Minnesota Horsewoman Invents a New Horse Product


Have you ever had an idea that made you say, “Hey, I should invent this!”? Well, I did! Or, more precisely, I am in the process of bringing my invention to life. If you’re like me, you’ve walked or stood around in cold weather with your horse covered in a traditional cooler for up to an hour, waiting for him or her to dry, only to find that once the cooler has “dried’ your horse, you have to spend another 15-20 minutes toweling off his or her belly and chest before you feel comfortable putting him out. And even then, you wonder, “Is he dry enough? Is she going to get sick?”.

I have been training horses and teaching lessons in Minnesota for almost 10 years now. One of my least favorite things became waiting around in the freezing cold for the last horse I rode to dry. At one point, I even brought a hair dryer out to the barn to try to speed things up. Of course I’ve tried just about every cooler out there but the problem was always the same. The horse would never be completely dry. Regardless of what brand of cooler I used, or the material it was made from, two parts of the horse’s body that get the most sweaty, the belly and the chest, would always still be wet. I would then have to spend another 10-15 minutes toweling off these areas after I’d already waited up to an hour for the rest of the horse to dry. All of this while it’s freezing cold outside!

So I invented the WikSmart Cooler! This patent pending design has an extra panel of fabric that covers the horses belly and chest for a faster, more complete dry. I have found the average drying time to be about 10 minutes, even with very sweaty horses! See how it works or pre-order your own cooler through the Indiegogo.com crowd fundraising campaign which ends March 27th, 2013. http://igg.me/p/325207/x/2259717 After that, visit us at http://www.wiksmart.com/ or  https://www.facebook.com/wiksmart.

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