Monday, December 22, 2008

Q-Link for Equines, Hmmmm...


I opened an email today from one of a few riding gear shops who send me their online specials. This ad baffled me. At first glance, I thought this was a free keychain with purchase offer. Then I read further and saw it's some kind of new-age energy balancing gadget - Q-Link Equine. Supposedly you put this object on your horse somewhere and it will have a calming effect and help the horse to focus by balancing his "biofield".

Uh, okay. May the Force be with you.

I went to the website to try and understand exactly how this thing is supposed to balance horsies' chi. No explanation made scientific sense to me, I even looked in the human version section. Still sounded like using crystals and astrology to me. When I saw the price of this nifty little ticket to equine sanity I nearly coughed up my coffee. $199.95!! Nearly $200.00 for this?? I have a better idea for that $200.00, how about spending it on a few more riding lessons and work with a qualified professional to address your horses' problems? How about spending it on a vet check to determine your horse has no health problems that are affecting his attitude?

Call me a skeptic but I can't believe this thing is the miracle worker they say it is. Anyone out there know of this? If you have used it, what was your take on the results? (and if you did buy it, were the results so dramatic it was worth that much money?)

11 comments:

Mrs H said...

This is my first visit to your blog and this post made me laugh out loud! If only horse sanity was one leather key chair away right?

Mrs Mom said...

Nope, have not seen this one before. But I tell ya what- my gut instinct says that this Q-Link is B-O-G-U-S ;)

Thanks for the laugh! With tons of family in, I NEEDED it!

OnTheBit said...

haha...I so need to have less morals so I can come up with something to scam people and make lots of money! I hope that people don't really buy that crap...I feel bad for people that are that desperate to calm down their horses...that is just not going to end well.

allhorsestuff said...

haha..May the Horse be with you!
You get one and we'll cal you Yota

jme said...

oooh a magical amulet to take the place of proper training and care! who wouldn't want that? i admit i might try it if it was under 20 bucks, but... i can't believe they've sold even one of these... yikes!

Tracey said...

I can sell you a piece of leather...er, magical, mystical mood enhancer for only $19.99...but only if you order within the next five minutes...and it's a $229.99 value! So act fast and order now...

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Hmmm, crazy! I wonder if this is something like the magnets that my wacky stepmother swears by and is always rolling, rubbing and sticking them on me and my kids' bodies?

Weird!!

~Lisa
New Mexico

WarPony said...

Wow, all I can say is that I wish *I* had thought of this! If I could sell $200 magic key chains I wouldn't have to roll change and return bottles to save up for my dream horse!!

OnTheBit said...

Just wanted to let you know I passed a meme on to you! This time I need to know 10 things about you :P

A Bay Horse said...

Dumbo's feather anyone? Wonder if it works on the placebo effect?

SolitaireMare said...

Wow! Without a doubt this is my most post provoking topic! I see it's in the majority that this is percieved as quite the expensive scam!

I wish people could understand that in order to find the best in a horse, you must first be a horseman. And that learning to be a horseman is a lengthy and time consuming process. There is no fast track, no gimmick and no "method" that can replace TIME -

TIME spent in the company of horses

TIME spent with qualified horse folk (and I'm planning an upcoming post on my opinion of what is a truly "qualified" individual)

TIME taken to always read, watch and absorb the best riding, training and care there is to offer.