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SouthernRider98 07-30-2012 03:40 PM

Stains?
 
Heyy! :lol:

I was wondering if there are any suggestions out the for getting mud and sweat stains out from a white horse? I have a paint and his white patches are always getting dirty.:-( Are there any tips out there to get or keep the stains out??

Speed Racer 07-30-2012 03:47 PM

Keep them out? No, there's nothing you can put on his white patches short of polyurethaning him. :wink:

You can try QuikSilver, Cowboy Magic, and other stain removers, but there's nothing that's going to keep his white places white. He's a horse, they like to be dirty!

poppy1356 07-30-2012 03:49 PM

Instead of calling them white patches how about light brown patches. My grey is actually referred to as a mud grey :D

verona1016 08-02-2012 03:39 PM

My horse gets stains on his hocks and knees- the only way I've found to keep them under control is to clean them regularly (currently using Cowboy Magic Green Spot Remover). If I don't keep up with them, then it's impossible to get them out the same day (which I learned at my first show with him!)

mls 08-02-2012 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by SouthernRider98 (Post 1622619)
Heyy! :lol:

I was wondering if there are any suggestions out the for getting mud and sweat stains out from a white horse? I have a paint and his white patches are always getting dirty.:-( Are there any tips out there to get or keep the stains out??

A coat polish may help deter dirt. The best defense is a coat in good condition. The right balance of oils in the coat will help repel stains.

Saddlebag 08-02-2012 08:18 PM

Years ago a friend shampoo'd her b &w pinto for the Stampede parade. We used baby shampoo and man did his white sparkle. Of course after the parade he was hot and tired and enjoyed some good rolling. He shook and the dirt flew and he seemed just as clean. He stayed quite clean for weeks.

TamHorseGirl 08-03-2012 02:59 AM

I love elbow grease and loads of quicksilver. Once in a while I end up with a part-purple pony though!

walkinthewalk 08-03-2012 09:54 AM

Ditto, you're not going to keep the stains out but.

EZ-All shampoo does a great job of removing them.

If there's just a small patch somewhere, rubbing dry corn starch on a grass stain will remove it.

When the kids were little and in 4-H we would use dry corn starch to help whiten up the white legs and get rid of grass stains on the fetlocks, knees, hocks----.

But as far as prevention, that isn't going to happen. Stalling the horse doesn't work because it has to lie down sometime to rest:)

Might as well get used to scrubbing --- I don't know a horse owner that can't benefit from some extra "upper body strength" all that shoulder/arm motion gets them :)


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