Best sun creams 2020: Horse & Hound’s tester ranks her favourites

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  • 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 sunscreen for horses to help protect their sensitive skin from the sun’s rays. The best equine sun protection products are those that are easy to apply, offer good coverage, are long-lasting and provide adequate UVA and UVB protection.

    Horse & Hound has been working with a number of professional riders, trainers and yards to put a range of products to the test in a busy yard environment. And here are the results…

    Horse & Hound’s pick of the best sunscreens for horses 2020


    Aniwell FiltaBac

    RRP £30.25 for 500g

    Aniwell FiltaBac Best sunscreen for horses review

    “This was superb — by far the most amazing all-purpose cream I’ve used. It didn’t rub off and was very easy to apply.”


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    Lincoln Sun Bloc

    RRP £10.50 for 200g

    Lincoln Sun Bloc Best sunscreen for horses review

    “It’s easy enough to apply as it is tinted, so you can see exactly where you have applied it. The cream provided great coverage and a little goes a long way.”


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    Barrier Sunburn Soother

    RRP £7.61 for 250g

    Barrier Sunburn Soother Best sunscreen for horses review

    “This was very easy to apply, long lasting and absorbed quickly. It did have a slight shine when initially applied, but once soaked in you wouldn’t know the product was on.”


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    Gold Label Sun Guard

    RRP £12.60 for 250g

    Gold Label Sun Guard Best sunscreen for horses review

    “It smelt great and came in a handy-sized pot. I really liked how it only required one application and you could trust it to stay on all day.”


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    Meet the product tester

    Harriet Rimmer is a busy yard owner and hunting enthusiast. She produces and sell hunters, alongside riding and training horses for owners. During the season, Harriet is out at least three times a week — at least once with her local pack and visiting others as much as she can, whatever the weather.  Over the summer, Harriet spends her time getting the horses out and about wherever she can to gain some life experience.

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