Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
Fiebing's Green Clean -- I just love this stuff. I use it on Magic before a show, to get all the stains out of her white fur when she just doesn't need a bath. It works wonders on the poop stains on her legs or the red marks she gets from rubbing against the horse trailer, plus it's not as expensive as that Cowboy Magic stuff.
Mane & Tail Shampoo and Conditioner -- Hey, it's been used for so many years, how can you go wrong? It gets the job done, and is cheap enough. Plus, I can use it myself in a pinch, and mix it in a bucket of water, and it's not half bad at doubling as hand soap or a sheath/udder cleaner.
Quic Silver -- I only use it for Magic's pre-show baths if she got really dirty before hand, and once in a panic when Tanner cut herself and had blood and pus soaking her back leg that wasn't coming off with just water, but it really does make my girls shine. I actually had one person joke that I must keep Magic in a dirt-free bubble, since she was so white and shiny.
ezAll Total Body Wash -- Another shampoo! It works for just the quick "spray the mud off them so they look presentable" baths, and doubles as trailer wash. XD It doesn't work so awesomely on stained fur or grease on a trailer -- the tough stuff, but makes for a quick bath.
Laser Sheen -- I usually spritz my horses down with this just a few minutes before entering the ring, and it leaves their coats soft and shiny without leaving some kind of weird dirt-attracting residue on their white marks like I've had Show Sheen do...
Mane n' Tail Detangler -- Ruby and Bandit have impossible to work with manes and tails, and none of my horses are kept in tail bags or mane tamers. This stuff gets the knots out pretty decently, but can sometimes be hard to work into a thick tail.
SuperPoo Conditioning Shampoo -- I got this stuff once because the name amused me (yeah, awesome reason to buy something, I know) and it worked really well on my older pony who had sensitive skin... he always seemed to be allergic to or get flaky skin from most shampoos, but this one didn't bother him in the least. I can't seem to find it anymore locally, though...
Hawthorne Hoof Freeze -- 2-Pak has always had sensitive feet, even with shoes on, so an imperative part of his grooming process was always to soak his hooves in some of this stuff. Unfortunately, it's been pulled from the shelves because people have been making meth from it or something...
Schreiner's Herbal Solution - OK, so not technically for grooming, but it's in my grooming box anyway. It's an all-natural wound ointment, and the company touts it for cuts, scrapes, fungus, or most anything else on your horse (or dog, or cow, or whatever), plus it helps hair grow back, eats away proud flesh, and keeps the flies off! I work at a tack shop that sells this stuff, and people come in and tell us that they've used it on themselves, too; I've even used it on a sunburn a time or two, and it does keep you from peeling and hurting later on (although it smells pretty... interesting, to say the least.).