Black Manes & Tails- Sunbleached- Ideas? - Page 4

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Black Manes & Tails- Sunbleached- Ideas?

This is a discussion on Black Manes & Tails- Sunbleached- Ideas? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Sullivans black dye last

Like Tree16Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-01-2012, 10:20 PM
Originally Posted by dreamsunwind    
Thank you for sharing your knowledge :) Maybe I'll give Gallop a try once I can actually wash my horse without freezing her hahaha!
Let me know what you think of the Gallop.
I am going to try a can of The Sullivan's Touch Up in Black,it's only $7 and I can just wash it out. Stalling and fly sheets are not an option for me.

If that does not work I am going the hair dye out I will be posted pics of Stilts in
Sponsored Links
    03-01-2012, 10:21 PM
Why don't you just go natural?
    03-01-2012, 10:25 PM
Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
Let me know what you think of the Gallop.
I am going to try a can of The Sullivan's Touch Up in Black,it's only $7 and I can just wash it out. Stalling and fly sheets are not an option for me.

If that does not work I am going the hair dye out I will be posted pics of Stilts in
Will do LOL, it might just be 3 months from now, if it ever warms up! :) I sympathize because stalling and sheets aren't an option for me either hahah! It can make show grooming difficult sometimes!
COWCHICK77 likes this.
    03-01-2012, 10:52 PM
Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
Why don't you just go natural?
LOL, I know, I can't help it! He looks like a little orphan Okie child right now and I am going to a

I have either didn't care or worked at a show barn where everything is stalled so they don't get sun bleached....and I am stuck in the middle like the stepchild..tee he
    03-27-2012, 03:01 PM
I used permanent black hair dye on my mare's mane and tail. I put the dye in her tail, braided it, and folded it into a tail bag so she wouldn't swish it all over her bay coat.
For her mane, I used foil like at a salon. I cut the strips before I went to the barn, then took sections and did her mane and forelock. It took some time and patience, but she looks beautiful!
    03-27-2012, 03:25 PM
Yup-I have down the mane thing-works like a charm.
    03-27-2012, 06:19 PM
Right on...I may get brave and try it. I ended up trying Shapley's Touch Up in Black and spray painted him. It drys flat so I used Pepi over the worked alright...
    03-28-2012, 08:18 PM
I feed paprika year round. Two tablespoons daily, one every feeding.
Note, this really only works on the coat. The hairs do still bleach, but what happens is, as the bleached hair is regularly shedding out, new dark hairs are coming in at the same rate, so it balances out.

The mane and tail, it would do the same thing, but...That takes forever. Tails don't shed like coats, and they stay long, so even the new dark hairs growing in, just fade again.

I used to dye my horses tail, but it didn't last quite like I wanted, and I really prefer to keep the chemicals out of his tail.

I use the Shapleys. You go through a lot of it, especially with a bay, since I also have to spray his other black points, but it's easier and healthier, since I can just wash it out, and stay natural all other times.
Like you did, I just spray Pepi right over. It lasts all day at shows, and the best method I've liked so far.
    03-28-2012, 08:50 PM
Leave it to women to take Gods most perfect animal and try to fix it!!!
    03-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Cool! Thanks Dejavu! I think maybe I will just stick with that.

LOL! Kevin, you should know by now that women are "fixers" whether it be horses or men!
kevinshorses likes this.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Manes and Tails! HarleyWood Horse Grooming 2 02-21-2012 01:21 AM
wd40 for manes and tails ladybugsgirl Horse Grooming 24 12-27-2011 05:23 AM
Manes and tails before and after. Sarahandlola Horse Grooming 9 02-23-2011 11:01 AM
Quick Black Shampoo for manes and tails? Clair Horse Grooming 4 06-27-2010 08:51 PM
manes and tails Mathew Horse Grooming 8 02-21-2009 01:05 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0