Healing Your Horse with a Passion
At Action Rider Tack, we pride ourselves in the amount of time that we spend investigating new product. In fact, almost our whole office tests new products. If we don’t like it or wouldn’t use it, we don’t sell it. The beautiful thing is, we have two people that are absolutely dedicated to endurance riding and a western rider to ensure that we’re giving you the best advice.
To help you to understand why we think some of these products are so special, we’re interviewing some of our suppliers on camera. While we were attending the Denver International Western/English Apparel & Equipment (WESA) Market in January 2010, we were able to interview a few of our favorites!
Dr. Eric Witherspoon, founder of Healing Tree Products, Inc.:
Recognizing a need to heal horses more effectively, Dr. Witherspoon began researching new products after 15 years in a private veterinary practice. Healing Tree Products, Inc. was developed over time to heal horse injuries and skin conditions that couldn’t be healed effectively using common veterinary techniques or over the counter medications.
Dr. Witherspoon began experimenting with natural occurring, anti-bacterial products such as tea tree oil. After successful experimentation, he began to develop medications to deal with specific conditions, such as open wounds, scratches, girth itch, bacteria and fungal conditions as well as grooming problems such as yellow mange and tail. The products expanded as Dr. Witherspoon had need in his practice to treat a horse’s particular skin, hoof and hair condition.
Healing Tree Products, Inc. combines natura-pathic remedies that work with pharmaceutical ingredients. Dr. Witherspoon emphasizes that there are plenty of pharmaceutical companies that make products that are harsh for the environment and/or for the horse. Some companies are using natural products but are combining them in a way that renders them ineffective for the horse’s condition.
One Example That Makes Healing Tree Products Special:
Healing Tree Products combines pharmaceutical grade tea tree oil with benzethonium chloride (broad spectrum antibacterial) to create a better product than anyone else has on the market. Dr. Witherspoon continued in his practice, testing and developing products for 15 more years and continues with his research today.
Healing Tree Products are not only fantastic, they’re Winged Pony Approved!