My new gypsy mare has a full mane and tail. Her mane isn't going to be too hard to clean up and her feathers shouldn't be either but her tail is "Winter" colors. Muddy and stained from dragging on the ground. As soon as I get her to the barn her tail is getting washed, detangled, and shampooed and conditioned. The next day will be focused on getting as much stain out as I can.
What are my options to use on this stain that won't completely destroy or discolor her tail. Here is what I already have.
Highlights purple shampoo from Sally Beauty (a more concentrated version of quicksilver). It works great on Caleigh's feathers so I'm hoping it will work on Legacy's tail.
I'll put that on completely coated dry for 15-20 minutes, wash out.
Then shampoo with Mane and Tail rinse
Then soak in mineral oil to break up extra dirt and grime and let sit for another 10-15 minutes.
Wash off with shampoo and heavy duty conditioner.
Is there anything else I can do in the following days to try and get these stains out short of cutting or bleaching? I would like to avoid those last two options if I can.
After her tail is clean and dry it's getting braided and wrapped in a three-way thick tail bag.