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Cleaning white faces?

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My horse has quite a bit of white on her face. I sometimes spray it reeeeally lightly with the hose but it never gets it all out. what are good tips to making their faces really white for shows?
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My horse only has small facial markings, but I just use baby shampoo. This way if it gets in her eyes it won't sting. Then I turn the water on really low and she knows to drop her head so the water runs down her face and doesn't risk getting in her ears.
 

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I've never shown before, but I have had luck with a soft face curry and baby wipes. They can clean up those white markings really well.
 

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My beast is all white... yay lucky me.

I've found that currying while rinsing out the shampoo really cleans out the dirt. The best whiteners have a bluing agent, but they're not always the nicest to eyes.
 

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Self Rinse Plus. It is a self rinsing shampoo with a whiting agent. Spray some onto a cloth and rub the white spot in small circles. It will get very foamy. Then take a shammy and dry the face. Then redo it until it looks clean. Self rinse plus can be used everywhere. I use it on my chestnuts tail in the winter when I can't wash it. It is also great for touching up spots at shows!

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There is dog shampoo that you rub on then wipe off with a rag this works better than green out and miracle groom. Also for a brighter white you can use grooming chalk, baby powder or corn starch. Hope this helps.
 

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I used a soft curry and what ever shampoo im using. If your worried about soap in the eyes... you can put some baby oil in their eyes. It will make a film that wont hurt the horse, but wont let shampoo sting the eye.
 
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