Heres a pic of a horse with black makeup on, its been applied around the eyes and smudged out for a natural look. Some may have been applied to the muzzle area, with baby oil or clear makeup over the top.
You can get it in tubs and tubes (easier for eyes) in clear, black, white and chestnut colours. Some use ravels oil. Usually applied around the eyes, muzzle, down the legs. And the white is obviously for white markings, some put a star on a horse with no face markings, even up socks etc..
Well for my chestnut I stil use black as its easyer to work with. Then I put a bit of baby oil on top just to get the shine :) I also use white paste rather than chalk as it again is easyer to work with but for a pinto they have to much white) Remember though baby oil attract dust..
See it is all prefrence with people and judges. I find tubes are really hard as they don't give a even coverage and break "all the time" I do it with a tub and cloth. It depends on breeds to, Even if I show my Connemara in PC rings I have to show him natural, mane a certain lenth (not plaited), feathers, no make up ect and he looks amazing natural so feel no presure on having to put mak up on. I do advise it in Open rings though. It is a big thing in Australia, other countries not so much.
Assuming she moves straight and correctly, I would put black polish on her feet rather than clear. Its more eye catching, If you trim the hair around the coronet band, it stops you getting black polish on white hairs.
P.S a good shampoo that gets white looking amazing is Konkees klean sheen. You will find it at horseland and saddleword ect.
I swear I have seen horses wearing make-up on US sites... but it's only Aussies that have heard of it or used it... can anyone from any other countries confirm if we are alone in making up our horses??
I would use black on your pretty Tess. Being a bay and white, go with black since her points should be that colour anyway :)
Im from NZ - and yes heaps of showing horses use make up - I would go black myself - apparently baby oil highlight existing shadows only where makeup will create them (Thats not form me but from a showie on another forum...)
You can also use makeup to help highlight there legs as well
The above looks are quite heavy make up wise - (The wet look) you can go more subtle too...
Just FYI if you are showing in pinto classes check the rules as some you are not allowed to use makeup on
I use black chalk on the eyes and muzzle, but only if they already have black there. If they don't then I'll just use baby oil or vasso.
I use white chalk on my greys white socks to highlight them more after I've washed them with purple shampoo. I'll also go over his white face markings too.
I've never used the paste stuff but I'll be getting some of that soon to cover up some scars on my geldings legs. I only ever use make up when there's a presentation class at a gymkhana or in the dressage phase of an ODE or CT or if I'm doing hack classes at an agricultural show.
At the moment he looks like he's wearing gothic black eyeshadow. He used to have the fully black eyes but it's going away.