Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Absorbine USA and the Masterson Method - partners for muscles and joints

In the USA, horse owners have a long history of using muscle rubs and wrapping their horses' joints.

For over 120 years in the USA, riders and trainers have trusted Absorbine Veterinary Liniment - known as Absorbine Embrocation throughout Europe - to maintain their horses' muscles and joints.

Horses and riders selected for the USET endurance squad at WEG 2014

Absorbine have recognized over time that equine comfort takes a whole body approach.  As a result, they have teamed up with Equine Massage Therapist, Jim Masterson, creator of The Masterson Method in an effort to help educate horse owners on how they can more completely address stress in their horses’ bodies, leading to top performance and a great attitude.

The Masterson Method was established by Jim Masterson as a system in which horse owners learn to recognize and use the horse’s response to touch to find and release accumulated tension in key junctions of the body that most affect performance. In contrast to most traditional modes
of massage, it enables the horse to actively participate in the process of releasing tension. Jim has served as an Equine Massage Therapist for the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014 Unites States Equestrian Team (USET) Endurance Teams, and for equine clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan American and World Games competitions.

Jim Masterson endorses Absorbine muscle and joint care products as excellent components in an integrated strategy for maintaining comfort and performance. “I use Absorbine® supplements for muscles, joints, and hooves on a day-to-day basis to maintain my horses' over-all health and comfort,” Jim says. “I also use Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment on muscles and lower legs after they've been working hard.”

Absorbine and The Masterson Method are pleased to kick-off their partnership at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, where Jim Masterson will be attending as the Official Equine Massage Therapist for the USET Endurance Team.

Through Absorbine USA's connection with Jim and the USET Endurance Team, Absorbine this year sponsored the Endurance Team selection trials for the USET Endurance Team at the 2014 World Equestrian Games. 

for further information visit www.absorbine.co.uk or www.facebook.com/AbsorbineUK. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Absorbine Fly Control Hamper Facebook Giveaway

Here’s a bit more information about the Facebook giveaway prizes, and how they can help keep your horse happy this summer. The lucky winner of all three of the products below will be drawn on Friday 13th June.

There are a number of Absorbine products which can help stop your horse getting irritated by flies and insects.  Firstly there is Ultrashield fly spray, it provides a long lasting protective shield against flies and midges and offers all-round protection in equestrian premises, stables and barns. Ultrashield contains active ingredients Permethrin and Pyrethrin, providing instant knock-down when insects come into contact with it.

This spray is complimented by the Ultrashield brand fly mask. The see-through mesh is made out of new Rip Shield material and has two adjustable safety-release closures to ensure a good fit. It also has a loop where a lead rein can be attached. The mesh material is tear resistant and extra tough to prevent unwanted damage. The mask provides protection against all flies and midges and is available in different sizes to fit a variety of different sized horses.

The Mitt is designed for applying grooming and leather care products. Simply unzip the outer cover and peel back over the arm, this prevents the product going over you. Then use the Mitt to apply the product and when finished, pull the outer cover back over to ensure no mess. The Mitt is available in Large or small.

To find out more about the Absorbine fly range, visit www.absorbine.co.uk