November 19, 2012--W.F. Young, Inc., makers of Absorbine® and Equine America® products, demonstrated a continued commitment to assisting with the rehabilitation and rehoming process for rescued horses by donating a product package worth $1500 to CANTER New England at Equine Affaire in West Springfield, Mass. as part of an ongoing partnership with A Home for Every Horse.
"CANTER is thrilled to have the support of W.F. Young and A Home for Every Horse,” said CANTER New England Executive Director Ellen O’Brien. “These donated products will help address a variety of issues, including muscle soreness, hoof issues and more. When these wonderful athletes retire we want to ensure that they are fit, healthy and look their best to prepare them for the right adoptive home--these products will get them there."
The donation includes 24 cases of Absorbine® and Equine America® products designed to promote horse health and comfort. Included in the donation are products like Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment, Hooflex® Therapeutic Conditioner and Flex+ Max®. The package also contains Equine America products such as Fungasol® Shampoo, GlucoFlex® and B-L® Comfort and Recovery Support.
Jaime McKinley, Vice President of Marketing and New Business Development at W. F. Young, said, “Joining forces with A Home For Every Horse was a natural partnership for W. F. Young, as we work together with rescue organizations to give every homeless horse the opportunity to feel healthy and look and feel better as they find their new homes. For over 120 years, our company has been devoted to the good health and quality of life for horses and their families, beginning when my great, great grandfather, Wilbur F. Young, developed Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment to take care of his own horses. We are honored to join the Equine Network and fellow sponsors of A Home For Every Horse in this important initiative for the equine industry.”
W.F. Young celebrated their 120th anniversary during Equine Affaire to recognize the 1892 date when Wilbur F. and Mary Ida Young developed the formula for Absorbine® Veterinary Liniment for their own horses. At a party for employees, families and friends, W.F. Young toasted to 120 years with a reflection on the company’s history and an eye toward the exciting future.
A Home for Every Horse is a joint effort with The American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition, which seeks to place, foster and sponsor America’s 170,000 unwanted horses. Partners of A Home for Every Horse include Tractor Supply Company, Purina Mills, WeatherBeeta, the Bureau of Land Management and W.F. Young. Nonprofit rescue organizations can post free listings on Equine.com, the industry’s largest website for buying and selling horses, trailers and farms. The Equine Network is using its connection with more than 1.5 million horse owners each month to promote the program.