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Jessabel 06-09-2010 02:29 PM

Would it be worth it to use whitening shampoo on a cream-colored horse?
 
My friend uses QuickSilver (sp?) on her Paint and it works like a dream. I was wondering if it would do any good for my mom's horse, who has a flaxen mane and tail and cream-colored legs. My mom was hoping it would bring out his highlights. :wink: But the stuff is pretty expensive and I want to know if anyone else has done it before I go and buy it. Here's a picture of him if it helps:

http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1276108079

And his mane:
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/...g?t=1276108155

AfterParty 06-09-2010 02:32 PM

There would be no harm in using it ! I use it on my bay and it makes her look wonderful .

HorseDad 06-09-2010 02:40 PM

I heard all kinds of stories about whitening shampoos & didn't believe them. We had a show to go to & my daughter got me to buy this,
PETCO Whitening Shampoo for Dogs at PETCO

it was only $6.99 when we got it & I figured if it didn't whiten our boys sock & stripe/snip/star we could just use it as a body shampoo until it ran out.

it's amazing.

If quicksilver is better, I'd say get it & try it on his legs first to see how well it works.

It's definitely worth it to me.

Jessabel 06-09-2010 02:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HorseDad (Post 655792)
I heard all kinds of stories about whitening shampoos & didn't believe them. We had a show to go to & my daughter got me to buy this,
PETCO Whitening Shampoo for Dogs at PETCO

it was only $6.99 when we got it & I figured if it didn't whiten our boys sock & stripe/snip/star we could just use it as a body shampoo until it ran out.

it's amazing.

If quicksilver is better, I'd say get it & try it on his legs first to see how well it works.

It's definitely worth it to me.

Thanks, I think I'll try that dog shampoo. If nothing else, I can use it on our Collie. :-)

DressageIsToDance 06-10-2010 02:42 AM

You might think I am crazy, but QuicBlack or any 'darkening' shampoo also works to make light horses very bright and clean looking. Having a dark horse, I also use it on his socks to brighten them and they look wonderful afterwards - just don't leave it on too long or it turns them blue.

I have also heard laundry detergent works, however, I have not tried this and I would be very wary of skin irritation.


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