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    03-10-2013, 02:13 PM
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Foal
Whote horse with brown tail...HELP!

I have a paint horse that is mainly white with a couple blue roan spots on him and he stays pretty clean on his body. But he has a pretty long tail(about an inch away from touching the ground) and it is brown...does anyone have any helpful tips to get his tail back to sparkling white? I do own blue/purple shampoos and endless tailbags if that helps.
     
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    03-10-2013, 02:16 PM
  #2
Weanling
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Originally Posted by sacredsterling    
I have a paint horse that is mainly white with a couple blue roan spots on him and he stays pretty clean on his body. But he has a pretty long tail(about an inch away from touching the ground) and it is brown...does anyone have any helpful tips to get his tail back to sparkling white? I do own blue/purple shampoos and endless tailbags if that helps.
Try peroxide.
     
    03-10-2013, 02:27 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Wash it really well lol and blue/purple shampoo wih help and the tail bags will help keep it clean.
     
    03-12-2013, 04:50 PM
  #4
Weanling
There is a product out there called "blinded by the white", it is awesome to get manes and tails "barbie horse" white ;)
     
    03-12-2013, 05:00 PM
  #5
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by ApolloRider    
Try peroxide.
That will dry the tail out like crazy!

To get back to the white try -

Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing – So many uses!

We used it on the legs and switches of our show cattle. Magic!

My husband has two 'yellow' horses. We use a variety of whitening products. The key is to wash (regular shampoo) and then use the whitener or bluing shampoo. I use a good old kitchen pot scrubber - the kind with the sponge in it - to scrub the tough spots. I keep one in the grooming tote for touch ups between tail washes. I just wet and run it through the stained area. Frequency is key to keep them white more than the product.
     
    03-12-2013, 05:21 PM
  #6
Trained
Before trying peroxide, etc, I would try good old fashion Orvus. Gentle enough to be recommended for antique linens, but whitens really well. I would scrub it in with water really well (less close to the bone to make sure the horse doesn't get itchy butt) and let it sit for a bit, then rinse. If the tail is that badly stained, it may take a couple of times.
     
    03-15-2013, 11:49 PM
  #7
Weanling
GOOP GOOP GOOP GOOP Did I say Goop?! $1.50 in automotive section of walmart. Put it on dry hair, rub it in good or brush / comb it through a mane or tail. Shampoo off, and you will be BLINDED!
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    03-16-2013, 12:01 AM
  #8
Banned
I used woolite on my dog with out any reactions and first wash. :)
     
    03-16-2013, 01:17 AM
  #9
Weanling
Can you use dog shampoo? I have whitening shampoo from petsmart I use on my Siberian husky and it works amazing.
My backyard has the worst drainage ever after rain, so this dog is almost always a muddy mess except the summer.
I've never actually used peroxide. I just knew some girl who used it on her palominos tail all the time.
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