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    01-11-2010, 09:13 PM
I'm assuming by 'green' you mean really really really brown/yellow. Try a bluing shampoo. Here's some info on them... you can't get rid of the yellow, but you can make it go away temporarily.

It's inevitable if you have a light colored horse you've dealt with the problem of dingy, yellowed tails. Unfortunately, ALL white tails will yellow, it's their natural color. A Lipizzaner breeder once told me that once the hair is a certain length it's actually dead at the ends and will turn yellow no matter what you do.

The cells of a white tail are are "clear" and since hair over a few inches is actually dead, the dead cells when they show light through them have a yellowish tinge.

The good bluing shampoos work because the bluing is actually a kind of dye that counteracts the yellow (doesn't remove the yellow, but tints it bluish, which the human eye sees as white) I always use Fiebing's Blue Frost Whitening Shampoo & Conditioner on my grey and white horses. In between baths I try to use a blueing spray, which helps with day to day control of yellowing tails. Unfortunately there's no bluing spray on the market currently but I recommend 2 tablespoons Mrs Stewarts Bluing added to a bottle of Infusium 23 leave in conditioner. This conditions manes and tails while gently whitening.
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    01-11-2010, 09:23 PM
Try whites knight blueing shampoo. I think that's what its called.

Or cowboys magic yellow out white in.
    01-11-2010, 10:38 PM
Or the laudry liquid called BLUO-- put some of it in with ur shampoo and scrub............ then put some diluted in a bucket and soak- rinse thoroughly

Heaps cheaper than horse tail whitener and works on colours too :)
    01-11-2010, 10:49 PM
Just don't leave any bluing products on too long or your horse will have a blue hue to her tail ;)
    01-12-2010, 10:23 PM
Dish soap? And lots of conditioner to replenish the tail...worth a try if its really bad
    01-12-2010, 10:30 PM
I know a guy who used Whisk laundry detergent on his horses white feet and socks, and the tail and mane. He always used conditioner afterwards though. He would braid the tail, wrap it in freezer tape, then pour a mixture of baby oil and White Rain conditioner into the wrap. She always had a beautiful tail.
    01-13-2010, 06:59 PM
I heard that Wisk works really well. My trainer used to use it on her Paints before shows and she said it worked so well that the pink skin would show through. She said she never had a problem with it irritating their skin, either.

Edit: What charlicata said. =)
    01-13-2010, 07:07 PM
I use a product called Orvus and it is great! Just be careful, a little goes a long way lol. If you use more than a glob you'll be rinsing for a while! But it really does work. Here's a pic of me and Nick at a show after using Orvus.

His tail's usually a nice shade of yellow lol.

    01-14-2010, 09:55 PM
I've tried about everything to get the yellow out of my mares white tail, including laundry blueing.. except Orvis which I'll be trying this spring. I've also been told to make a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water, soak tail in it a few minutes, then wash.

We used Whisk when I was a kid for pali's.. thanks for the reminder I may try that before I try Orvis
    01-14-2010, 10:24 PM
Not sure how well the orvus will do on a yellowing tail as neither or my horses has a light colored tail, but it sure does make their coats super shiny and soft. I do as other people had mentioned and follow the orvus with some quic silver on their whites and they are always glowing by the end of it :)

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