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  • Mud stains on white horse
  • Equine shampoo to remove grass stains

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    07-30-2012, 02:40 PM
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I was wondering if there are any suggestions out the for getting mud and sweat stains out from a white horse? I have a paint and his white patches are always getting dirty. Are there any tips out there to get or keep the stains out??
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    07-30-2012, 02:47 PM
Keep them out? No, there's nothing you can put on his white patches short of polyurethaning him.

You can try QuikSilver, Cowboy Magic, and other stain removers, but there's nothing that's going to keep his white places white. He's a horse, they like to be dirty!
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    07-30-2012, 02:49 PM
Green Broke
Instead of calling them white patches how about light brown patches. My grey is actually referred to as a mud grey
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    08-02-2012, 02:39 PM
Green Broke
My horse gets stains on his hocks and knees- the only way I've found to keep them under control is to clean them regularly (currently using Cowboy Magic Green Spot Remover). If I don't keep up with them, then it's impossible to get them out the same day (which I learned at my first show with him!)
    08-02-2012, 02:55 PM
Originally Posted by SouthernRider98    

I was wondering if there are any suggestions out the for getting mud and sweat stains out from a white horse? I have a paint and his white patches are always getting dirty. Are there any tips out there to get or keep the stains out??
A coat polish may help deter dirt. The best defense is a coat in good condition. The right balance of oils in the coat will help repel stains.
    08-02-2012, 07:18 PM
Years ago a friend shampoo'd her b &w pinto for the Stampede parade. We used baby shampoo and man did his white sparkle. Of course after the parade he was hot and tired and enjoyed some good rolling. He shook and the dirt flew and he seemed just as clean. He stayed quite clean for weeks.
    08-03-2012, 01:59 AM
I love elbow grease and loads of quicksilver. Once in a while I end up with a part-purple pony though!
    08-03-2012, 08:54 AM
Green Broke
Ditto, you're not going to keep the stains out but.

EZ-All shampoo does a great job of removing them.

If there's just a small patch somewhere, rubbing dry corn starch on a grass stain will remove it.

When the kids were little and in 4-H we would use dry corn starch to help whiten up the white legs and get rid of grass stains on the fetlocks, knees, hocks----.

But as far as prevention, that isn't going to happen. Stalling the horse doesn't work because it has to lie down sometime to rest:)

Might as well get used to scrubbing --- I don't know a horse owner that can't benefit from some extra "upper body strength" all that shoulder/arm motion gets them :)

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