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    06-12-2010, 05:44 PM
Washing my horse

I want to give my horse a bath tomorrow morning. Can I use head & shoulders shampoo & conditioner on my horse or no? Just wanna make sure I can before I do anything bad.
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    06-12-2010, 06:28 PM
Green Broke
Yes that's fine. I don't like to use people shampoo on horses, but it's not bad. Just don't bath too often or it will dry out there skin.
    06-12-2010, 08:51 PM
Actually, no you can't. Head and shoulders, or other anti-dandruff shampoos, have pH levels that are different than horse shampoos and can really irritate their skin.

Go to your local tack store, and pick up a bottle of Mane and Tail. Its 6 or 7 dollars, I think, and that's a shampoo and conditioner, for you AND your horse, all in one.
    06-12-2010, 08:58 PM
I'm not into starting a whole argument here, but I have used it many times on Gidji, who is an itchy horse who often gets flaky dry skin and it works wonders. I think though that its all about the sensitivity on the horse, so while it may work for me, it may not work for you.

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