The Equine Scratcher
A barn accessory for barn walls or pasture post. It is a flexible, textured panel that allows horses to relieve itching and safely scratch without pulling hair or risking injury. It helps prevent skin abrasions and puncture wounds and has the added benefit of being stimulating to some horses who crib or chew from boredom.
10½" x 25" each
The picture shows a post covered by many Equine Scratchers and one enlarged for detail.
- Brand: Shires Equestrian
- Type: The Equine Scratcher
- Color: Black
"Update on Scratcher"
I decided to contact the company who manufacturers these, and they were more than happy to send me a replacement free of charge! I will try one more time!
I had looked at these for a couple of years, and I finally purchased one two months ago. It is installed on one of the large circular poles on the side of my horse's stall. My horse has not used it, but that's not the issue. Yesterday, I noticed the scratcher had split vertically 3/4 of the way down in one spot! I am removing it today...what a disappointment.
I bought this to give my horse something else to rub on besides board fences and etc, because in doing so, he was destroying them. Mounted this on a sturdy telephone pole that supports corner of his run-in shed, and he loves it. It's safe with no sharp edges, and he can rub his head without tearing up his fly mask. My only complaint is the hardware packaging. The baggie that the screws & washers were in was super flimsy and had split along the seam. Most of the washers had fallen out through cracks in the box in shipping and I had to replace them. Other than that - great product!
"Your horses will LOVE this!"
This is a GREAT product. I wasn't sure if my horses would use it before I bought it, but about 10 minutes after I put up the Scratchers, my horses couldn't get enough of them. I feel good that I got something for my horses that they love and will help them to scratch safely. It's a great product. Also, the quality is fantastic, and the price point is great. Try it out. You won't regret it!