Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Southern Ohio's Amish Country
This presents a challenge with it being chilly. If you could bath him I would use Silverado Silver Shampoo. This is what I use on all my horses including the one in the avatar, and I have won many championships with him. This shampoo really brings out the color on them and helps get rid of the stains. Generally one bath will really get them most of the way stain free. Since you cannot clip him (I had a whole clipping segment in my head LOL) can you braid the mane down his neck, and hunter braid his tail, I think that would give his mane and tail a nice finished look. As for your question about gel. I use gel with my horses, one thing I have found is gel can yellow the mane. I use a leave in conditioner to smooth, then use gel for just the top of the mane to hold the flyaways.
Cowboy majic is a miracle worker!
Oil the hooves, after a good scrubbing, makes them shiney without drying them, great for short term, and no dust around.
Trim the ear hair even with his ears, that way it cleans them up some but you don't loose any beneficial hair.
Last but not least, after buffing his coat with a good moleskin cloth, spray with Healthy Hair Care Coat polish, and finish with Healthy Hair Care Silverado Shine Areosal spray, really brings out the shine and highlights. And baby oil the nose and around the eyes. (play with the baby oil, never used it on a fuzzy horse before so not sure of the outcome)
Hope this help, Fingers crossed for an A!