Yellow Mane? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 14 Old 07-20-2013, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 9
• Horses: 1
Question Yellow Mane?

I have a paint mare with a white mane, and at the root of her hair, it's really yellow... I've tried getting rid if it with shampoo, but it's not working. What is this yellow stuff and how do I get rid of it?


katherinehillson is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 14 Old 07-22-2013, 02:28 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Posts: 8,318
• Horses: 0
There are a lot of products on the market to "whiten", but really...tide (heavily diluted) really gets it out. It takes a lot of rinsing to get the suds out...and I always follow with a lot of conditioner. I have used Dr. Bonners castile soap, too. It works pretty well, but not as well as tide when the white is really discolored.
Corporal and katherinehillson like this.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
Missy May is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 07-22-2013, 02:33 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 791
• Horses: 0
Goop handcleaner/degreaser.
Corporal likes this.
Sahara is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 07-22-2013, 04:50 PM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 1,912
• Horses: 3
I've had a lot of luck with Orvus. It's a bit pricey not much but a little goes a long way and it lasts FOREVER. My app has a tendency to get discusting and his mane and tail turn yellow. The Orvus cleans it, gives it a great shine, and makes it oh so soft :)
Posted via Mobile Device
Phantomcolt18 is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 07-29-2013, 01:47 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 878
• Horses: 3
Try mouth wash like Listerine, or tooth paste, baking soda, anything that is whitening for humans will whiten a hair.
SaskGal is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 04:23 PM
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 5,166
• Horses: 2
My neighbor's horse has four stockings and some of his mane is white and when I was taking care of her horses I gave him a bath and used this purple whitening shampoo she had in her tack room. It was made for dogs but it sure did work! His mane and stockings were all yellow and when I used that shampoo his legs and mane were literally so white they were to bright to look at lol. But of course he went and rolled. -_-
KigerQueen likes this.

R.I.P Duke <3
No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.~Winston Churchill
WesternRider88 is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 05:10 PM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Colorado
Posts: 807
• Horses: 2
Don't forget to let the whitening shampoo stay in the mane for the recommended time on the label.
Boo Walker is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 06:33 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vidor, Texas
Posts: 2,805
• Horses: 3
I second the GOOP! Cheap at WalMart, but don't forget to condition afterwards.
WesternRider88 likes this.
gigem88 is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 08-11-2013, 02:46 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Onalaska, WA
Posts: 142
• Horses: 3
QuicSilver works the best.
Wet the hair and put the shampoo in. But do not sit there and later it up and scrub it in. The more you can keep it a purple gel, the better. Let it sit about 10 minutes and rinse away. It does not leave the hair dry or frazzled either. I use this on my Lipizzan mare and it makes her sparkle like she has *silver* highlights in the sun.
JeepnGirl is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 08-13-2013, 06:21 AM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: ON, Canada
Posts: 21
• Horses: 0
That would probably be sweat-stains. Just water the horse down after it sweats.
Lostlita is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yellow tails? Lexiie Horse Grooming 1 10-20-2012 02:33 PM
yellow? shandasue Horse Talk 5 03-02-2012 12:50 AM
Yellow Mane? renolovexoxo Horse Health 3 06-15-2011 09:34 PM
Yellow snot? Wallaby Horse Health 11 11-18-2010 06:12 AM
Looking for a yellow halter.. ShannonSevenfold Tack and Equipment Classifieds 5 11-04-2009 01:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome