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        05-12-2013, 01:13 AM
      #11
    Started
    As long as you don't have a sensitive skinned horse, most equine and human products should work just fine. I would recommend, especially with Orvus, diluting shampoo in water before applying to the horse. This allows for much easier rinsing.

    The most important component of any grooming program is elbow grease.
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        05-12-2013, 02:03 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    You could also try ivory soap. What ever you use be sure to rinse well.
         
        05-12-2013, 02:25 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    I like Sore No More Shampoo for after really hard rides, the rest of the time I prefer to use Ecolicious Equestrian products.
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        05-14-2013, 10:20 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    Anything I use I always dilute with water. I get an empty shampoo or dish soap bottle and squirt a little soap in the bottom then fill the rest with water. It works just fine, saves you money, and is a lot easier to get rinsed out. I think rinsing is the key to a good bath. I also use a Zoom Groom (google it) to scrub with. You can pick them up just about anywhere. It's like a rubber curry with longer rubber nubs. Works wonders and they seem to love it.
         
        05-29-2013, 05:18 PM
      #15
    Foal
    I love using EQyss Microtek! It soothes on contact, doesn't hurt open wounds, is good for genital areas, it is enviromentally friendly, makes your horse shine, and smells really nice!
         
        06-03-2013, 08:54 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    The EZALL sprayer and a pair of the Off-The Cuff, wrist sponges!


    You don't have to use their shampoo, you can use any shampoo so long as its diluted.

    With these two things I can legitimatly wash my horse in 4 - 10 minutes and not be soaked myself.


    Also heres the dirty little secret to bathing. Hair is dead and Shampoo isn't going to fix it. All shampoo does is wash out dirt and oils. The only specialty shampoos that do work are the whitening shampoos and that b/c they have low levels of bleaching agents in them (diluted peroxide derivitives).

    What makes the coat SHINY soft and glossy are the oils that coat the hair.

    So if you shampoo them (natural oils) away you need to replace them with a conditioner (all over, I prefer the Cowboy Magic Rosewater) or use a rehydraying spray like EQyss PREMIER Rehydrading Spray, OR you need to NOT shampoo and just rinse with water and a vinegar & baking soda/water, "no-poo" method.

    As far as shampoo goes, I use Sham-Pony Body Wash b/c my horse smells like bubble gum afterwards. (FWIW, I'm over 30; you never really do grow up. Horsies and pink bubblegum forever!)
         
        06-03-2013, 10:52 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Pantine is what we use lol. It smells good, it makes them shinny, and we use the moisturizer kind and it keeps the good oils from being stripped.
         
        06-14-2013, 11:58 AM
      #18
    Foal
    You should get one of these!!
    http://mediacdn.shopatron.com/media/...jpg?1271954934

    I use it all the time for bathing and it is the BEST for rinsing out the horse and making sure all the soap is out of their coat! You just screw it onto the hose and when its turned on all the water sprays out little holes amongst the bristles, so it cleans really deeply
         
        06-14-2013, 02:12 PM
      #19
    Started
    I wash tails and white markings every week in summer and use the Cowboy Magic Rosewater shampoo. Blue shampoos tend to dry out the horses skin, so I only use them for shows, but when I do I use Cowboy Magic Shine In Yellowout.
         
        06-19-2013, 01:35 AM
      #20
    Foal
    As long as you get it all out whisk works wonders. Then use vo5 or suave conditioner on their mane and tail and your good to go.
         

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