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post #1 of 9 Old 10-25-2007, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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baby powder

Can I use regular ol' non-fragrance baby powder to give my horse a dry bath? I don't want to use the sprays because I don't want her to get chilled.
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-26-2007, 06:39 AM
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I have wondered about that myself but never tried it. I usually just "damp mop" them with a bucket of water and cloth. I know they make a waterless shampoo for horses and I heard a suggestion on here on another thread about using a brush dipped in water too. I have used cowboy magic spot remover and it works pretty good on doing poo spots. Vida is black so I don't worry about it as much as when I had a grey/white horse.

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post #3 of 9 Old 10-26-2007, 07:12 AM
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unless someone else said it to, it was me who said about dipping the brush in water thing :) this is a really good way but if you are worried about her getting wet and chilled you could try a damp cloth. sometimes in winter i get an old tea towel, wet it and leave it to dry until its just damp or almost dry but not quite. this is good for removing dust and general muck.

other than that, there are a number of excellent dry shampoos as mentioned by vida

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post #4 of 9 Old 01-05-2008, 07:33 PM
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For showmanship and in hand classes we put baby powder right on our horses socks. If we can do it on that part of their body then I don't see what the problem would be with applying it to any other place. We only use it to get the white parts whiter.
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post #5 of 9 Old 01-05-2008, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Well it has been some time since I posted this and I've thought about it. I've decided I shouldn't do it because it'll remove the natural oils that protect her against bad weather. And since I turn her out without a blanket (she's unclipped btw) that probably wouldn't be a good thing. So I think I'll just have to live with her being dirty until it warms up enough so I don't have to worry about the snow and rain soaking her to the bone. But thanks for the input anyway.
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-07-2008, 12:40 AM
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I have always used it to make the horses whiter, but only when they are clean. I don't really know if it would work to try to use it covering up any dirty spots.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-07-2008, 02:38 PM
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ya..after a normal bath we then put the powder on.
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post #8 of 9 Old 01-07-2008, 03:43 PM
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I have never heard of putting baby powder on a horse after washing it... I really must live a sheltered life lol. Why would you put powder on? I dont think it will clean them... will it?

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-07-2008, 05:09 PM
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You put it on like their socks right before you go into the show ring for like showmanship or in hand classes. It makes the white brighter.
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