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  1. #1
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    Default Liniment

    What do you think of liniment?

    Do you use it?
    What do you use it for?
    What kind do you use and where do you buy?
    What do you think of the herbal liniments that are on the market? Are these a good option?

    Looking for advice....



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    Sore No More is the only liniment I'll use to deal with a specific issue or problem, because it has arnica in it.

    Otherwise, after a hard workout or on a particularly hot day, I'll just sponge my mare down with some diluted wintergreen alcohol.
    Tell a Gelding. Ask a Stallion. Discuss it with a Mare... Pray if it's a Pony!



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    Quote Originally Posted by sublimequine View Post
    Sore No More is the only liniment I'll use to deal with a specific issue or problem, because it has arnica in it.

    Otherwise, after a hard workout or on a particularly hot day, I'll just sponge my mare down with some diluted wintergreen alcohol.


    Another vote for Sore No More.



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    I'm a vetrolin junkie. I buy it at TSC, Dover, saddle supply co. etc.

    During the summer, I mix it with water- put a few frozen water bottles in it and sponge my horse before during and after our rides to help keep him cool and bring his body temperature after our rides.

    I use the same mixture after he's worked particularly hard. I also use it after I've clipped him, hose him down and then sponge him down with vetrolin to help ease the itching.
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    I don't use a store bought liniment, but in the summer I will add a couple of glugs each of vinegar and wintergreen to a final rinse bucket.
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  6. #6
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    I use Traumeel, which is a human grade arnica + gel.
    "Reite dein Pferd vorwärts und richte es gerade.” Gustav Steinbrecht



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    Default Sore No More

    In terms of Sore No More, is the arnica the real benefit?

    What would you think about a liniment that had anti-inflammatory and pain releaving herbs in it?



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    Sore no more because after pony had a sensory overload at a trail head and I landed on my knees. Picture huge swollen knees I stole ponies poultice and liniment and slathered my knees. Oh sweet pain relief! My knee got really hot and then went to a wonderful cooling sensation. Twas great!
    --Luck is what happens when preparedness meets opportunity--



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    I use Sore No More concentrate mixed with water and wintergreen alcohol. Spray it on legs and back and rub in with a cactus cloth mitt... my horse seems to like it, especially in summer, and the alcohol helps his damp spots dry faster. (:



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