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Urgent question for show on Saturday morning! Advice please!

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    07-20-2012, 10:23 PM
Urgent question for show on Saturday morning! Advice please!

I have a paint horse who always lays in his stall on the same side and therefore constantly has a dirty leg/hock/flank. I have bathed him in the past for shows and successfully gotten most of the manure and urine stains out. I have a show tomorrow morning and I went out tonight to bathe him and I CANNOT get him clean!!! I have used shapleys whitening shampoo and mane n tail spray on whitening shampoo as well as numerous regular shampoos and that entire back leg all the way up to his butt is remaining a dull yellow/tan color. These products have worked on him in the past so I have no idea why they aren't getting him clean this time...perhaps the stain is in deeper this time? I don't know, but can anyone help me?! Does anybody have any magic solutions or products that get out even the worst stains every time?! Or any way to cover it up and at least make it look white while he's in the ring? Please help! I will be mortified if he has to go into the ring looking like this!!
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    07-20-2012, 10:27 PM
*disclaimer - I haven't done this myself (except on my grey's tail, it worked fantastic for that)* There was a girl with an almost all white buckskin paint at a show last year that was the whitest, cleanest paint I've ever seen. She used Oxy Clean, a little scoop added to her soapy water bucket.
    07-20-2012, 10:34 PM
You could also try adding a little white vinegar to your soapy bucket.
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    07-21-2012, 01:38 AM
And when all else fails? Spray paint ... And a good post bath!!

See, I would love to use MHF's idea, but I'm allergic to Oxy Clean :/
    07-21-2012, 01:52 AM
I have heard of running baby powder into the coat for lighter stains..
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    07-21-2012, 01:58 AM
A face curry, squirted with dawn dish soap, and sprinkled liberally with baking soda, applied vigorously to the stained areas while the hair is wet and allowed to sit for about 5 minutes should really, REALLY help. We also have an almost all white paint, and frequently get asked how we get her so white. Orvus paste is equally as good, but most people don't have it on hand. If you don't have a face curry, any softish rubber curry will work, but the face curry has tons of tiny little rubber nubs that really work into the hair. Another option would be a good stiff brush used the same way.
    07-21-2012, 01:58 AM
I would use the oxy clean or vinegar, then use baby powder on it.
    07-21-2012, 07:16 AM
Green Broke
I use tide liquid, sounds insane but it works and does not harm the horse.
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    07-21-2012, 09:10 PM
Thank you everyone for your responses and help!! I tried the vinegar and baking soda as I had them on hand and they lightened the stain but it was still very obvious...unfortunately didnt have time to get the other products to try before leaving but will keep them in mind for next time! (because we all know that with white horses there will always be another stain!! :). My trainer saved the day with shapleys white touch up spray paint which worked MIRACLES! He went into the ring looking sparkly white even on the stained leg and won us a blue ribbon :) thanks guys!!
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