Celebrating an Unmatched Legacy of Caring for Horses.

Inspired by the vision of our founders, Absorbine® has been The Horse World's Most Trusted Name® for 125 years.

This year, Absorbine® is celebrating an important milestone— and a legacy that began with a truly extraordinary couple: Mary Ida and Wilbur F. Young. In addition to caring for the horses that were essential to their freight business, Mary Ida was an herbalist and avid gardener.


Those skills proved valuable when the Youngs set out to find a more humane alternative to the 19th century practice of “blistering” lame horses. Mary Ida developed a special blend of herbs to increase blood flow and speed healing. Using knowledge he gained working part time for a pharmacist, Wilbur added a few more natural ingredients. The result was the very first Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment.


After Wilbur’s passing, Mary Ida remained an avid horsewoman and animal lover, keeping an extensive stable, nurturing many other furry and feathered friends at her family estate, and working to promote the cause of animal welfare.


Inspired by Mary Ida and Wilbur’s vision, Absorbine® has continued to add innovative products throughout the years—products used every day by horse and pet owners around the world. And every day we continue working to maintain the honor of nurturing those special relationships that have made us The Horse World’s Most Trusted Name.®


To help celebrate our anniversary, we’re selling a limited number of 125th anniversary commemorative bottles with a design based on the very first Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment. And we’re donating a portion of Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment sales to Brooke, an international animal welfare charity working to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys, mules, and the people who depend on them.