Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Absorbine New Product Review

Well, Once again my great friends at Absorbine / W.F. Young contacted me and asked if I would be interested in trying a new product. So, of course I said, "Yes, send me something. I'll give it a try!" . Shortly, there after I received this can of Absorbine Show Sheen Finishing Mist. As per Absorbine's Website,

"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 for uniform and complete coverage• Original ShowSheen® is now enriched with Pro Vitamins and Silk Proteins to shine and strengthen better than ever• Pro Vitamins nourish coat for a world class shine• Silk Proteins strengthen mane and tail hair for a more beautiful appearance• Repels dust and dirt to save grooming time• ShowSheen® is the best selling hair polish in over 25 countries around the world• Fresh scents of Jasmine and Sandalwood pamper your horse"
And link here Absorbine .
I did take a couple of before pics, but not what I really should have, because I was so excited to have caught my horses and have them cooperate with me that I just got to work on the dreaded "burr" removal.
Kola's Mane Before:

Misty's Abominable Tail Before:

The remaining pictures from here down are "After" .

Now, I do not show my horses, however, I do like to keep them relatively clean when necessary, such as "burrs" plaguing them or mostly in the summer when riding. Usually, I use cooking spray to clear out burrs, but I thought I'd try this finishing spray, even though technically I'm not finishing prior to a show. I must admit, it worked really well as a "burr" removal product and it smelled real good. Well, that is until Misty farted in my face as I was finishing her tail. Neither horse minded the spray action or the smell, but in saying that, they are well behaved girls and both girls love a good grooming session and they are used to me messing about with them. I like the product and I would purchase it. It seems to average around $10 a can and although "cooking spray" is cheaper, I used less of the Absorbine Show Sheen Finishing spray to get the job done than I have in the past using the cooking spray. And I still have plenty left in the can. So I would recommend this product especially to those of you who do show. And it leaves tails and manes pretty and shiny.


Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Callie, I will always associate you with the dreaded burr removal sessions. Ha ha. And bonus, I got hit with two fart jokes in one day. Lisa of LOR had one too. Geez. The other day I had to tell Lostine not to crap on me because she kept lifting her tail while I was picking out her hind hooves. Horses are so rude.

Callie said...

LOL, Gail, too funny, thankfully no one has crapped on me yet, I'm sure that day is yet to come!

cdncowgirl said...

I am a fan of the Absorbine gel (the consistency isn't quite as firm as a gel but not as runny as baby oil either) It does a fantastic job. Think I'll have to give this finishing mist a try too.

omg word verification: purverts

Grey Horse Matters said...

I can't remember if we've ever tried this. But I do know we currently use Show Sheen to get the burrs out, I never use it on their bodies because of saddle slippage,which was a hard learned lesson. It was right up there with a fart in the face! As I'm sitting her now my dog Murphy is at my feet gassing me, I can't believe he ate anything that could smell like this.

Callie said...

Lisa, I'm not familiar with the gel stuff, may have to give that a try myself. I also used it on the hairy Aussie Shepherd last night and it worked well on him.

Arlene, LOL, I'll bet literally a "hard" lesson learned. And good grief, I always have dogs at my feet gassing me too! Wonder if we can feed them herbal frangranced food, LOL!

John and Regina Zdravich said...

Some of the horses at neighboring barns have problems with burrs, but thankfully our Girls do not. I am alway leery of a product with an aerosol spray -- I prefer the "misting" type. But from what I have seen of "burr infestation" whatever works is worth its weight in gold!!!

Donna said...

I love the regular Showsheen so I'm not surprised this works well too!