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  • Cheap tail whitening method
  • Wisk detergent used as horse whitener

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    09-14-2008, 10:01 PM
Ok here is my secret shhh don't tell anyone ha ha jk a very cheap more effective method instead of using expensive whitening shampoos use WISK laundry detergent. I have a paint gelding with sensitive skin and never had a problem I actually used wisk on one leg and whitening shampoo on the other and wisk worked better just make sure you rinse it all out and I used it on my friends horse with a yellowish brown tail that was supose to be white and it came out white as white can be!!! Also the more you keep up with the white the easier it is to get the stains out but its those pesty white areas that love muck dirt and anything else dirty!!
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    09-26-2008, 07:27 AM
I've seen bleach turn the tail yellow before. It also will make parts of the tail fall out, which is not desirable.
    09-26-2008, 10:37 AM
WISK...GENIUS!!!!!!!!! One question though....powdered or liquid? And then do you put it in a bucket and sponge it on or just put the concentrated stuff directly on the white parts?

PS found a home for Scout, and now I'm looking at a pretty gray that will need some intensive beautify-ing
    09-26-2008, 01:33 PM
I use it right out of the bottle...just be careful that you rinse it all out usually I will wash the white parts first then the rest of the body and then rinse everything to give it a couple minutes to work but it works awsome!!! Trust me you will be shocked!!! O almost forgot I use the liquid stuff!! when your doing the tail don't be affraid to use alot you want to make it really soapy just be prepared to be rinsing for a while ha haha and good luck!
    06-13-2009, 10:18 PM
New to list- wanted to share tail white info

I am new to the list. Was reading the thread re: how to get a white tail white again. I was recently told about the use of CLR (Calcium/Lime/Rust cleaner). I used it tonight on my palo mare's tail and it worked miracles. The dingy yellow is GONE completely. Of course, have to wear gloves, do not get it on the tail bone and must hold the tail stationary so it doesn't get slung onto the horse's skin anywhere.
I just lathered it up good for 2-3 minutes, rinsed well, washed with whitening shampoo and then conditioned it well. The tail looks awesome!
Good luck

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