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post #1 of 13 Old 08-09-2010, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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human shampoo to wash your horse????

hey everyone !

I was just wondering if you can use human shampoo (like the kirkland shampoo) to wash your horse.

If yes is there some shampoos that you shouldnt use ?

Thanks :)
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I use whatever is cheapest when I am washing often during the summer---no reactions in 20+ years. No matter what I am using, I dilute and spray on, including conditioner.
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post #4 of 13 Old 08-10-2010, 07:17 PM
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I have a stock pile of human shampoo that I bought at the dollar store... I just buy the stuff that smells yummiest.

Totally safe, but if you plan on showing, I would have horse shampoo and conditioner, just because it was designed for their coats :)

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post #5 of 13 Old 08-10-2010, 08:43 PM
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I use human shampoo and conditioner. Whatever I find laying around the house. But I did use pantene pro-v moisterizing shampoo and conditioner on my geldings tail because it was very dry and it actually did help.
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post #6 of 13 Old 08-16-2010, 01:41 AM
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Humans and horses have different Ph leveled skin. Human shampoo maycause aome irritation to a horses skin and I have hear human shampoo is harder to wash out of a horses coat and it builds up which is what can cause irritation.

It really is your own personal decision wether or not you use human shampoo, I just thought I'd throw in some information :)

I personally choose horse shampoos and conditioners :)
(although apparently human hair detanglers work great on manes and tails too, because they don't stay directly on the skin they would be less likely to aggrivate the skin)
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I use Ivory dish soap or whatever human shampoo is on sale at Walmart.
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I use avon bubble bath...suave, dawn, what ever is handy at the time. No ill affects after 30yrs....and cheaper....

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post #9 of 13 Old 08-16-2010, 07:39 AM
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Well I guess I use "both" because I use Mane & Tail which for the longest time has been used for both people AND horses ;)

But I do keep a bottle of diluted Pantene Pro-V conditioner for my mare's mane and tail, as a "leave in" conditioner :)

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I use whatever smells nice for his body. Lol Gave him a bath yesterday and used Herbal Essences for his body, and the mildest, no tears formula of baby shampoo I could find for his face.

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