If you’re looking for the best sun cream for horses, you’ve come to the right place. It’s not just humans who have to think about using sun protection during the summer months – horses with pink-skinned areas are particularly susceptible to sun damage, so they’ll benefit from the best horse-safe sun creams to help protect their sensitive skin from the sun’s rays and prevent sun burn. Along with fly spray, it’s an essential part of your summer kit.
The best sun creams for horses are those that are easy to apply, offer good coverage, are long-lasting and provide adequate UVA and UVB protection.
Here’s a round-up of some of the best sun cream for horses…
Aniwell FiltaBac antibacterial cream
Sizes: 50g, 120g, 220g or 500g | RRP: £7.28 for 50g
This protective and effective antibacterial sunblock cream is formulated to nourish and condition the skin while offering protection from bacteria. It is described as acting as a second skin that allows the cells to breathe, and provides a barrier to the environment, including rain, dirt or insects. This Aniwell sun cream was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 10/10, which earned it the H&H Approved status – read the full review.
Barrier Sunburn Soother
Sizes: 250ml | RRP: £7.61
A soothing and moisturising liquid formulation, this fragrance-free cream is rapidly absorbed. It uses natural and 100% non-toxic ingredients, and offers SPF25 protection. This Barrier sun cream was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 8/10 – read the full review.
Gold Label Sun Guard
Sizes: 100g, 250g | RRP: £12.60 for 250g
This SPF50 sunblock soother is aimed at horses with areas that are susceptible to harm from the sun. It is easy to apply, and contains only natural ingredients, including shea butter and calamine. This Gold Label sun cream was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 8/10 – read the full review.
Lincoln Sun Bloc
Sizes: 200g | RRP: £11.99
This protective, soothing sun cream has been developed to safeguard delicate, exposed areas of skin that are at a high risk of sunburn. It contains UV filters to reflect and absorb UVA and UVB rays, while the water-resistant properties enhance protection, ensuring each application is long-lasting. It also contains added aloe vera and the pink tint makes it easy to apply and acts as a marker for reapplication. This Lincoln sun cream was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 9/10, which earned it the H&H Approved status – read the full review.
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Do horses need sun cream?
Horses with pink-skinned areas, such as their muzzle, are particularly susceptible to sun damage. They’ll benefit from the best horse-safe sun creams to help protect their sensitive skin from the sun’s rays.
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