Q: What is Gelotion? Why would I use a Gelotion instead of a liniment?
A: The Sore No-More Classic Liniment and Sore No-More Classic Gelotion contain our same trusted, arnica-based formula. The difference is that the Gelotion is a thicker consistency. Liniment is liquid and Gelotion has a gel or lotion texture. The thicker consistency makes it an ideal choice to apply to areas on the horse where regular liquid liniments may run off.
Q: With the Gelotion having a thicker consistency, can it still be used under tack?
A: The thicker consistency of our Gelotions will not interfere with it being used under tack. Just like the liniments, the Gelotions absorb quickly into the skin. This means that our Gelotion can safely be used under tack, bandages, wraps, ceramics and therapeutics without making a mess. Simply rinse or bathe the area if the Gelotion remains on the skin from multiple days of consecutive use.
Q: Is the Sore No-More Classic Gelotion approved for competitions that have “Zero-Tolerance” regulations?
A: Sore No-More Classic Gelotion contains lobelia, a natural herb used topically for anti-inflammatory purposes. Lobelia is currently on the FEI’s “Zero-Tolerance” list. Lobelia is included in many organizations’ regulated substance lists. You should consult with your governing organization or veterinarian prior to using this product if competing. Try our FEI approved Performance Gelotion or Performance Ultra Gelotion with comfrey instead of lobelia if you’re competing in regulated events.
Q: Can Sore No-More Classic Gelotion be used in combination with other topicals or liniments?
A: Sore No-More Classic Gelotion is safe to use with any other Sore No-More product. Though it has been combined with other products to speed absorption and accelerate beneficial properties such as antibacterial activity, we have not tested Sore No-More with all available topical products from other manufacturers. Some combinations could cause irritation. Consult with your veterinarian if you have any questions about combining Sore No-More Classic Gelotion with other topical products.
SORE NO-MORE® CLASSIC LINIMENT
Q: What’s the difference between Sore No-More Classic Liniment and other Sore No-More liniments?
A: The difference is Sore No-More Classic contains lobelia. Lobelia was replaced with comfrey to meet FEI “Zero-Tolerance” and racetrack regulatory guidelines in the other Sore No-More Performance and Sore No-More Performance Ultra liniments. Lobelia is a safe, cost-effective option for maintenance of horses not competing in FEI regulated events.
Q: Is Sore No-More Classic Liniment used differently than other Sore No-More Liniments?
A: No. Sore No-More Classic Liniment can be used in the same way that you would use Sore No-More Performance and Sore No-More Ultra Performance Liniments. Use pre and post workout under riding equipment, wraps or blankets. Sore No-More Classic Liniment is used to supple tight muscles and aid in pain relief of sore muscles or arthritic conditions. It also works great as a bath brace post workout. Try using a warm towel after application of liniment to get the same effect as a bath brace.
Q: Is Sore No-More® Classic Liniment safe to use on horses with sensitive skin?
A: Yes. This liniment was designed with sensitive skinned horses in mind. It’s made with all-natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals to be safe and gentle for all horses. It’s gentle enough for human hands and safe to be used without gloves.
SORE NO-MORE® MASSAGE SHAMPOO
Q: What does it mean that the shampoo is sulfate free?
A: Sulfates are harsh detergents that are added to shampoos, human and animal, to create suds or lather. Shampoos that contain sulfates strip the hair and skin of their natural oils. We have been trained to believe that more lather means better cleaning. In most cases, this is not true. When dealing with dry, irritated skin, an excessive lather can make the problem worse. Sore No-More Massage Shampoo is the perfect choice for these cases because it is sulfate free and gentle on dry skin.
Q: Does Sore No-More Massage Shampoo comply with “Zero-Tolerance” guidelines since it’s rinsed off?
A: Though the shampoo is rinsed off after use, it does contain lobelia. Lobelia is a natural ingredient that helps reduce inflammation and is included in most “Zero-Tolerance” regulatory lists. We suggest not using the Massage Shampoo at least 24-hours prior to competition. Please consult with your veterinarian and the regulatory organization you compete under for further clarification and guidance.
Q: If water can cause drying, wouldn’t it be preferable to not bathe my horse that is prone to dry, itchy skin?
A: Water can contribute to dry skin, however not cleansing the skin and coat can cause more problems. The skin goes through a natural shedding process. When horses and dogs have dry skin they shed their skin more often. This is similar to dandruff in humans. If the excess is not removed by cleansing the area it can impede the skin from healing and prevent the natural oils from providing proper moisture to the coat. Sore No-More Shampoo will cleanse and condition while removing any skin and hair that has shed due to dry skin and help reduce the shedding cycle.
Q: Since Sore No-More Massage Shampoo has a liniment base, can it be used as a regular liniment?
A: Though it does have a liniment base, it should not be used as a standalone liniment. You can massage with it while bathing to help soothe aches and pains, but it cannot be left on for extended periods without rinsing. It’s a dual action shampoo, meaning it helps alleviate body aches while cleansing. Try one of our Sore No-More liniments or gelotions for a pain relieving option that doesn’t need to be rinsed off.
Q: Is Sore No-More Massage Shampoo safe to use around the eyes?
A: Sore No-More Massage Shampoo is tear free, but we still recommended using caution around the eyes. We suggest applying the shampoo to a cloth or sponge when washing your horse’s face.
SORE NO-MORE® CLASSIC POULTICE
Q: Can the poultice be used under tack like other Sore No-More products?
A: All of our poultices are safe to use under leg wraps such as standing bandages, but our poultices are not meant to be used under saddle pads or other tack. If you’re looking for a product to use under your tack, check out Sore No-More Classic Liniment or Sore No-More Classic Gelotion.
Q: Is it safe to use on infections?
A: Yes. Sore No-More Classic Poultice is safe to use on areas of bacterial or fungal infections. However, it should not be used on open wounds.
Q: Is Sore No-More Classic Poultice safe for horses that have reactions to harsh chemicals?
A: Yes. Sore No-More Classic Poultice is safe to use on horses that are highly sensitive to chemicals and other irritants. Made with soothing, all-natural ingredients, it’s one of the very few poultices that won’t burn or irritate if left on the skin for extended periods of time.
Q: Do I need to use this poultice under a wrap or can I leave it as a standalone?
A: You can use the poultice by itself. If you are working to draw out heat or inflammation then using the poultice under plastic or paper and a standing wrap will give you the best results. As with any standing bandage, be sure to remove the wrap after 12 hours. Simply brush off or rinse off the poultice if desired. It’s preferred to give your horse an additional 12 hours before reapplying the bandaging.
Q: How do I use the poultice to draw out a hoof abscess?
A: Our poultices can be used in place of or with a hoof packing of your choice to help draw out abscesses. We recommend applying a protective boot or wrap after packing the hoof with poultice.
SORE NO-MORE® RICOCHET HORSE SPRAY
Q: Is Ricochet Horse Spray a fly spray?
A: No. Ricochet Horse Spray is a coat and skin conditioner, not an insect repellent. Citronella is known as a natural fly deterrent and repellent, but we have added citronella to a level much higher than commonly sold fly repellent. When combined with our essential oils this high level of citronella does an excellent job of conditioning the skin and protecting it from the bites that aggressive flies and insects leave behind.
Q: Does Ricochet Horse Spray have any liniment in it?
A: No. It does not contain any liniment. Our Ricochet Horse Spray is formulated with natural ingredients that condition the coat and protect the skin from the damages of insect bites.
Q: How can it condition the coat if it contains alcohol?
A: Though Ricochet Horse Spray contains alcohol, there is not a large enough portion of it to cause any drying of the skin or coat. The alcohol is used as a “carrier”. This means that it helps to dilute the oil to make it easier for application. This allows an even distribution when applying it to the coat.
Q: Will the essential oils in the spray make my horse’s coat feel greasy or oily after application?
A: When you initially apply the spray there will be a slight coating. However, the safe and natural essential oils are readily absorbed by the skin. Other sprays use ingredients like silicone that don’t absorb and leave a thick residue after application. The essential oils used in Ricochet Horse Spray will not make the coat oily or greasy after use.
SORE NO-MORE® SPORTS SALVE
Q: Does Sore No-More Sports Salve comply with “Zero-Tolerance” guidelines?
A: Our Sports Salve does contain Lobelia for its anti-inflammatory properties. Lobelia is included in most “Zero-Tolerance” regulatory lists. Therefore, we would suggest not using the Sports Salve at least 24-hours prior to competition. Please consult with your veterinarian and your competitive organization’s regulatory agency for further clarification and guidance.
Q: Is it safe to apply the cream underneath the girth to prevent rubbing before I ride?
A: If you’re applying to a minimal spot in the girth area it will not cause your girth to slip. It helps to give the skin a barrier to protect from friction without being oily or greasy. The cream will eventually absorb into the skin.
Q: Can it be used as a preventive for sunburn?
A: Sore No-More Sports Salve is not a sunscreen. However, it can help the skin heal from a sunburn since it contains aloe vera. It will help moisturize the skin while reducing pain and discomfort.
Q: Can I use the Sports Salve instead of a liniment since it has a liniment base?
A: We would not recommend you use this instead of a liniment. You can safely use it in conjunction with any of our Sore No-More liniments. The cream does help reduce swelling and inflammation, but not as effectively as Sore No-More liniments or poultices do. Its primary function is to moisturize and protect skin and hooves. Reducing swelling and inflammation is a secondary benefit.
Q: How often do I need to apply the Sport Salve as a leg grease if the skin absorbs it?
A: If you are using it for a cross country course and apply generous amounts to the area, it should last until the end of your cross country ride and for a while afterward. However, if you are using this for a longer ride such as an endurance or trail ride, you may want to re-apply when it looks like it is close to or has been absorbed. This will help prevent any scrapes or bruises.
Q: Is it safe to use under my horses blanket overnight to prevent any blanket rubs?
A: Yes. Like all the Sore No-More products, it is safe to use under blankets for extended periods of time. You can also safely use Sore No-More Sports Salve under wraps and therapeutics. There is no need to worry about burning or irritation.
SORE NO-MORE® THE SAUCE
Q: Can The Sauce be used as a wound dressing since it contains iodine?
A: Though our special tinctured iodine is an antiseptic, we do not recommend using it on open wounds. We highly recommend only using it to treat bacterial or fungal infections of the skin or hooves. Consult with your veterinarian about using The Sauce outside of the labeled uses.
Q: What is the difference between iodine and povidone iodine?
A: Povidone iodine is a broad spectrum antiseptic that is less harsh than iodine. Iodine has limited uses for horses, because it can cause more irritations. Our special tinctured, povidone iodine is gentler and more effective at treating skin and hoof conditions in horses than traditional iodine.
Q: How does The Sauce strengthen hooves?
A: The Sauce can be used to strengthen the soles of hooves by acting as a drying agent. This causes the hooves to harden and makes them less prone to bruises and soreness. For humans, its equivalent to developing callused or rough hands.
Q: What is a “sugardine?"
A: “Sugardine” is a paste that is created when you mix white granulated sugar with an iodine solution like betadine or povidone. Its consistency makes it ideal to use when trying to draw out a hoof abscess. Creating a sugardine paste with The Sauce is more beneficial than using betadine or povidone iodine alone. The Sauce has a liniment base which means it contains both antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. This helps to reduce infection, inflammation and discomfort.
SORE NO-MORE® TRACKSIDE LINIMENT
Q: What is the difference between Sore No-More® Classic Liniment and Sore No-More® Classic Trackside?
A: The difference is Sore No-More ®Trackside does not contain lobelia. Lobelia was replaced with comfrey to meet FEI “Zero Tolerance” and racetrack regulatory guidelines.
Q: Does Sore No-More® Trackside have the same applications and benefits as Sore No-More® Classic Liniment?
A: Yes, Sore No-More® Classic Trackside Liniment can be used in the same applications as Sore No-More® Classic Liniment; pre and post workout under riding equipment, wraps and blankets, helping supple tight muscles, and to aid in pain relief of sore muscles or arthritic conditions.
Q: Is Sore No-More® Classic Trackside safe to use on horses with sensitive skin?
A: Yes, made with all-natural ingredients and no harsh chemicals, Sore No-More® Classic Trackside Liniment is ideal for horses that have sensitive skin.
Q: May Sore No-More® Products be used under riding equipment, blankets and wraps?
A: Yes, Sore No-More® Trackside is safe to use under riding equipment, blankets and wraps if used properly. Due to our all-natural ingredients there should be no irritation when used under such items.