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post #1 of 15 Old 09-24-2013, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #2 of 15 Old 09-24-2013, 12:48 PM
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Water color or kids paint. It needs to be safe for people, along with being on the skin. Also water washable.
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post #3 of 15 Old 09-24-2013, 01:01 PM
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Crayola tempera paint is what we used to use as kids. Sounds fun!
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post #4 of 15 Old 09-24-2013, 06:50 PM
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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
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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
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post #7 of 15 Old 09-25-2013, 01:42 AM
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I use washable, non-toxic tempura paint at my horse camps, works great, never had any problems with it
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post #8 of 15 Old 09-25-2013, 10:55 AM
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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!!!
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post #9 of 15 Old 09-25-2013, 11:57 AM
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I used Crayola paint from walmart for this:

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

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #10 of 15 Old 09-26-2013, 09:06 AM
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^^ 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!!)
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