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RefreshMint is a natural body wash and brace that safely cuts through tough dirt, grime, and sweat and leaves the coat clean and shiny with no soapy residue. Its unique blend of Spearmint, Menthol, Witch Hazel, and all-natural grain alcohol gives a horse a cooling, tingling sensation that relaxes the muscles. It is strong enough to clean and refresh, yet mild enough to be used full strength under a porous wrap.
Body wash - cools horse down after exercise
Cools and refreshes
Works as light liniment
Helps relieve swelling and stiffness
Can wrap affected area without blistering
Cleans with no irritating soapy residue
Fresh spearmint scent - pleasant and natural
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The story behind the W. F. Young Family and the Absorbine® name dates back over 110 years...
Imagine the rolling green hills of the Connecticut River Valley. It's 1892 and after a successful eight-year stint as a piano salesman, Wilbur Fenelon Young leaves the music world behind and looks back to his childhood for a new direction. With new bride Mary Ida by his side and inspired by his love of horses, Wilbur developed a formula of herbs and essential oils. The formula was not harsh or blistering like the other therapies of the time; it would help keep a horse from going lame while gently reducing the swelling and stiffness. From a tub in their farm house kitchen, Wilbur and Mary Ida created Absorbine Veterinary Liniment.
As the popularity of Absorbine Liniment grew, farmers began to realize that this product helped humans too! Just a bit, rubbed into the muscles, would relieve the aches and pains of hard work and reduce swelling and discomfort. Word got back to our entrepreneur - using the original formula as a basis with some changes and refinements, Wilbur created a liquid for human use and introduced a sister product, Absorbine Jr.® Antiseptic Liniment, in 1903.
Demand continued to increase and the small manufacturing operation in Meriden, CT could no longer keep up. Lacking the up-front money to finance a move, Wilbur went to his father for a $500.00 loan. Charles Young always thought his son was foolish to give up selling pianos but agreed to help with the new venture. The loan was conditional - Wilbur had to pronounce himself in all advertising as Wilbur F. Young, P.D.F. - Pa's Darn Fool!
Highlights of our history... In the early 1900's, Walter Johnson - one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time, appeared as celebrity spokesman for Absorbine. We coined the term "athlete's foot" in the 1930's. American troops in World War II used Absorbine Jr. to ease their muscle pains. Lucien Lauren, trainer of Triple Crown Champion Secretariat also endorsed Absorbine Veterinary Liniment.
Today, the Young family's fifth generation continues to market the company's flagship Absorbine liniment as well as a host of other equine and human products from its corporate headquarters in East Longmeadow, MA. W. F. Young, Inc. strives to maintain Absorbine's herbal tradition and transfer that into today's marketplace. We are committed to providing the highest quality consumer and horse care products available on the market today.