What seems like forever ago, I won a great contest sponsored by Hillary at Equestrian at Hart. The prize was trial sizes of three Sore No More products – “The Sauce”, gelotion liniment, and shampoo. Life has been a wee bit crazy for me lately and it took a lot longer than I meant for it for me to use these products enough for me to bring you a real review, but today I’ll be telling my experience with “The Sauce” and the gelotion liniment.
When Simon went lame last week, I didn’t do anything crazy to treat it. The only thing I did in addition to soaking his hoof in mixture of warm water, betadine and epsom salt was treat the hoof and his warm/puffy heel with The Sauce. The bottle does not say “will burst abscesses and cure your horse’s lameness” but it does list a lot of hoof and skin conditions that the all natural ingredients help. I figured, what the heck? It’s a thin liquid and I splashed some on the sole of his foot as well as his heels. The next day I noticed an improvement in his soundness and the day after that the abscess burst. Who knows if it was The Sauce, but I think the product is a good one to have around for how versatile it claims to be.
I’ve also used the Sore No More Gelotion on Simon’s back and my husband’s back. The first guinea pig was my husband, who didn’t notice anything. To be fair, my husband has sporadic, severe back pain… so it’s not like we’re talking a regular ache and pain here. Also, he may or may not have been in the best mood when I rubbed some of this stuff on his back.
As for Simon, his back gets a bit sore where the back of my saddle rests due to a less than perfect fit. I have been putting Vetrolin Gel Liniment on his back, and he would often scoot down when I applied the liniment. The Vetrolin liniment is very thick, cold and tingly. When I apply the Sore No More Gelotion, Simon doesn’t scoot at all. It’s also all natural, and has a unique but pleasing to me smell. I feel like it’s very gentle, and a good choice for his back where he shows some sensitivity.
With products like this, it’s hard to give a review because I don’t think there are any clear answers. However, I notice no ill effects (no irritated skin or anything like that) and some possible very positive ones. I think if you haven’t found the right liniment yet or like trying new things, give Sore No More Gelotion a try. As for “The Sauce”, it would be a great staple in any grooming box in my opinion.
Speaking of fun prizes, Hillary is hosting another cool contest over at her blog. Check it out – you can win some killer saddle soap 🙂