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    08-20-2009, 03:03 AM
The joys of owning a white horse

Well he`s not totally white. Palimino but anyways there is one week till the biggest show of the year (shutters) so what products should I add to the tack box for touch ups at the show. Like hair products Cowboy magic does it work well. I often use mane & tail shampoo is there some else I could use…. I am thinking about trimming his mane western pleasure short bc I did that last year It was nice and easy should I do it again…. Every one talks about having long manes and tails for reining but does it matter. And if it helps his mane is about 8in and thin
Now his tail he rubbed it this summer not horribly but its not pretty so is there any tricks I could use to hide it…
Thank you so much you have been really helpful.
P.S. You can see his mane in my pic.
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    08-20-2009, 12:57 PM
I would cut it, but that is just my preferences:) It doesn't matter in reining if it is short or long. My secret to get those stains out is put some rubbing alcohal on a towel or cloth, then rub on the stained area. It works great, better than cowbay magic:)
    08-20-2009, 01:13 PM
Dawn dish soap works well for white horses or white areas! Also MTG would of been a good thing to use on the tail where he rubbed it, it helps the hair grow back pretty fast! I would probably leave his mane long JMO but for reining/cutting I love seeing the long manes flow when running!

I try to stay away from products with silicone in it! They aren't good for the hair. I switched to Eqyss and LOVE it! I use all their products and my mare looks great from them! Baby powder works ok for touch ups on white legs to!

Good luck at your big show :)
    08-20-2009, 02:48 PM
My preference for reining/cutting is a long mane, but that's just me. I use white & bright on light coloured horses and it works well. With your palomino, it will brighten her up everywhere, especially the mane and tail.
As for hiding the rubbed tail, you can wash it and wrap it at the top with a tail wrap. Just be so so carefull not to do it too tight or leave it on too long as it can severely damage the tail. Make sure the short hairs under the wrap are pointing down or it will look worse.
I use good 'ol show sheen on manes and tails - I am not too adventurous with new products.
GL at your big show!
    08-23-2009, 09:25 PM
Try a product that can be found at most Walgreens, Walmarts, and Alcos. It's from V05 and it comes in a white bottle with shiny red wrapper that say detangler and leave-in conditioner on it. It makes a great detangler and softens the horse everywhere, btu I mainly use it on manes ans tails.
My friend also uses Aussie on her horse that a leave in conditioner, but she washed it out and it smells amazing and makes the mane and tail hairs VERY shiny.
    08-24-2009, 01:05 AM
I like Quic Silver for my white-grey mares, and Fiebing's (sp?) Green Clean rather than Cowboy Magic -- it's cheaper and works better, IMO.
Not sure how well it'd look on a palomino, but I got my hands on this Twinkle silver dust spray once, and just for kicks, I put some on Magic (one of my white-grey mares)... If I got just the right amount of sparkles in her mane and tail, she actually looked like she was shiny and sparkly clean, without the sparkles being obvious. I put it on kinda thick at first on accident, the just brushed most of it out with a plastic mane brush. It left her fur pretty soft, too.
There's a gold mist spray, too, and that might work better, but this idea takes some experimenting.
As far as mane length, I've never liked the short-cut look, but it's all a matter of preference. For the tail, use MTG to grow it back. Also, don't use metal-toothed brushes, because they'll split hairs, and unless the tail is an absolute disaster for tangles, don't brush it at all... just give it a good wash in a bucket of soapy water, finger-brush it a bit, and keep some good detangler in it... that way and new hairs aren't getting split or pulled out.
    08-25-2009, 06:23 PM
Hi guys I bought some cowboy magic works really well!!!
I went around the barn looking at horses tail (I know I am pethitic)every horse has rubbed its tail some a lot worse than mine so I am not to worried.
And on the very bright side his riding is going really well =)
    08-25-2009, 11:06 PM
You've got my curiosity up - what the heck is MTG?
    08-26-2009, 12:56 PM
Originally Posted by Anightmare    
You've got my curiosity up - what the heck is MTG?
Do a search on it either here or on Google.
    08-26-2009, 11:32 PM
I did. I thought I knew about every horse grooming product known to man ... but I didn't.

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