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    08-07-2012, 04:30 PM
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Foal
Smile Keeping a albino white all year long?

I have a albino mare now and she loves being messy after riding. She rolls all the time and love laying down in her stall. I'm having trouble keeping her clean, and specially her lower legs, they happen to get all muddy and brown. Her face sweats and the bridle colors her face black sometimes.

What can I do to keep her white all year long, because now when she is getting a longer coat for winter, it's getting harder to clean yellow spots.

How do you keep your white horse clean during riding? Do you use polo wraps when riding, blankets when in the stall etc.?

Please feel free to tell me anything you know about keeping your white horse clean
     
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    08-07-2012, 05:01 PM
  #2
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Thelma    
I have a albino mare now and she loves being messy after riding. She rolls all the time and love laying down in her stall. I'm having trouble keeping her clean, and specially her lower legs, they happen to get all muddy and brown. Her face sweats and the bridle colors her face black sometimes.

What can I do to keep her white all year long, because now when she is getting a longer coat for winter, it's getting harder to clean yellow spots.

How do you keep your white horse clean during riding? Do you use polo wraps when riding, blankets when in the stall etc.?

Please feel free to tell me anything you know about keeping your white horse clean
I never tried to keep my grey clean - he would roll more and get muddier if I tried to keep him clean, as he didn't feel happy. Let her be a bit yellow and muddy, as long as you brush her clean enough the her tack won't rub ;). Remember, the winter coat will come out come spring anyway, so the stains won't last forever.

What I did invest in was a decent whitening shampoo, stain remover spray, and that shampoo that old ladies use to make their hair go silvery. The other thing that's useful is sterilising fluid, you can make it up in a bucket for tail washing and it gets rids of the yellowy-ness. Don't use it on any skin though, and don't use it often as it dries out the hair, but it does work. That way, once in a blue moon (usually before a show) they can get a good bath and get actually gleaming clean.

It definitely took more work bathing him before a show than my bay I have now, but there is nothing like a gleaming grey (or albino in your case!) in the ring. But don't obsess over being clean all the time, it's stressful for you and them, and it is part of owning a pale horse I'm afraid! :P
     
    08-07-2012, 05:10 PM
  #3
Trained
I agree. I have a light palomino paint who's the same way. He is naturally a glowing white and cream color, but unless I'm going to a show he is a nasty combination of brown, dust, and green.

What I do is a few days before the show I will wash his tail with White N' Brite shampoo, and use a braid-in tail bag. Then the morning of I get up and bathe him throughly with white n brite, and if his tail is REALLY bad I'll go ahead and bleach it. Also Cowboy Magic Greenspot spray, or OxyClean for the body. :)
     
    08-07-2012, 05:17 PM
  #4
Showing
I'd like to see a picture of that albino horse. Albinos have pink eyes, you know.
     
    08-07-2012, 05:52 PM
  #5
Foal




Hahah, I just realized I don't have a picture of her just standing still and alone, all of my pictures of her are at comps or when riding. But I hope you the pictures show you how she looks. :)
The vet wrote on the birth paper that she's an Albino, she is all white, pink nosed and has no sign of color in the coat. She has blue eyes, but that's a genetic thing that is not a color that comes like the coat color through the genes. This is what the vets say anyway.
I wish she would always be so white like there in the second picture! Thanks for your help all of you guys, hope I will have some more comment in this topic :)
     
    08-07-2012, 05:54 PM
  #6
Foal
The pictures don't show up, why? And how do I set pictures in if it does not work to use the picture button?
     
    08-07-2012, 06:35 PM
  #7
Banned
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
I'd like to see a picture of that albino horse. Albinos have pink eyes, you know.
Yeah, an albino would be worth a couple million...wish I had one...
     
    08-07-2012, 07:05 PM
  #8
Weanling
The pictures don't show up because you didn't put in the direct link of them.

Back to the thread.
The only way I would know to keep an albino white is to put them in full out pajamas all the time.
     
    08-07-2012, 07:14 PM
  #9
Foal
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Originally Posted by Thelma    
The vet wrote on the birth paper that she's an Albino, she is all white, pink nosed and has no sign of color in the coat. She has blue eyes, but that's a genetic thing that is not a color that comes like the coat color through the genes. This is what the vets say anyway.
I believe an Icelandic-to-English translation issue is occurring.

I'm not well versed in colour genetics, but a horse with pink skin, blue eyes, a cream colour body, mane and tail is defined as a cremello in English. In Icelandic it seems to be defined as a albínói, which as English speakers, we would consider a misnomer since the horse is not truly pigment free.
     
    08-07-2012, 07:15 PM
  #10
Trained
These the pics you were trying to post?




Your horse is not an albino. She appears to be a double dilute. What color were her sire and dam?
     

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