Monday, August 16, 2010

New Products: Absorbine Equine

Recently, I had been contacted through Facebook by a person representing Absorbine to try a couple of new Equine products. Honestly, I had forgotten about it until, of course they showed up in the post. One is a natural fly spray and the other a topical liniment and antiseptic which I believe can be either wiped on or sprayed on. This is the beauty of blogging and attaching your blog to Facebook. I love when this happens because it gives me an opportunity to try something new and share it with others and the timing was perfect.
Now, I have not tried the liniment, thankfully, I have no reason to at this time, however, I have been using the natural fly spray, UltraShield Green by Absorbine. It has a blend of essential oils including geraniol from geraniums, citronella, lemongrass, thyme, rosemary, cedar and clove. I like it. It is eco-friendly and it also can be used on dogs as well. It is a natural fly spray, so it doesn't last as long as the ones that are not natural, but it did give the girls eight hours of relative relief from biting insects and at the height of our hot and humid weather. I was shocked at just how how well it worked. The other thing I like about a more natural fly spray is that it did not limit me as to how much and where I put it. I was fairly generous and as I sprayed legs, the flies just dropped off to the ground. The smell is good too, not bad. And the girls did not seem to mind it, but my girls are pretty used to getting sprayed and wiped so it wouldn't matter to them what it smelled like, but it was nice for me because I did not come back in the house needing a shower to clean off the reek of normal fly sprays. Would I consider purchasing this product? YES, but to alternate it with my usual Pyranha spray. The price on line is about the same as any other fly spray. In the $15 range. I can find it easily on-line. Here is the link to the Absorbine blog , if anyone is interested.


GoLightly said...

I use to practically bathe my first mare in Absorbine.

Scurfed her skin up a bit, 'til I got smarter.

Now I use it for, uh, other stuff.
Love the smell of Absorbine, takes me back to those first days of horse-ownership..

Mrs Mom said...

I heard from them too. I'd love to score some of their hoof care products for review ;)

Have to see what happens!

Give those pretty ladies a rub from us!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Thanks for the review. I don't remember if I've ever tried this stuff. I've used so many over the years and I don't think any of the natural ones work that well. We usually go with Skin So Soft (except on the paints or light skinned horses, because it can cause them to sunburn), anyway, maybe I'll give it a try, thanks again.

cdncowgirl said...

I usually use Absorbine's Ultra Shield. Works pretty good for me, most of the time. Flies & mosquitos are extra bad this year.

I've been wondering, how do I attach my blog to Facebook? I've noticed a few fellow bloggers have done it so that when they put up a new post on Blogger it shows up on FB.

Absorbine said...

Hey Mrs. Mom, It's Sean at Absorbine. We would be interested to see how you like our Hooflex line for hoof care. Please email me at and we'll set that up.

Jason Strong said...

I appreciate the info! My wife had me get online and try to find some pure equine for her sisters horse. This gave me some good info on what to look for. Thanks for sharing!

Avery Schlacter said...

I remember doing equine therapy when I was young and now my friend is running a business and has been looking for some equine products. So thanks for this.