Partner to Donate Durable Whinny Warmers™ to Rescues
As the holidays approach, Americans still find themselves the most generous people in the world. They give to countries stricken by natural disaster and they reach out with the same generosity to communities that have suffered economically or in the face of natural catastrophes like tornados, floods, and fire.
“It becomes almost over whelming to see how many need help these days,” says Ray Petterson, president of Sox For Horses, Inc. “Whether rescuing an animal rescue or helping people, there is great heart and hope to be taken from the sheer number of people who give their time and resources to change even one corner of their own world.” The medicine that helps all of us feel a bit less overwhelmed, the equestrian entrepreneur believes, is the ability to make even a small effort to help animals in need.
Petterson’s own effort to help the horse he loved built a company. One rescue mare’s legacy continues in the numerous horses that have found warmth and comfort in the winter because of Whinny Warmers® and protection and comfort in the summer because of Summer Whinnys™.
“Wouldn’t you know? I had to start a new business, at the beginning of an economic disaster, but I couldn’t let that stop me. I couldn’t wait for a perfect time to begin this venture and that is a lot like giving. There is no perfect time to give. You just do it because you know it’s right.”
Through Sox For Horses, Inc., Petterson finds ways to give: “I can’t send every rescue organization money, at least not yet, but what I can do is give away a lot of socks all year to support fundraisers and the horses themselves. It’s paying it forward and it feels good.”
Sox For Horses, Inc is partnering with Nikwax® to waterproof older styles of Whinny Warmers®, that have been replaced by newer, extreme-temperature Whinny Warmers®, and recycle them as donations to equine rescues, where they will help horses most in need of TLC this winter.
Nikwax®, out of Seattle, WA, is joining in the giving spirit, and making the donation even better for horses, by ensuring that each donated set of Whinny Warmers® stays warm and dry outside on pasture. Nikwax offers environmentally-friendly waterproofing products that are safe against equine skin. Tech Wash® and TX.Direct® waterproofing provide long-lasting water-resistance for the donated Whinny Warmers®. Nikwax® Waterproofing has a eco-friendly equestrian line of wash-in, sponge-on and non-aerosol spray-on treatments to clean and waterproof tack, blankets, clothing and horse gear.
Learn more about Nikwax® at http://www.nikwax.com. Learn about Whinny Warmers® at www.whinnywarmers.com or by calling Sox For Horses, Inc. (850) 907-5724. Sox For Horses, Inc. is “Made in America” and supports “Buy Local” initiatives. Both companies welcome retail/dealer