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post #1 of 12 Old 02-23-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Shampoo help!

I have a palomino gelding that is possible to keep clean. He has a bunch of dots on him that are stains. I don't know what to use on him. I've looked online for some shampoo. Have any of y'all used Carr & Day & Martin Horse Gallop Colour horse shampoo? Is it any good? What's the best stuff to use that will enhance shine, softness, and health? Is there anything I can feed him that will help? Thanks everybody!
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post #2 of 12 Old 02-24-2012, 10:12 PM
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Mane N Tail Shampoo has always worked for me, but I LOVE to use Dove Shampoo on mine....makes them smell good even when they sweat or get wet (rain).
If you are having trouble getting "stains" out of his coat you might can try a whitening shampoo like White N Brite Shampoo
It has always worked for me on light colored horses....just don't leave it on too long, you may end up with a purple tinted colored horse (this has also happened to me)

I would also recommend these supplements, all of which I have used in the past and present that I received great results from.

Gold As Sun by Cheval International

Or

SmartShine by SmartPak / SmartShine Ultra by SmartPak

Or

Nu-Image by Select The Best


Or

Grand Coat by Grand Meadows


I think my all time favorite has been the Nu-Image by Select The Best. I have seen great results from it and my mare (very picky eater) loves it.
If I had a Palomino I would def go with Gold As Sun, the Palominos I have fed this to in the past had all gotten a lot more golden while being on this supplement.
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If you are using him to show - put a blanket on him to keep his coat clean.

If not, who cares about a few stains?
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I have appaloosas. And one is completly white. I use orvus. And it keeps him blindingly white. Its the only shampoo I use.
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p.s. I forgot to add.....once you get the stains off to maintain a cleaner coat spray him down with Show Sheen
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Lots of good suggestions...I am going to try orvus, never heard of it before.

When I bath them a lot (summer time), I use liquid ivory dish soap...a few DROPS in the bucket to get it suddsy. It wets the water and leaves no residue w a good rinse....its economical, and I feel there is nothing to gain w more expensive "horse shampoo". But, I also like cowboy magic shampoo, that is actually pretty good used sparingly.

For touch up I am impressed with Miracle Groom for spot remover. It smells nice, and wow! It takes the spots right out!

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Orvus is amazing stuff. A little pricey for the tub of it but it lasts forever! My special whitening concoction that I have come up with for my grey TB gelding is a little whitening shampoo, a little ivory soap and a splash of white vinegar. I scrub him down with that and rinse, then I use a conditioner (cheap people conditioner works just fine). It gets him sparkly white every time.
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I pay about $19 for a tub of orvus. And I have 3 horses that get a bath usually about once a week. And it will last me about 4-6 months.
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Honestly, to get stains out I use dawn dish soap.
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post #10 of 12 Old 02-25-2012, 10:23 PM
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Geeze I think the last time I bought Orvus it was at least 30 bucks. I haven't been able to find it since I moved to Kentucky. Maybe I will order some online for this summer.
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