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Absorbine

Absorbine

Like many significant achievements, Absorbine® grew out of humble beginnings—and through the tenacity of someone willing to question the status quo. In this case, it was a young woman in late 19th-century Massachusetts: Mary Ida Young. Her husband, Wilbur Fenelon Young, was an enterprising piano deliveryman who relied on the couple’s team of horses to make deliveries throughout the Northeast.

A Better Way

In those days, if a horse developed lameness, a common treatment was “blistering” the affected leg using one or more caustic agents. The blistered skin caused increased blood flow to the treated area, speeding recovery of the injury. Mary Ida knew there had to be a better, more humane way.

In addition to caring for their horses, Mary Ida was an avid gardener and herbologist. Through her knowledge of healing herbs, she formulated a special blend of herbs and essential oils into a tincture designed to increase blood flow and speed healing—without painful burning or blistering.

Wilbur and Mary Ida started using her creation on their horses daily. They were so impressed with the results that they named it Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment, and Wilbur started carrying some on his deliveries. On one such trip to Syracuse, New York, he sold a whole case to trainers at a local race track. In a letter to Mary Ida mailed on his way home, he wrote: “I have had $42.80 worth of ‘Absorbine’ orders this month. Let the good work go on. Some day we will make this boom … Lovingly Yours, Wilbur.”

Absorbine Horsemans One Step Harness Cleaner Absorbine Horsemans One Step Harness Cleaner save
£9.15
£7.32
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2 in stock
Horseman's One Step� is a convenient, one-step leather cleaning and conditioning cream. Three cleaning agents remove dirt, sweat, and salt, while helping to restore a natural shine. Designed for the busy equestrian, it requires no water and combines cleaning and conditioning in one step. It is great for use on harnesses, saddles, halters, bridles, reins, boots, belts, luggage, shoes, sporting good…
Absorbine ShowSheen Finishing Mist 444ml Absorbine ShowSheen Finishing Mist 444ml save
£9.30
£7.44
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Celebrated worldwide as the best-selling hair polish in over 25 countries, ShowSheen is now available as a Finishing Mist. Perfect for last-minute touch-ups, ShowSheen Finishing Mist has a continuous, quiet sprayer that won't spook your horse and even sprays upside down. Continuous sprayer offers uniform and complete coverage Quiet sprayer won't spook your horse and even works upside down Enriched…
Absorbine Showsheen Hair Polish Spray 950ml Absorbine Showsheen Hair Polish Spray 950ml save
£15.50
£12.40
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5 in stock
As the world's #1 selling hair polish, ShowSheen® is uniquely formulated to provide the serious horse owner with an unsurpassed multi purpose grooming aid. It coats each hair shaft to keep manes and tails tangle-free, while its conditioning action reduces static fly-aways. The coat becomes smooth and sleek, accentuating the body tone and definition. It also repels dust, dirt, and stains, protectin…
Absorbine Stain Remover & Whitener Spray 591ml Absorbine Stain Remover & Whitener Spray 591ml save
£9.79
£7.83
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1 in stock
Fast acting
Absorbine Supershine Hoof Polish 8 Oz: Black Absorbine Supershine Hoof Polish 8 Oz: Black save
£13.59
£10.87
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1 in stock
Dries in less than 60 seconds. Super high gloss, mirror-like finish. Seals out excess moisture and helps harden hooves. Does not penetrate beyond the surface of hoof wall.
Absorbine Supershine Hoof Polish 8 Oz: Clear Absorbine Supershine Hoof Polish 8 Oz: Clear save
£13.59
£10.87
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1 in stock
Dries in less than 60 seconds. Super high gloss, mirror-like finish. Seals out excess moisture and helps harden hooves. Does not penetrate beyond the surface of hoof wall.

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Horseman's One Step� is a convenient, one-step leather cleaning and conditioning cream. Three cleaning agents remove dirt, sweat, and salt, while helping to restore a natural shine. Designed for the busy equestrian, it requires no water and combines cleaning and conditioning in one step. It is great for use on harnesses, saddles, halters, bridles, reins, boots, belts, luggage, shoes, sporting good…
Celebrated worldwide as the best-selling hair polish in over 25 countries, ShowSheen is now available as a Finishing Mist. Perfect for last-minute touch-ups, ShowSheen Finishing Mist has a continuous, quiet sprayer that won't spook your horse and even sprays upside down. Continuous sprayer offers uniform and complete coverage Quiet sprayer won't spook your horse and even works upside down Enriched…
As the world's #1 selling hair polish, ShowSheen® is uniquely formulated to provide the serious horse owner with an unsurpassed multi purpose grooming aid. It coats each hair shaft to keep manes and tails tangle-free, while its conditioning action reduces static fly-aways. The coat becomes smooth and sleek, accentuating the body tone and definition. It also repels dust, dirt, and stains, protectin…
Fast acting
Dries in less than 60 seconds. Super high gloss, mirror-like finish. Seals out excess moisture and helps harden hooves. Does not penetrate beyond the surface of hoof wall.
Dries in less than 60 seconds. Super high gloss, mirror-like finish. Seals out excess moisture and helps harden hooves. Does not penetrate beyond the surface of hoof wall.