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    02-12-2011, 11:19 PM
Question about whitening a tail... the stable I volunteer at, we have a cremello morgan stallion. His owners want his tail super white for show season. What methods or products do all of you recommend?

Thanks in advance!
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    02-12-2011, 11:26 PM
Green Broke
Bright n white shampoo. The longer it stays in the whiter it gets!

NEVER USE BLEACH! Make them yellow.
    02-12-2011, 11:50 PM
1/2peroxide and 1/2 water in a bucket soak for 5 minutes rinse and wash with a blue shampoo then a purple one. The blue takes out yellow and purple takes out brown.
    02-12-2011, 11:54 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by rosethorn    
1/2peroxide and 1/2 water in a bucket soak for 5 minutes rinse and wash with a blue shampoo then a purple one. The blue takes out yellow and purple takes out brown.
? There just colors? Could you be more spacific? I've never herd of this in all my years of showing?
    02-13-2011, 01:15 AM
Whitening shampoo and then keep it braided and bagged so it stays clean. Usually it takes a couple of treatments to get it really white.
    02-13-2011, 01:26 AM
I've heard about and seen the whitening shampoos in the stores. Recommendations about the ones that work the best? I've been told that the Vetrolin works well....
    02-13-2011, 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Azale1    
Whitening shampoo and then keep it braided and bagged so it stays clean. Usually it takes a couple of treatments to get it really white.

With my gray mare, I leave her tail unbagged during the summer because I give her a bath about every week, so dirt/nasty-nast doesn't have time to really soak into the hair. But, in the winter, I'm very careful to never leave her tail unbagged for more than a few hours. Last winter I tried just braiding it and that helped it stay cleaner than if it was loose but it still got dirty and yellow/brown. This year, I've kept it bagged since September and it's still as white as it was when I put it up.
Last summer, it took me months to get all the yellow out, even with leaving whitening shampoo (I recommend QuicSilver, that stuff is magic on my mare's body, just not so much on her tail) in for over twenty minutes at a time. I think that it actually may have grown out instead of washing out.
    02-13-2011, 01:42 AM
I swear by Vetrolin products. They have worked the best in my mind.

Some before and after examples. About 3 months apart only due to timing of photos not by time took for product to work.

These photos especially winter one were taken when he was filthy. First photo is first day brought him home his mane and tail were both stained and gross. The close up is so you can really see how white it gets and stays after a month of no bath.

Also a nice perk about the Vetrolin is makes the mane and tail REALLY soft and tangle free. When he arrived it was brittle broken, damaged and stiff. After only about a month it was well conditioned and without brusshing I could easily run my fingers through and not hit any tangles.
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    02-13-2011, 02:44 AM
Pretty horse! =-)

I should mention that I've -just- started doing the grooming on the show horses the past couple of months. We do keep the show horses tail's up all year long...but I think this is a matter of not having one person in charge of doing that in the past so sometimes it got neglected. I just want to make sure all these horses have the best in grooming I can give them...which means doing a bit of research and asking people that know much better then I!

Of course...this is complicated by the fact that I have every color known to man in the stable. =-) The cremello morgan, however, is the most challenging one of the bunch.
    02-13-2011, 06:56 AM
Hi there,

I had a piebald cob and his tail and mane was fully white, I tried loads of products which eneded up costing a bomb some over 50 pound a pop. It was then suggested that I try some good ol washing up liqud such as fairy, I did this and his mane and tale was gleamin, its the best thing and cheapest I've ever nused, just make sure you don't leave any in as it will irritate but this is the same with all shampoos, also use a good conditioner and it will flow beautifully

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