winter, increasing the importance of keeping feet and legs warm.
“My feet have never been warmer, more comfortable or more pain-free than since wearing these socks,” says Charles Joseph Berry, 56, lifestylist and Elite Equestrian contributor, after trying a limited edition prototype ‘people pair’ of Celliant socks by Sox For Horses, using the same yarn as their signature winter socks, Whinny Warmers.
Horses may not speak for themselves quite as eloquently, but the testimonials of owners like J.B. of New York State come close: “I put them on my old Thoroughbred mare, Lucky. She bent her head down to touch them with her nose and went back to her warm beet pulp soup. Her ankles were icy cold when I picked her leg up to put the Whinny Warmers on, so I know she was chilly. She seemed so happy to have them on!”
Whinny Warmers were created for cold weather and to warm equine legs and increase circulation. Always looking to the cutting edge of yarn sciences, SFH winter socks, Whinny Warmers, use Celiant, the most technologically-advanced infrared energy fibers in the world, to encourage not only alleviation of pain and other negative symptoms, but actually improve the body’s natural systems. Celliant works by increasing the amount of blood traveling to an affected area, as well as encouraging blood to absorb more oxygen. Increasing both blood flow and oxygen levels helps muscles and joints combat stiffness, soreness and edema caused by aging, injury or arthritis.
Infrared light is a naturally occurring wavelength just outside the visible light spectrum (not to be confused with ultra violet or UV light, which is on the opposite end of the spectrum). Infrared light is widely recognized for its positive effects on the body, including as a medically proven vasodilator promoting circulation, increased tissue oxygen levels, enhanced cell vitality and better-regulated body temperature. Products containing Celliant ® have no adverse effects as they work directly with the body to enable effectiveness and as such can be used continually.
Berry added, “Knowing how my feet feel as a result of wearing my prototype Celliant socks brings home the message of how much impact Whinny Warmers can have for animals suffering the pain of arthritis or circulation-impairing conditions like founder, laminitis, Equine Metabolic Syndrome or Equine Insulin Resistant Cushings. I hope Sox will allow me to beta test more of the ‘people socks’ they are looking to manufacture.”
Veterinarian recommended, owner referred, and horse approved, Sox For Horses ® offers socks for winter warmth and improved circulation as well as Silver Whinnys , the silver-embedded equine socks that are winning the war on Equine Pastern Dermatitis, and proving that both lines of bandage socks are effectively assisting owners/trainers/handlers in resolving many of the most difficult, endemic and non-responding of leg conditions. Learn more at www.soxforhorses.com.