My horse is a big yellow fluff ball. He also likes mud. We don't blanket/clip our boys, they are aux natural. How can I essentially "give him a bath" without water? Are there any good water-less bathers on the market? I'm doing a winter series at a local riding club and would like to look presentable.
My horse is a big yellow fluff ball. He also likes mud. We don't blanket/clip our boys, they are aux natural. How can I essentially "give him a bath" without water? Are there any good water-less bathers on the market?
If you need help beyond the elbow grease, try Miracle Coat. You will still need to do a good brushing and cleaning up first but the Miracle Coat can help take care of what is left. It still takes elbow grease to clean down to the skin but the Miracle Coat will help "polish" the surface.
After currying, and a good brushing, sometimes there's still that dust trapped in their thick coats, that a curry just stirs around, and then gets pushed back into the coat, when you brush it.
I've had luck with Shapleys waterless shampoo.
I'll curry him really good again, and the while the coats all scruffed up, I'll take a rag, spray the Shapleys on there, and start getting the dust up that way. It does a great job of picking up and clearing off the dirt.
You could probably achieve the same, with just a lightly damp rag as well. Main thing is, picking up that stuff the brushes aren't picking up.
When I had my horse..(a grey arab) he loved to get muddy...anyhoo...I would use a metal curry scraper and scrape the dried mud off him and then spray him with show sheen and let it sit for a minute or two, then use a stiff brush to get the dirt off and then a finishing brush to help bring the shine out.