Can you bathe a horse with regular human shampoo and conditioner?

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    07-19-2010, 09:04 PM
Can you bathe a horse with regular human shampoo and conditioner?

Just wondering (:
Thanks :D
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    07-19-2010, 09:07 PM
Green Broke
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 :)
    07-19-2010, 09:09 PM
Haha, okay, cool - thanks
    07-19-2010, 09:40 PM
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.
    07-19-2010, 09:49 PM
Yep, I use human products on my horses (when I actually wash them) just because they are cheaper than products directed toward horses.
    07-20-2010, 08:02 AM
Yepper. Whatever I can get on sale. There is even human bluing shampoo for the whites that need to be white.
    07-20-2010, 08:49 AM
Green Broke
I do, I use any shampoo I can find, it works just as well as the equines stuff does :)
    07-20-2010, 10:52 AM
Green Broke
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's okay.
    07-20-2010, 12:54 PM
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.

You won't believe the results!!!!!
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    07-20-2010, 12:57 PM
Originally Posted by Dock    
It won't make him smell like a pickle.
Nope, it makes them smell like a salad.

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