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If your customer wants that ‘show ring shine’ all day, every day, start by reminding them it’s not going to happen overnight. Even horses on well balanced diets will look scruffy if they’ve been left to winter or are only given a quick brush under the girth before a ride. A good quality coat takes effort – and that means encouraging customers to actually use their grooming kits! They should be working from head to heel, currying the coat to release loose hair and deep-seated dirt, using a dandy brush to work the dirt out, then polishing up with a dandy brush.

As featured in the April issue of Let’s Talk Products, this selection of coat care and first aid products make an excellent starting point.

Absorbine

Absorbine CoolDown

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: 950ml | RRP: £23.03

Absorbine CoolDown is a new, all-natural, herbal equine body wash made with 12 herbs and essential oils. It gently cools, refreshes and cleans away sweat and grime whilst soothing tired muscles – ideal for use after exercise and competition. CoolDown also conditions the skin and coat, ensuring cleanliness without stripping out essential oils, making it ideal for daily use. The unique formula includes rosemary oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil, aloe vera juice, arnica extract and sassafras oil.

Hooflex Magic Cushion

Hoof products| Sizes Available: 1.8kg | RRP: £50.00

Hooflex Magic Cushion hoof packing is an efficient way to cool and cushion bruised soles and sore feet. Thermographic tests show that the all-natural formula starts working to reduce heat in hooves in just one hour and the cleaning and cushioning properties help to keep soles in good condition, even under pads. Magic Cushion is formulated for use before and after athletic competition. Available in two strengths, regular and Xtreme performance horse strength.

Showsheen 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: 591ml | RRP: £9.80

ShowSheen 2-in-1 Shampoo and conditioner cleans and conditions hair in one easy step, eliminating the need for a separate conditioner. Containing pro-vitamins to nourish the coat and skin, leaving hair soft, strong and more manageable. It deep cleans and revitalises, restoring brilliance and shine. Easy to use with a convenient bottle size and targeted application cap, the pH-balanced formula is specially developed for the sensitive skin of horses and is sulphate and paraben free.

Absorbine | +44 (0)1903 892060 | www.absorbine.co.uk

Botanica International Ltd

Botanica Anti-itch Cream

Healthcare and first aid | Sizes Available: 550ml | RRP: £45.99 | MADE IN THE UK

A concentrated blend of natural herbal ingredients in a water based moisturising cream, which helps soothe, moisturise and ease general itching and defend against sweet itch. Its unique blend of herbal properties acts quickly to soothe the area, whilst its in-built natural insect deterrent helps to further defend against the insects that cause sweet itch. A combination of Botanica Natural Cleansing Wash and Botanica Anti-Itch Cream will give your customers an excellent line of defence against sweet itch.

Botanica Cleansing Wash

Shampoos and cleaning products| Sizes Available: 300ml, 500ml, 5L | RRP: 300ml: £10.80, 500ml: £14.99, 5L: £55.99 | MADE IN THE UK

This natural herbal wash is designed to clean, purify and soothe the skin. Containing a unique combination of natural herbal ingredients that are blended to make a soothing, natural herbal wash. Botanica Cleansing Wash is highly effective, yet mild cleansing wash that is gentle enough for use on human skin. The user simply has to dilute two capfuls per litre of warm water, leaving the wash to soak in without rinsing it off.

Botanica Natural Herbal Cream

Healthcare and first aid | Sizes Available: 125ml, 300ml, 500ml | RRP: 125ml: £12.99, 300ml: £19.99,500ml: £29.99 | MADE IN THE UK

A unique combination of tree along with the soothing aloe vera and the additional beneficial value of comfrey and lavender, help to support aching muscles and tendons, providing an all-purpose natural herbal cream to help maintain a healthy skin against excessive external and environmental conditions. From mud rash, rain scald and cracked heels to ringworm, capped hocks, girth galls, saddle sores and even minor cuts and wounds, Botanica Natural Herbal Cream can help.

Botanica International Ltd | +44 (0)2841 739151 | www.botanica.ie

Cavalor (via Zebra Products Ltd)

Cavalor FlyLess

Shampoos and coat care products | Sizes Available: 500ml | RRP: £24

Cavalor FlyLess is a highly effective insect repellent spray that protects horse and rider against horseflies, flies, mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. The non-sticky, non-greasy formula is gentle on the skin and won’t harm or stain the user’s clothing or gear. Cavalor FlyLess contains Icaridin, a repellent molecule with registration for both human and horse. Icaridin forms a scented blanket on the skin, disrupting the mechanism that attracts insects to human and animal skin.

Cavalor Star Shine

Shampoos and coat care products | Sizes Available: 500ml, 3000ml | RRP: 500ml: £17, 3000ml: £57

Cavalor Star Shine is a long-lasting hair conditioner and detangler with a unique and pleasant aroma. Cavalor Star Shine adds real volume to the mane and tail, in addition to adding a brightening gleam to a horse’s coat and makes it appear as a real star on the show circuit. The horse’s tail and mane can be expected to remain tangle-free for up to a week.

Zebra Products Ltd | +44 (0)1352 763350 | www.zebraproducts.co.uk

Lister Shearing Equipment Limited

Lister Adagio

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: One Size | RRP: £105

A smart and reliable trimmer, the Lister Adagio is the perfect addition to any grooming kit. With over an hour’s running time and an adjustable blade with integrated cutting lengths, it’s the ideal product to blend away a winter coat. This quiet and agile trimmer is suitable for trimming fine hair and whiskers for over an hour on full battery with a fast 150-minute charging time.

The powerful DC motor with automatic speed control provides consistent cutting performance independent of the battery level and coat condition. Its adjustable cutting length of 0.7-3mm, smart LED battery level and charging indicators and easy cleaning function make this product perfect for any trimming opportunity.

Lister Shearing Equipment Ltd | +44 (0)1453 826692 | www.lister-clipping.com

MagicBrush (distributed by Trilanco Ltd)

Care&Shine Care Spray

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: 300ml | RRP: Euro 14.95

Care&Shine is specially developed for usage on mane, tail and fur. The exceptional combination of 100% natural ingredients loosens knots, makes brushing easier while providing nourishing care for the horse. The nourishing vitamins in the Care&Shine care spray support healthy hair growth and assist the change of coat. Free of silicones, Care&Shine provides a natural and silky shine. Suitable for every type of horse hair, the spray also has a dust and dirt repellent effect.

MagicBrush Set of 3

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: One Size | RRP: Euro 14.99

Proud to be recommended by the British Grooming Association, MagicBrush has designed a Limited Edition in the colours of the British flag – with brushes in red, white and blue. MagicBrush is ideal for grooming and perfectly suited to wet cleaning. The brush massages at the same time as brushing, making it a very popular brush with horses. For 2018, the MagicBrush collections include True Love, Deep Sea and Pure Nature, which all have unique colours and specially designed packaging.

Wash&Shine Shampoo

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: 500ml | RRP: Euro 14.95

Wash&Shine is formulated with 100% natural ingredients and vegan silk. The vegan silk, with a breathable protein film, offers special protection from negative environmental effects. This innovative ingredient reinforces the hair structure and allows for healthy skin, while the nourishing vitamin B complex supports the natural shine. Free from silicones, Wash&Shine is particularly gentle and skin-friendly, causes no eye irritation and can be used for sensitive horses.

Trilanco Ltd | +44 (0)1772 754844 | www.trilanco.com

Paskacheval

Frog Protec

Hoof products | Sizes Available: 200ml | RRP: 200 ml: £16.00, Liquid version + brush included 200ml: £18.00

Frog Protec is a cream that dries out and cleans decomposing frogs. Paskacheval recommends using this product to fight against thrush on frogs, or bad quality and smelly frogs. It is also available in a liquid version that is applied with the brush on a clean frog. For optimal result, it has to be applied every day until visible improvement. Frog Protec can also be used daily in order to prevent the frog from moisture during the winter period.

Lanocire Hoof Balm

Hoof products | Sizes Available: 500ml, 1 L, 5 L | RRP: 500ml: £10.00, 1L: £17.00, 5L: £70.00

Lanocire hoof balm is a restorative balm for dry and damaged hooves. Composed only of premium raw materials, the Lanocire balm is ideal for maintaining and supporting the quality of the hoof. Including beeswax, Laurel oil and lanolin, the hoof balm has a direct action on the elasticity of the hoof and beeswax reinforces its resistance, while the blend of animal and vegetable oils allows deep nourishment of the hoof.

Paskadouce

Healthcare and first aid | Sizes Available: 200ml, 500ml, 1L, 5L and 250ml spray | RRP: 200ml: £9.80, 500ml: £16.80, 1L: £29.00, 5L: £121.00, spray: £20.80

Paskadouce promotes natural healing. Available as an ointment to apply locally or in a spray format, Paskadouce supports the natural regeneration of the epidermal cells and helps relieve itching. It is suitable for cuts, grazes, kicks and bites. Users simply apply a thin layer of the cream and massage gently until total absorption of the product, and repeat the application three to four times per day.

Paskagal

Healthcare and first aid |  Sizes Available: 500ml | RRP: £20.80

Paskagal is an emulsified ointment for local and external use, specifically for mud rash. This cream is enriched with methylene blue for optimal action on mud rash issues. It can be used on horses’ legs and pasterns that are particularly exposed to humidity. It also helps to renew naturally skin cells and relieves from itching. It is applied to the skin to provide a layer for protection and needs repeat application three to four times per day.

SJ EQUIPRO | +353 871 324133 | www.paskacheval.com

Quick Knot

Quick Knot

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: Regular, XL | RRP: Regular: £24.95, XL: £26.95

Quick Knot is the new patented must-have tool for achieving professional competition plaits in a couple of seconds ‐ so no more needle and thread or elastic bands. The clip is as easy to put in, as it is to remove. With a total of more than 2.5 million clips sold, Quick Knot has already been a huge success since being launched in September and has been voted as Product of the Year in the Netherlands.

Equination | +31 642 296650 | www.quickknot.co.uk

Robinson Animal Healthcare

Animalintex

Healthcare and first aid | Sizes Available: One | RRP: Around £5.50 | MADE IN BRITAIN

Animalintex is a world renowned, multi layered poultice and wound dressing. It is the only veterinary licensed poultice on the market for the treatment of equine and canine wounds. It contains an antiseptic to prevent re-infection and natural poulticing agent, Tragacanth, which, when reacted with water, draws out any infection and creates a clean area for the wound to heal. Animalintex can be used dry for pressure padding after a lot of hard work to prevent or relieve inflammation.

Equiwrap Bandages

Healthcare and first aid | Sizes Available: One | RRP: Around £1.99

Equiwrap cohesive bandage is a powerful, flexible bandage that sticks to itself. Easy to tear, Equiwrap is made from elasticated crepe and comes in 10 cm x 4.5 m single rolls and a wide range of colours including fluorescent pink, green and orange. Flexible, lightweight and cohesive it shapes to the awkward contours of the legs providing support and protection. Once positioned Equiwrap will not loosen but should be changed daily and applied over a dressing or Veterinary Gamgee.

Animalintex Hoof Treatment

Healthcare and first aid | Sizes Available: One | RRP: Around £6 | MADE IN THE UK

Containing natural poulticing agent Tragacanth, Animalintex Hoof Treatment is suitable for the rapid treatment of foot conditions and is the only veterinary licensed poultice on the market for equine treatment. Highly absorbent, it is extremely versatile and can be applied either as a wet, hot or cold poultice, or as a dry dressing, to suit the needs of your horse’s injury or condition. Animalintex Hoof Treatment is distributed in packs containing convenient hoof shaped dressings, making Animalintex economic and convenient.

Horse & Rider First Aid Kit

Healthcare and first aid | Sizes Available: One | RRP: Around £24.95

The Robinson Animal Healthcare Horse and Rider First Aid kit provides all the essential items required to cope with that unexpected emergency. Coming in a handy, wipe clean bag with carry straps, The kit contains: Animalintex, Veterinary Gamgee, Equiwrap bandages, a 15g tube of Vetalintex, Skintact wound dressing, Fast Aid Cleansing Wipes and tough cut scissors. For the rider, the kit contains a Robinson Animal Healthcare Fast Aid Travel First Aid Kit, the perfect solution for minor first aid treatment.

Koolpak

Healthcare and first aid | Sizes Available: One | RRP: Around £2.50

Koolpak Equine Instant Ice Packs provide fast and effective cold therapy treatment for tendon injuries, inflammation, knocks, strains, bruises and swelling. The pack conforms easily around limbs and can be safely applied directly to the skin without freeze burn damage. Koolpak is instant in use and does not require any refrigeration, making it ideal for equine first aid kits when travelling or competing away from home.The Koolpak will remain effective for up to one hour.

Veterinary Gamgee

Healthcare and first aid | Sizes Available: 30cm, 45 cm | RRP: Around £12 | MADE IN THE UK

Veterinary Gamgee is a veterinary version of the original Gamgee from Robinson Animal Healthcare and is used to promote wound healing by insulating, cushioning and protecting wounds from external trauma. Veterinary Gamgee consists of a thick layer of superior quality, highly absorbent cotton wool enclosed in a choice of either a traditional gauze or a non-woven cover. Supplied as 500g rolls, Veterinary Gamgee is ideal as a highly absorbent secondary wound dressing or applied over wound dressings prior to bandaging.

Robinson Animal Healthcare | +44 (0)1909 735000 | www.robinsonanimalhealthcare.com

Shapley’s (distributed by Equine Solutions Ireland)

Shapley’s Easy Out No Rinse Shampoo

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: 8oz, 32oz | RRP: 8oz: £5.65, £15.25: 32oz

Shapley’s Easy Out No Rinse Shampoo is a fantastic product to remove stains and dust or dirt out of a horse’s coat whilst adding shine. Easy Out does not contain any alcohol so it won’t dry out the hair, making it more likely for future stains. Easy Out can ward off future staining by creating protective conditioning around each hair. Easy Out contains optical brighteners to add incredible mirror like shine without making the hair slippery.

Shapley’s Hi Shine Shampoo

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: 8oz, 32oz, Gallon | RRP: 8oz: £7.50, 32oz: £14.25, Gallon: £45.50

Shapley’s Hi Shine shampoo is a favourite with horse owners for getting the shiniest coat on a horse. Hi Shine Shampoo is an outstanding clarifying shampoo that gently deep cleans hair. It produces a rich, foamy lather that rinses out easily leaving no residue even with cold water. Hi Shine is specially made to be gentle enough for daily use, which is important as it will not strip the natural oils out of the horse’s hair.

Shapley’s Medi Care Shampoo

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: 8oz, 32oz, Gallon | RRP: 8oz: £8.95, 32oz: £22.95, Gallon: £59.95

Shapley’s Medi Care medicated shampoo has a blend of tea tree and lemongrass oils to create a natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal shampoo. It can tackle tough skin problems yet be gentle enough for daily use and won’t strip the hair of the natural oils or leave it brittle. Medi Care promotes healing and can be used on horses with sweet itch, mud fever, rain scald and other skin problems. An additional benefit is that lemongrass is known for warding off insects.

Shapley’s MTG Plus

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: 8oz, 32oz | RRP: 8oz: £13.95, 32oz: £29.99

Shapley’s MTG Plus is a fantastic all round product that promotes healing for all kinds of skin conditions such as sweet itch, mud fever, rain scald and is also said to grow hair. If a horse has lost its hair due to itching, MTG Plus creates a healthy environment for the hair follicle and has an anti-itch component that will soothe the itch and offer relief to the horse.

Equine Solutions Ireland | +44(0)7710 730000 | www.equinesolutionsireland.com

WildWash

WildWash Ultrashine Shampoo

Shampoos and cleaning products | Sizes Available: 300ml, 1L and 5L | RRP: 300ml: £14.95, 1L: £24.95, 5L: £69.95 | MADE IN THE UK

The WildWash Ultra Shine Natural Horse Shampoo for Chestnut, Bay and Black Coats showcases the most innovative and ground-breaking natural ingredients. Using the combined natural powers of star flower, myrrh and rosemary to protect and condition the skin and coat, WildWash Ultrashine Shampoo intensifies the natural coat colour, whilst leaving an incredible shine. This shampoo is super concentrated and can be diluted at a 32 to 1 ratio, making the 5L bottle is equivalent to 165L when diluted.

Wonder Balm

Healthcare and first aid | Sizes Available: 100ml | RRP: £14.95 | MADE IN THE UK

The Wonder Balm for hooves and wounds contains organic shea butter, sea buckthorn and kanuka. This multipurpose soothing and moisturising Wonder Balm can be used as a hoof dressing to help maintain healthy hooves or is perfect for use on hot spots, itchy spots, minor cuts, scrapes and grazes. Containing no parabens, no phthalates, no phosphates, no petrochemicals, no sulphates, and no PEGs, WildWash uses 100% pure essential oils and guarantees no animal testing on products or ingredients.

WildWash | +44 (0)2074 029672 | www.wildwash.co.uk