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    08-29-2011, 06:04 PM
Originally Posted by Buzzby    
Because sadly the UK is still a racist country no matter how the government try to deny it, the fact we still have separate 'ethnic' sections in the supermarkets just goes to show it :(
We have 'ethnic' sections too, which just means we care enough about those with different types of hair, skin, and cultures to provide products for them. Doesn't necessarily mean anyone's racist.

I personally don't like tripe or chitterlins, but my local supermarket carries both of them for folks who enjoy them. Not quite sure how that would be racist, unless certain groups are completely separated from the general population, and only allowed to shop in the ethnic sections.

Anyway, getting back to what you should or shouldn't put on your horse. Furniture polish contains toxins that can be absorbed through the skin, so I'd be very careful about using it. You might want to consider looking at the ingredients and reading the warning label before you decide to spray it on your animal.
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    08-29-2011, 06:07 PM
Originally Posted by gigem88    
I'm confused!

By "ethnic sections", do you mean that only someone of a particular race can purchase items from this section? Or is there an aisle of Mexican food, an aisle of Asian food, etc that anyone can purchase?
Very few 'Mainstream' supermarkets stock 'ethnic' products at all and the one's that do have them totally separate, in a different part of the shop,
    08-29-2011, 06:48 PM
If she is using the furniture polish below the bone of the tail, and using it responsibly then it should be fine.

I used ethnic hair spray to keep my horse's tail free of tangle, and shiny. And then I use dish soap or w/e is laying down to bathe him.
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    08-29-2011, 11:36 PM
I used skin so soft by avon for the flies today, I'll let you know tomorrow if it worked XD
    08-29-2011, 11:58 PM
"Pink" hair polish for mane and tail detangling
Desitin and/or baby sunscreen for pink noses
Listerine and athlete's foot spray for preventing thrush
Prid drawing salve for helping to pull out abscesses
Band-Aid Wound Wash for, well, washing wounds
Gatorade powder for encouraging drinking in hot weather
    08-30-2011, 12:49 AM
A question on the "ethnic" hair products. What would be good to use as a detangler for manes and tails?

I noticed the local Walmart has some ethnic hair products, but as I have never used them myself or know anybody that uses them, I am not sure what would be useful for my horses. But I am always looking for an inexpensive detangler. Any ideas?

I have tried the detanglers made for children but they don't seem to do much for a horse's coarse hair.
    08-30-2011, 12:51 AM
Originally Posted by DraftXDressage    
"Pink" hair polish for mane and tail detangling
Where would I find "Pink?" Would it be with the shampoos/conditioners or ???
    08-30-2011, 12:54 AM
Originally Posted by Buzzby    
Very few 'Mainstream' supermarkets stock 'ethnic' products at all and the one's that do have them totally separate, in a different part of the shop,
Interesting! I have seen ethnic hair products at Walmart over here in the USA, and we are in a rural, not-to-ethnic area. I just figure all the Walmarts must stock the same items.
    08-30-2011, 01:10 AM
Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
Where would I find "Pink?" Would it be with the shampoos/conditioners or ???
It is generally in the ethic hair section. My local Walmart carries it, as does Target and most of the drug and grocery stores. You shouldn't have too hard a time finding it. Not surprisingly, it comes in a pink bottle.

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