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post #1 of 33 Old 07-19-2010, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Can you bathe a horse with regular human shampoo and conditioner?

Just wondering (:
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post #2 of 33 Old 07-19-2010, 10:07 PM
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I use Herbal essances on my horsey
And My instructor uses pantene on her horses, as long as its not something like, Old spice bodywash, then i think its fine :)

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post #3 of 33 Old 07-19-2010, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Haha, okay, cool - thanks

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post #4 of 33 Old 07-19-2010, 10:40 PM
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Of course. For almost any horse product, there is an inexpensive human generic that works just as well. We typically use generic kids/baby products to minimize potential skin reactions (which can happen with any product) since they are meant for more sensitive skin.

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post #5 of 33 Old 07-19-2010, 10:49 PM
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Yep, I use human products on my horses (when I actually wash them) just because they are cheaper than products directed toward horses.

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Yepper. Whatever I can get on sale. There is even human bluing shampoo for the whites that need to be white.
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post #7 of 33 Old 07-20-2010, 09:49 AM
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I do, I use any shampoo I can find, it works just as well as the equines stuff does :)

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post #8 of 33 Old 07-20-2010, 11:52 AM
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you can but your might wanna try it in a small area at first because some horses have very sensitive skin. I just use that mane and tail stuff and it seems to do really well or I use an herbal horse shampoo.I don't remember the name...it's okay.
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post #9 of 33 Old 07-20-2010, 01:54 PM
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You can use human shampoo but.....

You can use human shampoo, but it would make your horses mane, tail, coat healthier if you bathed him in apple cider vinegar.

No it won't burn him.
It won't irritate scratches, it will actually heal them so much faster.
It won't make him smell like a pickle.
You can actually give it to him as a supplement, and it will make him healthier.

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It won't make him smell like a pickle.
Nope, it makes them smell like a salad.
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