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post #1 of 33 Old 06-16-2015, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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White horses, quick fixes before riding.

So no matter what, we all know that when you show up to the barn a white horse is going to have stains.

I curry and brush to my best abilities but the dirt that is still there kind of bugs me! is there anything i can do as a quick fix (aside from giving her a full bath) to help with these areas?

I've seen spot cleaner / whitener... (was looking into show sheen stain remover and whitener?) is that ok to spray, curry and brush without washing it out?

Does spraying regular show sheen help the dirt to not attach as much?

I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to grooming my own horse... i've done it a bunch but then went to a barn where they did everything for you... And I get the basics but this is a little bit beyond what my barn requires I do :)

I guess I essentially am interest in spot cleaning here and there in between baths.. I just don't want to spray her with anything that would irritate her if I didn't wash it out.

Re: any of my advice - Happy to give my two cents, but not an expert... just a girl who loves riding horses!
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post #2 of 33 Old 06-16-2015, 06:05 PM
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A damp towel can work in a pinch. Keep rubbing until no more dirt shows on the towel.
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post #3 of 33 Old 06-16-2015, 08:10 PM
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Cowboy Magic has become my best friend, removing spots form my white horse, before a show, without water, when she managed to get those stains, in spite of being double blanketed!
To answer-yes, show sheen will help keep dirt form sticking, and I will apply it to my horse, esp legs, but NOT, where the saddle goes!
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post #4 of 33 Old 06-16-2015, 08:23 PM
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following! Having white horses is the struggle!
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post #5 of 33 Old 06-16-2015, 08:33 PM
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I've had good luck with Lucky Braids Whitener, but it does need to dry all the way and get brushed out before the spot is really gone. It's definitely not a quick spritz-and-go, but is the most effective waterless product I've come across so far.

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post #6 of 33 Old 06-16-2015, 09:19 PM
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Cowbody Magic spot remover, works for my white horse. Just spray and wipe.
You can see her on the thread, 'trimming to live sole'

Cowboy Magic Grooming Products Cowboy Magic® Greenspot® remover
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post #7 of 33 Old 06-16-2015, 10:07 PM
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Honestly at the end of the day learn to live with it is my advice.

A spotless horse is great but don't drive both of you crazy!
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post #8 of 33 Old 06-16-2015, 11:24 PM
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I have seen people touching up the dirty spots with baby powder lol
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post #9 of 33 Old 06-17-2015, 12:54 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it too much unless you're going to a show or clinic. In that case I'd basically plan on bathing a white horse before the event, lol. Otherwise, everyone knows about the plight facing white horses and any decent horse person won't judge you if your horse has some stains even after you brush him.

(Reason #1 of a bunch why I don't want a gray!)
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post #10 of 33 Old 06-17-2015, 02:45 AM
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I'm subbing ^.^ I have a show in July and I also have a blue roan tobiano gone white to keep clean...

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