Safe paint to use on a horse?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

Safe paint to use on a horse?

This is a discussion on Safe paint to use on a horse? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Safe paint to use on horses
  • What kind of paint to use on a horse

Like Tree13Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-24-2013, 12:46 PM
  #1
Weanling
Safe paint to use on a horse?

Looking at ideas for a Halloween costume for my horse for our Halloween cutting show - anyone know of a safe type of paint I can use on my horse? I'm assuming anything water based, but I don't want to just assume. Ideally maybe a paint marker, as it will be easier to draw on him with. Thanks!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-24-2013, 12:48 PM
  #2
Weanling
Water color or kids paint. It needs to be safe for people, along with being on the skin. Also water washable.
cowgirlnay and NaeNae87 like this.
     
    09-24-2013, 01:01 PM
  #3
Yearling
Crayola tempera paint is what we used to use as kids. Sounds fun!
     
    09-24-2013, 06:50 PM
  #4
Yearling
We used color hairspray (like costume hair spray) on our horses during the rodeo. It worked (and was bright!!) on a black, red roan, grey, brown, and Pali!

Ill try to find some pics to post
     
    09-24-2013, 07:12 PM
  #5
Yearling


     
    09-24-2013, 08:54 PM
  #6
Yearling
I actually use manic panic dye on dogs and I'm sure it would be fine on horses too LOL

Dying her as a frog next for halloween





Never had any issue with it on dogs! Not sure if the whole dying thing is what you want to do though. I also use these blowpens on dogs for little touch ups...that would probably be just fine on horses too
     
    09-25-2013, 01:42 AM
  #7
Weanling
I use washable, non-toxic tempura paint at my horse camps, works great, never had any problems with it
     
    09-25-2013, 10:55 AM
  #8
Weanling
My friend runs a horse camp and uses tempera paint as well. Depending on the costume, I prefer colored hairspray maybe with some hand painting for touch up/small details (particularly for something like a zebra or all-over pattern) which I've heard works fabulously! Someone way back used some sort of non-toxic black grease on the face of a gray horse for the zebra costume but not sure which kind. In any case, there'd better be pictures!!!
     
    09-25-2013, 11:57 AM
  #9
Trained
I used Crayola paint from walmart for this:

Make sure it dries though, you can see where the reins rubbed. (Blowdryer works)

     
    09-26-2013, 09:06 AM
  #10
Yearling
^^ I hope you don't mind but I'm totally going to borrow that idea for Halloween SorrelHorse, except in black paint on my white horse (and a grim reaper costume for myself!!)
cowgirlnay likes this.
     

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What stores sell spray paint that is safe for horses? Sunflower15 Horse Grooming 3 07-21-2013 12:37 AM
pet safe paint? Hunterjumper7654 Horse Tack and Equipment 1 09-21-2011 02:05 AM
Horse safe paint. whiskeynoo Horse Talk 0 05-29-2011 12:41 PM
Paint that's safe and non-toxic to a horse?? mylissak Horse Health 2 03-01-2011 02:01 PM
safe paint to use on horses. lilkitty90 Horse Health 6 09-18-2010 09:52 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0