Even if you only plan to use a pair at a time, the set of four allows you to clean one pair while you are using the other pair. Be sure to determine the correct size before ordering. Learn more about our Silver Whinnys®.
You can purchase two sox if you are not sure your horse will accept them. Though two sox are not enough to resolve conditions on more than one leg, you can see how your horse will do with them. Call us if you need help.
If two legs are involved, four sox will provide the owner with the ability to follow the protocols developed to assist in successful healing, which would be 2 sox on and 2 sox clean and ready for the next day.
If all 4 legs are involved we recommend that two sets of sox are purchased so that 4 sox are on and 4 sox are washed and ready for the next day.
This is important as the silver in the sox can be overwhelmed by the sheer number of bacteria and fungi in the barn environment after 24 hours. The silver acts as the barrier in the sox that inhibits bacteria and fungi from reaching the skin tissue. Machine washing the sox and changing them every 24 hours restores the ability of the silver to perform.
The socks must be changed every 24 hours until the wounds/dermatitis heals.
After all these many years, we understand how our sox can assist healing and if done correctly, the results are predicable.
The SOFT WB/TB size Silver Whinnys were made to be soft for very sensitive skin legs that easily get abrasions and rubs from wrap or bandage. The yarn is very strong. It is the same silver yarn as used for our Silver Whinnys, but much softer. If you have that TB that fits this description and worry about putting anything on its legs, these Sox could be what you are looking for. Because these socks are made with a softer yarn, they can snag easier, but the yarn will be difficult to break. If they snag, simply tuck the snag in between the two layers of sock to restore a smooth appearance.