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    12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
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Foal
Talking Tricks how to get a white horse clean...?

Hey everyone :)
I have just bought a dapple grey mare (but she isnt too dappled, she only has dapples on her legs, not all up her body...) and so now I need to learn all the tricks on keeping her clean, haha. So, I have heard about using chalk on grass/manure stains, how does that work?
Mainly I just want to know how to get the stains out of her coat quickly. Say im going to pony club or interclub or jump club or something, and i've washed her the day before and then bam, the next morning there will be a big green stain somewhere on her body, how should I make it white again? Haha
Thanks everyone,
~LSJ
     
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    12-08-2011, 07:56 PM
  #2
Foal
Oh, and if you suggest products can they be australian pleasee? :) because im from australia, haha :)
     
    12-08-2011, 08:03 PM
  #3
Trained
There is all sorts of whitening products & whatnot, just look in your local tackshop. But I have found (having horses with white socks/stockings), after you bathe, soak those white tootsies down with showsheen, drench 'em. Then after they dry, no manure, dirt or stains will stick, you can usually brush off anything, even a mistake with hoof black will brush off. Then I like to give a bit of a sprinkle with cornstarch. There is whitening sprays & stain removers but this works for me at a fraction of the cost & effort rounding up all these products.
     
    12-08-2011, 08:07 PM
  #4
Showing
Ditto what waresbear said. I've found my grey is pretty easy to clean minus her tail. I add a bit of oxyclean to a soapy bucket and soak her tail in it, gets all the stains out.
     
    12-08-2011, 08:09 PM
  #5
Foal
Ok, thanks Also, would it be ok to use shampoo's/conditioners -that are meant for white horses- on my dapple grey? :)
     
    12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
  #6
Trained
Of course! Also, if you have this product, because this is the base of most whitening shampoos, is put a few drop of bluing (sold in grocery store in laundry detergent section) in with the shampoo. I found that works just as good as commercial products, again at a fraction of the cost.
     
    12-08-2011, 08:13 PM
  #7
Showing
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Originally Posted by LoveeShowJumping    
Ok, thanks Also, would it be ok to use shampoo's/conditioners -that are meant for white horses- on my dapple grey? :)
Yes. I've used the blue stuff on occasion, but honestly mine seems to get just as clean with the Orvus I use for everyone else.
     
    12-08-2011, 08:15 PM
  #8
Trained
MH, you can add the bluing in with your Orvus too for a brighter white. It
     
    12-08-2011, 08:20 PM
  #9
Foal
Ok, good its only just summer here in australia, and its literally been raining all winter, all autumn, and all spring. And its been raining on and off for 2 weeks now, in summer! Its really starting to annoy me, and everyone else who rides horses too. And now i've gotten a dapple grey, I really hope it stops raining or she'll be covered in mud cause our paddocks get really muddy! I just hope as it starts to go further into summer it might start getting hot and stop raining...haha
     
    12-08-2011, 08:21 PM
  #10
Showing
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
MH, you can add the bluing in with your Orvus too for a brighter white. It

I'll have to scope out the laundry aisle next time I go shopping. I've never noticed it before but that doesn't mean it's not there
     

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