Getting her tail super white....
 
 

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

Getting her tail super white....

This is a discussion on Getting her tail super white.... within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Grey horse getting tail snow silver white
  • Quicksilver horse shampoo

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-28-2009, 10:09 PM
  #1
Super Moderator
Getting her tail super white....

So next weekend Lacey is going to be in a 4th of July parade (a little kid is going to ride her and I'm going to lead her ^.^ ) and I want to get her tail super white. The only issue is that her tail doesn't want to be super white, when it's supposed to be. It's insisting on being yellowish brown and yucky.

Texture wise, it's beautiful and it really does Lacey justice but it refuses to be white. I've tried using Mane n' Tail Spray n' White on it, I've even left it in for 15 minutes! I don't really like leaving it in that long because then the middle of her tail which is pretty white, turns purpley. Her tail is also pretty short so I can't just trim off the really nasty parts.

Any tips to help? I might be braiding her tail so she'll lift it up super high and cute but even if I do I really want it to be really white.

And believe me, if I get her tail white it's going to be braided and wrapped to the hilt until next saturday!

A picture of the failure tail:


I've gave her a bath yesterday so her body is whiter that in that picture and her legs are cleaner, haha, but her tail...
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-29-2009, 08:18 AM
  #2
Started
Quicksilver shampoo works pretty well. I don't have any grey horses, but I've seen Quicksilver work wonders on paints and greys I know. It can turn hair purple though. A friend with a paint would wash with it multiple times, scrubbing and rinsing well between applications. The tail came really white without a trace of purple.
     
    06-29-2009, 10:47 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Use Quic Silver, get the tail wet, put a bunch of it in her tail, then take smal strands and work it in for a while, massaging it into the hair, do this until all of the tail has be done, then rinse! Her tail should be as white as snow!
     
    06-29-2009, 02:07 PM
  #4
mls
Trained
A shampoo meant to whiten is a must. To help clean, I use two pot scrubbers. I wet and shampoo the tail, let it sit for about 10 minutes (with shampoo in it), rewet and then take the pot scrubbers and scrub like heck.
     
    06-29-2009, 02:10 PM
  #5
Showing
Quic silver is AMAZING. It's awesome. It's really good on socks too...why not try it on the tail?!
     
    06-29-2009, 02:23 PM
  #6
Super Moderator
I will definitely go find some Quicksilver! It sounds great. =)
     
    06-29-2009, 03:58 PM
  #7
Foal
Quic Silver for sure!!! You will probably have to do it a few times..wash, rinse, repeat =) Good luck! Have fun!
     
    06-29-2009, 04:53 PM
  #8
Foal
I just grab a bucket with some soapy water (cowboy magic shampoo), stick Indy's entire tail in it (hold the bucket up so its almost all the way in), and with one hand swirl it around a lot. Then I take the hose for about five minutes and rinse it out. Makes his tail shiny white :) Good luck and let us know how it goes!
     
    06-29-2009, 05:30 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Also, use Vetrolin conditioner and condition the heck out of it! It will help make it shinny, and healthy! I LOVE vetrolin products, they are expensive, but worth every penny!
     
    06-29-2009, 06:27 PM
  #10
Foal
Hi :)

I'm new, I have a palomino mare with the world's filthiest tail!

I use WARM soapy water. Warm water is the trick! I put a tiny bit of biological washing powder in it for the ENDS of her tail only, (I don't let the soapy stuff get on her skin!) and I really give the tail a good swishing around in the warm soapy water.

THEN I rinse it really well, making sure I also carefully rinse her hind legs if any soapy water has spilled.

THEN I go for the strongest 'white horse' shampoo I can find. :) I've never seen Quic Silver - maybe we can't get it in Europe. We have something from England called 'Champion Tails' which is a purple coloured shampoo, it does a great job!

Happy washing. :)
     

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

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

Log-in

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
White-ing horse's tail. .Delete. Horse Grooming 14 06-13-2009 11:18 PM
getting white horses super white! EquitationStar Horse Grooming 7 04-22-2009 09:06 PM
Is there any way to make her more white? She's already stunning white but how can I.. charroit Horse Grooming 33 12-30-2008 05:18 AM
Super Saturday 3neighs General Off Topic Discussion 3 11-22-2008 03:02 PM
Anyone else ever use super 14? minihorse927 Horse Health 1 08-15-2008 12:47 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0