Dilute rubbing alcohol with water and spray directly on your horse. Then using clean rags, rub all over your horses coat. It makes your horses coat extra shiny! WARNING: *do not use too much rubbing alcohol unless that's what you want your horse to smell like!*
dilute rubbing alcohol with water and spray directly on your horse. Then using clean rags, rub all over your horses coat. It makes your horses coat extra shiny! WARNING: *do not use too much rubbing alcohol unless that's what you want your horse to smell like!*
That made me laugh. Everyone'll think you have a drinking problem, or the likes.
I don't know if the suggestion has already been made (I did not read the entire thread) but the aerosol hair oil spray for colored women called Pink works wonders on the mane and tail. But it's ONLY the aerosol that works so well, I don't know why the other oils don't.
It can be a little slick, so I would not recommend it within 24 hours of braiding, but it over time makes for a shiny, moisturized mane and tail. Jack's got a THICK, wavy tail and this stuff is a blessing.
I know someone already mentioned baby wipes for dusty faces. My mare's skin seems to be pretty sensitive, so I can only use cotton rounds for her eyes and nostrils. However, I DO use baby wipes for her udder (which gets dirty remarkably faster than any other mare I know) and under her tail. I've tried washcloths, but I was tired of washing them every time I used them. For just a buck at the dollar store I purchase a pack of 80 hypoallergenic baby wipes. Score.
1. To get an extra shiny coat before a show (aside from regular, and thorough grooming![which is the most important thing]) I like to take a bucket of hot water, a capful of baby oil and a bunch of terry towels. Add the three together. Squeeze the towels out, hang to dry. Store in a plastic freezer bag until ready to use. Use these cloths to remove dust from the horse's coat. Also helps to add some shine. Perfect for faces. Practice getting the amount of oil right--too much is bad.
I prefer this greatly to show-sheen... which I won't even use.
Another one would be the little packets of baby wipes for cleaning under a horse's tail. Also nice for udders, unless they are cold. Then, prepare to get kicked in the shins.