Has anyone used peroxide on a white tail?

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    12-29-2012, 05:50 PM
Has anyone used peroxide on a white tail?

My palomino got her tail bag off and now its gross! Mud and urine stains galore! I've tried oxyclean, baking soda pastes, whitening shampoos (blue and purple) and its still dingy looking. I was thinking about trying hydrogen peroxide, but before I try it I was wondering if anyone else has dose that before. I'm afraid of turning the hair yellow.
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    12-29-2012, 06:09 PM
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I did try it with no real effect - I think it did make the tail look 'yellow'
We used something called Greased Lightning - a kitchen cleaner/stain remover and that had a pretty good effect but you have to be very careful not to get it on the dock
I also found that using the detanglers made the discolouring on her tail worse - they leave a residue on the tail that seems to absorb stains
    12-29-2012, 06:12 PM
Our neighbor, who was big in to WP, would use Shout on her pally's manes, tails, and white markings.
    12-29-2012, 07:42 PM
I use Orvus and Simple Green. I've tried peroxide and it didn't do anything. I dumped about a gallon on her tail and even soaked it in a bucket with no effect other than it smelling terrible after.
    12-29-2012, 08:05 PM
I use orvus and bleach. Any my guy has a beautiful whit tail!
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    12-29-2012, 08:12 PM
The biggest thing with keeping hair white is to moisturize. Dry hair sucks up stains and they are very tough to get out. I have never used any household cleaners or peroxide and never would. If I can't put it on my skin, I don't put it in my horse.

Warm water is also very key to getting stains out. Once you get the hair clean, you need to spray it every day or couple of days with a moisturizing leave-in (not show sheen!)
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    12-29-2012, 08:33 PM
Goop hand cleaner at walmart. Cheap and it works.
    12-29-2012, 09:57 PM
Thanks guys!

I've never heard of Orvus....where do I get it and what is it?
    12-29-2012, 10:44 PM
Originally Posted by Duren    
Thanks guys!

I've never heard of Orvus....where do I get it and what is it?
You should find it in any livestock supply store. Make sure you look in the cattle section if its not in the horse department.
That's what I use to wash my horses. I started using when showing market steers in 4H and FFA.
    12-30-2012, 01:58 AM
Originally Posted by Cowgirl140ty    
I use orvus and bleach. Any my guy has a beautiful whit tail!
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Just regular bleach? Does it work? I was worried it would turn her tail yellow so I've never tried but I have a gallon of it. Do you dilute it?

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