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Horse Scratching Tool Has Lots Of Uses
“Our new handheld scratching tool is designed for horses but also works great on barnyard, domestic, and zoo animals. It’s designed so you don’t have to bend over when scratching the animal and is a must-have tool for every barn,” says Cynthia Garry, inventor of the Scratch Me Silly scratching tool.
The 1-lb., 32-in. long yellow tool is made from fiberglass-impregnated plastic. It has a slightly curved shape with a scratching pad made from a thermoplastic elastomer at each end. One pad is larger for bigger animals, and the other is designed for smaller animals. The 32-in. length allows the user to stand upright and scratch the belly of the horse, while remaining at a safe distance from its hind legs. A video on the company website shows the tool being used to scratch a horse’s belly and between its front legs, and to loosen caked-on dirt on the animal’s legs. In cases of colic, after the vet has been called, it can be used to help stimulate the gut.
“Not only does the tool work great for scratching, it can also be used to shampoo the horse’s belly and to safely apply medication by saturating a cloth with medication and placing it over the pad,” says Garry.
She says the tool works great for physically challenged individuals to safely stay away from the animal and scratch its belly, and for anyone suffering from PTSD who wants to gain confidence by connecting with animals. It can also be used by people with poor blood circulation to the feet, because they can massage them without having to bend over.
Scratch Me Silly is made in the U.S. Sells for $32.95 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Scratch ’N All, P.O. Box 92, Dillsburg, Penn. 17019 (ph 888 972-7282; scratchnall@gmail.com; www.scratchnall.com).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #6