We’d like you to meet Absorbine’s President Chris Jacobi and his 9 y.o. bay Dutch WB gelding “Bigtime”. Chris is cool because in addition to being our fearless leader, upholding our company values, knowing the horse world inside and out and ensuring we all have jobs, sometimes he us buys pizza. Plus it doesn’t hurt that he’s a lifelong horseman!
Absorbine: What do you do with your horse?
Chris: We compete on the Connecticut and New England circuit in the 1.10 m jumper divisions.
Absorbine: What Absorbine products do you like, and why did you start using them?
Chris: UltraShield EX, ShowSheen, Absorbine Maximize (Complete Conditioning Supplement), Bigeloil Poultice Wraps, Hooflex Concentrated Hoof Builder Supplement – because THEY WORK and are easy to use.
Absorbine: Any fun horse care tips you’d like to share?
Chris: During the shows or after an intense schooling session I like to pack his feet with Magic Cushion and leave it in overnight to allow his feet to cool off so he is fresh and comfortable again the next day.
Bigeloil Poultice Wraps allow his ligaments and tendons to tighten up and help prevent fluid built up or swelling. The best part: no clean up required the next morning as they leave no residue on his legs which is a great benefit, especially when you show in the first class of the day!
Absorbine: What’s the funniest thing non-horse people ask you about horses?
Chris: They can’t believe they go on airplanes when they come from Holland to the US. All our babies grow up in Holland and come over when they are 4 years old.
Absorbine: What do you love most about your horse?
Chris: He is level-headed, easy to train and wants to please – most of all: fun to ride.