Our Story

From a passion for horses to The Horse World’s Most Trusted Name

Our story begins with a deep love of horses. In fact, very few people have understood and appreciated the importance of horses like Absorbine® founder Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife, Mary Ida. They knew that without the horse, America would be a very different place. So in 1892, Wilbur and Mary Ida decided to dedicate themselves to helping keep horses as healthy as possible. Working together, they developed a natural formula of herbs and essential oils that became Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment.

More than 120 years later, our line of products has grown considerably. But we haven’t forgotten our roots. Which is why we remain committed to offering horse care products of only the highest quality.

Absorbine® has come a long way. But Wilbur and Mary Ida’s spirits will always be a part of our bloodline.

At Absorbine® , we know that the time you spend with your horses — whether in the barn or in the saddle — is truly rewarding. So we’ve developed a line of horse care products that helps ensure that your horses look, feel, and perform their best, whether on the trail, in the ring, or just hanging out in the barn — anywhere you share those special moments. It’s something we’ve been committed to since our founding more than a century ago, when Wilbur F. Young and Mary Ida, knew that there had to be a better way to care for their horses. It was that belief and their love for animals that led to the creation of the very first Absorbine® horse liniment. And the beginning of a legacy that has led to Absorbine® becoming “The Horse World’s Most Trusted Name® .”

Today our passion continues, five family generations later. Whether it’s helping soothe muscle and joint pain, protecting your horses from biting and nuisance flies, caring for their hooves, or helping them look magnificent, Absorbine® is here to help. Like you, we’re dedicated to horse care. And we have been since 1892.

In 2017 we are celebrating the 125th anniversary of Absorbine.

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