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post #1 of 14 Old 09-23-2019, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Question What is your favorite Horse Shampoo and Why?

I am wondering if A DIY or Home-made is better than buying commercial shampoo. What are your thoughts?

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-23-2019, 12:28 PM
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My favorite is Orvus paste shampoo. It works better than just about anything else I've tried. I also like Vetrolin shampoos, White N Brite especially. I wouldn't re-invent the wheel, there are excellent shampoos out there, not expensive and very effective.

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My favorite is Orvus paste shampoo. It works better than just about anything else I've tried. I also like Vetrolin shampoos, White N Brite especially. I wouldn't re-invent the wheel, there are excellent shampoos out there, not expensive and very effective.
Thanks Dreamcatcher! I really appreciate having that on my list to search for. Is Orvus a brand name?
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I like San Juan Ranch's UltraCruz® Equine Foaming Horse Shampoo and Conditioner. I like how the coat feels after the shampoo (even without the conditioner) and how conditioner leaves the mane & tail after shampooing.

I also the Vetrolin products - the White N Brite really makes the white pop out! We've used that and the Ultra Cruz Bright White Shampoo on my filly:
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Quote from OP: Thanks Dreamcatcher! I really appreciate having that on my list to search for. Is Orvus a brand name?[/quote]

Yes, look for it in the big white jug. Red label, white lettering. During the summer when it's hot, it melts and becomes a liquid and in winter it solidifies. Word to the wise, in winter dissolve it in some warm water and sponge it on, it can be tough to rinse clean when you rub the paste all over the horse. You end up using way too much and it can take a while to rinse off if you don't have hot water.
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Wow seems vetrolin shampoo has two votes so far! I appreciate your sharing your experiences with me. It makes me wonder now if I can use it with my hair too like that of mane n' tail.. haha..
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Yes, look for it in the big white jug. Red label, white lettering. During the summer when it's hot, it melts and becomes a liquid and in winter it solidifies. Word to the wise, in winter dissolve it in some warm water and sponge it on, it can be tough to rinse clean when you rub the paste all over the horse. You end up using way too much and it can take a while to rinse off if you don't have hot water.
Thanks for the advice! I have that noted.
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Another vote for Orvus or Vetrolin.

I used to have Orvus around for washing our steers for FFA and just always used it for my horses. A tub lasts a long time.
You can find it in most farm supply stores where they sells how animal supplies.
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Orvus and Absorbine Superpoo, Vetrolin is not really sold here. Orvus is the best though, works great, is very economical and the tub lasts forever
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post #10 of 14 Old 09-27-2019, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Seems Orvus is everywhere, Is this the right label?
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