Shampoo For Horses

I am starting a line of horse care products, shampoos, conditioner and fly spray.  My brother and I are in the horse training business we are launching a line of training and grooming products.  We are in the New York area, and South Florida in the winter.  I am looking for help with the process, getting started, where to have product made etc.

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  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    Be sure to do a great deal of Market research before getting too far. This is especially critical in the Vet market. For example, I have seen some "prestige" products for horses and dogs fail horribly. You need to realistically guage the demand for any high end products. Get actual numbers and don't go with the emotional response that you have acquired being immersed in the market. 
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  • Nancy_ColorsNancy_Colors Member
    edited February 2018
    @mdig1 I agree. Market research is so important.  Yet, if you are already in the training business, that means you have a market that would buy products, so ... Still new here, so if you've already launched, hope it is going well.  If not and you are stuck, I can help you with the development process, formulating or manufacturing. Just reach out.  I have experience from a prior few years in the natural trade sector for products designated for equine and canines, specifically.  I have done R&D for Vets before as well.  I always welcome 'out of my usual' projects as it keeps me colorful :)
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  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    I only disagree with one aspect of your answer as I have done about 7 of these lines and some "naturally compliant" (natural is marketing). Much like even a busy salon owner, your clientele will not likely move it fast enough, even with multiple sites. The key is to get it into wholesale distribution.
    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
  • DavidWDavidW Member, PCF student
    @mdig1 Message me privately, I can help you.
  • Our company has been making equine products for over 30 years and we just sold our brand of equine products to the largest player in this industry. My contact info is below if you want to discuss your project. 

    Joey Aplington

    Cosmetic Development Systems

    996 Lawrence Drive #301

    Newbury Park, Ca. 91320

    P. (805) 498-2195 Ext. 7

    F. (805) 499-9759

    joey@cosdev.com

    www.cosdev.com

  • MicroformulationMicroformulation Member, Professional Chemist
    On the East Coast, David Wilpon (@DavidW) is great to work with. I have sent several clients his way with great results.
    markfuller@microformulation.com Microformulation.com Microformulation Cosmetic Consulting provides Custom Formulations for both large Commercial accounts as well as smaller entrepreneurs. We can provide Naturally compliant Formulations under the NSF, NPA, Whole Foods and USDA Organic Certifications. BS.Pharm Albany College of Pharmacy, Union University.
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