I love to have ample amounts of liniment on hand. I use it to help support my horses after long or strenuous workouts.
Over the years I have found quite a few different brands, and I feel that certain ones are useful in different situations.
Some are stronger than others. Some aren’t safe to be used under blankets and wraps.
Recently I have received quite a few opportunities to try Back on Track’s Limber Up Liniment. I received some in my Cavali Club box and I also received two bottles when I ordered my Back On Track Royal Tendon and Fetlock boots.
Limber Up is an all natural liniment. It contains arnica which has been touted through the years as a great treatment for strains/sprains. In addition, the liniment has witch hazel, aloe vera, rosehip, rosemary, yucca, peppermint essential oils.
I love Back on Track…I’m slowly building up my collection of Back On Track swag. I currently have the wrist braces, scarf, boots, and mesh sheets. My family has received back braces and socks. It only seemed natural that I would progress to Back on Track’s liniment. I was very excited to try it.
When I opened it I was blasted with a strong herbal aroma. I finally realized that the odor reminded me of Isagenix E+ energy shots. The energy drinks are an all natural version of 5-Hour Energy Shots. They work great but in order to drink them I had to plug my nose. I am not a fan of the smell.
Smell aside I was ready to use it on my horses. I opened it and inserted the spray nozzle that came with it. As I squeezed the handle nothing happened. Fine. I adjusted the end of the spray nozzle that controls the width of the stream and continued to squeeze the trigger to build up pressure. Still nothing came out.
I tried the second nozzle I was sent (since I received two bottles). This one worked. It sprayed a fast thin stream. I tried to adjust to a fanned out spray but it seemed the only setting I have is jet stream.
Nahe has a lot of white. I had just finished riding him, gave him a bath, and sprayed him with the liniment. Grey horse owners: this liniment is amber colored. It showed up that way on Nahe and in the morning I could still see where I had sprayed him with the Limber Up.
I also gauge my liniments on whether I can feel it. Sure, horses are more sensitive, but it makes me feel better than I can actually feel like something is happening. My hands did not tingle even slightly.
- All natural ingredients make it very enticing
- Gentle enough to be used under blankets and leg wraps
- I personally cannot stand the smell. It reminds me of Isagenix E+ energy shots (which were wonderful, all natural, and worked but smelled terrible).
- It discolored light colored horses.
- The spray nozzle is a pain.
- Absorbine Veterinary Liniment
- Vetrolin Liniment
Limber Up Liniment by Back on Track is not something I would buy on my own. I don’t enjoy the smell, the spray nozzle are poor quality, and I don’t appreciate the coloring on my horse. I don’t know how it works because I use it after a hard workout and so far they haven’t been sore….so I know that it doesn’t NOT work.
I love that this is safe for wrapping legs and under blankets. I love that the ingredients are all natural.
I love Back on Track…but I have not been won over by the Limber Up Liniment. I would sooner purchase some of my original go-tos….Bigeloil and Absorbine.
Have you used the Limber Up? I would love to know if you had a similar or different experience!