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    08-14-2010, 08:45 PM
  #1
Foal
Cleaning white faces?

My horse has quite a bit of white on her face. I sometimes spray it reeeeally lightly with the hose but it never gets it all out. What are good tips to making their faces really white for shows?
     
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    08-14-2010, 08:51 PM
  #2
Yearling
My horse only has small facial markings, but I just use baby shampoo. This way if it gets in her eyes it won't sting. Then I turn the water on really low and she knows to drop her head so the water runs down her face and doesn't risk getting in her ears.
     
    08-14-2010, 08:54 PM
  #3
Foal
Ok thanks. I'll try that
     
    08-14-2010, 08:58 PM
  #4
Weanling
I've never shown before, but I have had luck with a soft face curry and baby wipes. They can clean up those white markings really well.
     
    08-14-2010, 09:43 PM
  #5
Weanling
My beast is all white... yay lucky me.

I've found that currying while rinsing out the shampoo really cleans out the dirt. The best whiteners have a bluing agent, but they're not always the nicest to eyes.
     
    08-14-2010, 09:47 PM
  #6
Trained
I just fill a sponge with warm water and maybe a teensy bit of soap and scrub my girls' blaze and nose. It works great. She's pretty sure she's going to drop dead, but she'll get over it eventually. =]
     
    08-17-2010, 05:58 PM
  #7
Foal
EQ Solutions or Ez All concentrated works great because it does not sting their eyes. You will what I have in my avatar, he is a bald faced paint.
     
    08-17-2010, 06:04 PM
  #8
Green Broke
We wash with baby shampoo and a soft curry, touch up with baby wipes and keep coated in bug guard.
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    08-18-2010, 09:39 AM
  #9
Foal
Self Rinse Plus. It is a self rinsing shampoo with a whiting agent. Spray some onto a cloth and rub the white spot in small circles. It will get very foamy. Then take a shammy and dry the face. Then redo it until it looks clean. Self rinse plus can be used everywhere. I use it on my chestnuts tail in the winter when I can't wash it. It is also great for touching up spots at shows!

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    08-18-2010, 11:28 AM
  #10
Weanling
Bleacchh!
No, don't do that. >.>

I would suggest baby wipes as well--and they are very gentle on the eyes. Then I would go through with shampoo and use a curry.
     

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