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    05-16-2012, 08:42 PM
I use old lady whitening shampoo on my horse. You don't have to leave it on, and it doesn't stain. First pic is the normal color of his tail, second is the day after a good scrub. I get mine at Walmart, you can find old lady shampoo at your common drugstore though.

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    05-16-2012, 08:46 PM
Woodland Eventer.....WOW! What a difference! But isn't that the same stuff that give old ladies blue or purple hair??
    05-16-2012, 08:59 PM
It is purple, but it hasn't stained Bailey. I don't leave it on longer than it takes to wash his body, that may be the difference(it foams up white anyway). Sometimes I scrub his tail twice. Scrub it up well, rinse it a bit, scrub again. We use it on his legs and other stains as well. Works like a charm(:
    05-16-2012, 09:10 PM
Someone on here used whitening stuff on her Vanner and left it on for a few hours rather than a few minutes. The tail was literally BLUE.
    05-16-2012, 09:20 PM
I'm sure it will fade or wash out in time for your parade.
Good news is her tail is absolutely stunning!
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    05-17-2012, 09:11 AM
It is starting to fade some after a week thank goodness. What a blotchy mess!
    05-17-2012, 09:24 AM
Wow! That must have been some heavy duty blueing component to you shampoo. I use the brand Gallop for whitening my Paint horse's white area and although it has a purple colour it rinses out completely only leaves the bright white behind. Granted I only leave it on as long as it takes to cover all the white- and there's a lotta white. The purple tint should come out with some regular shampoos to the affected area and with time.
    05-17-2012, 09:29 AM
The brand was Mane and Tail. It comes out purple. It's a spray. Just wanted others to be aware since this a popular name brand.
    05-17-2012, 09:39 AM
For white tails I use dawn with bleach (alternative). Its safe to use, its cheap, and it does wonders! Even the bargin brand at the dollar store works well.
    05-17-2012, 10:51 AM
DIL used purple human shampoo that said to leave it on 5 min. She had dyed it platinum blonde. She looked much worse than the palomino. Her hair was lilac tinged and the roots were dark purple.

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