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        02-18-2012, 11:16 PM
    Lol... no hints on how to remove but this reminds me of a big mistake I made as a working student. One of my jobs was to bathe weekly this large pure white horse. That day he was overall clean just needed his legs, tail, and nose whitened. Well searched around and couldn't find the blue stuff but hey... whats that, purple stuff. Must be a different brand so they colored purple instead of blue, right? (thought that went through my head when I picked it up). Place on dirty areas... wait usual 10 min and rinse.... and rinse... and why the heck is the horse pink? AAAAHHHHHH... it won't come out and the owner will be here soon.

    Luckily for me the owner was very understanding... said it matched her lipstick... which it did as she gave the horse a kiss on his pink nose and you couldn't even tell the difference.

    I have to say, watching him canter around the arena with his pink tail flowing in the breeze made me want to stick a horn on his head and take pics
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        02-18-2012, 11:37 PM
    ^^I don't suppose you got a picture of that?

        02-18-2012, 11:43 PM
    OMG! I realize it isn't funny, but I couldn't help laughing - a lot!

    When hair grabs color it is hard to get it entirely with one rinse of some sort of stripping material due to its porosity. I would try several test spots of things that might strip it out. I wouldn't rule out alcohol. THere is virtually little diff between horses hair and human - call a beautician and ask them....I bet they would know!
        02-18-2012, 11:45 PM
    I would leave it it will get the judge to see you :) but really be careful there is a horse under that tail
        02-19-2012, 03:22 AM
    Luckily the color starts about 5 inches beneath the bone so I don't have to worry about stuff contacting the bone. Tomorrow I'm testing show paint on her tail. I talked to a hair dresser about everything I could do and was informed I'd be lucky to get it out.
    As for doing nothing so the judge can see it, that might be fine for schooling shows but for the rated events I'd probably be docked points for having her colored outside of what her papers put her as.
        02-19-2012, 10:03 AM
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    ^^I don't suppose you got a picture of that?

    I wish I did but this was before convenient cell phone cameras. Heck, didn't even have a cell phone at the time.

    This did teach me to read the bottle... where I would of seen the "for black/ bay horses". It really was a sight I have to say.
        02-19-2012, 10:55 AM
    Wow. Well, I have had incredible success w Miracle Groom getting the worst of "organics" out of white. Good old Tide is a possibility w a lot of rinsing and a follow up w conditioner. It is a powerful surfactant. Then, there is the last resort...shoulders straight, head up, "I did this on purpose, I am a well respected trend setter, you know" - pulled of w confidence!
        02-20-2012, 02:39 PM
    Nobody seemed to notice at the schooling show yesterday so I'm thinking of washing her tail with clarifying shampoo and hoping for the best at the moment.
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