We have a test for you to get involved with.
David has been testing Ear Bonnets in the lab. Ear bonnets are also known as acoustic ears or ear hoods – they are normally used to help reduce noise that may upset your horse. We now have 12 products to test on YOUR horses and we are asking members to help us by joining in!
We are looking for FOUR members to each test 3 products. You will need to have a horse (that wears a horse or full horse bridle size) to conduct the testing. If you have access to two horses or you and a friend at the yard want to test together (each testing the 3 products on your horses – then that works well also).
You will need to try the products on your horse’s head – checking for fit, ease of fitting, comfort, security etc. We will also ask that you test them on a horse standing still and then when you exercise your horse in the ear bonnets for about 30min.
Testing period – the ear bonnets will be sent to you at the beginning of next week and you will need to get your results and answers to us by 2nd May – so you’ll have 2 weeks to complete the tests. If you get the results back to us by then you get to keep all the products!
Photos – you will need to take 3 photos of each bonnet on your horse, a straight-on photo and the left side and right side. These can be taken on your phone and sent to us. Ideally, your horse will have worn ear bonnets before or be used to hoods (things over their ears). The size of the ear bonnets we have tested is a horse or full horse, so your horse will need to have this size head – sorry.
If you would like to get involved then please head over to the Dr David Marlin Facebook Members Group to enter.
David will be holding a webinar on 19th May to discuss his findings and your test results will also feature!
Learn about the Webinar – Acoustic ears / ear bonnets tested.
We will try and give priority to those who haven’t been on a testing panel before. We’ve already divided them up into 4 packs of 3. You might get 3 good ones or 3 bad ones or a mix of good, bad and downright ugly. If you submit your photos and test findings on time then you get to keep what you have been sent to evaluate.