It appears that Martha Stewart’s horses, donkeys and sheep now have help getting to those itchy spots.
Check it out!
Martha Stewart’s blog for her animals, The Daily Wag, is abuzz with the word that Scratchnall self-grooming/scratching pads for animals large and small have hit the domestic diva’s New York farm with great success.
“A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Martha Stewart’s stable manager, Betsy Perreten,” Cynthia Garry, Scratchnall’s inventor, said. “Betsy saw my product back in November while I was an exhibitor at The Equine Affaire in Massachusetts. She thought Scratchnall would be a perfect fit for Martha’s animals, so she called me and placed an order.”
Scratchnall is a pad made to be used in stables, barns, kennels, zoos and homes. They are uniquely designed to be used separately, or they can be interlocked to create surfaces in any size or shape. Plus, they easily bend to fit around corners. Garry uses three pads for her horse, Sundance, and her donkey, Teddy. Various videos posted on www.scratchnall.com/show different animals enjoying their turns.
“After Martha had a chance to see and touch these pads for herself, she was very impressed,” Garry said. “Her 50-pad order will allow her friends in fur to access the pads in a variety of designs and applications, thus increasing their enrichment and overall enjoyment.”
So let me know if you try Scratchnall, and what you think, and I’ll post more about it. It seems like a no-brainer; anything that will keep a horse from rubbing its face on a barn or shed wall that could contain a nail seems sensible.
Here’s to you and your horse,