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My new palomino Leo has a gorgeous coat, and would be even more handsome for the show ring with a lighter mane and tail to match. I’ve been told to bleach his luscious locks, but that sounds extremely harsh and like it may not give me the results I’m looking for. Any ideas, recommended products, or advice is welcome!! And yes he is pretty as can be already, but I know that he will catch more eyes (especially those of the fickle judges in our area) with a white mane and tail.
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“If the core is dark in color it is likely he has nd1 and or sooty in his genes.”
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It is! That would make sense. And I’m not gonna do anything that will damage his hair to the point of no return. If it’s that color, then it’s that color. But I still want to pull all of that staining out. He was neglected in the bath department at his last home.
 

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Personally, I think he’s quite handsome as is. If you wanted, you could play off the colour with the right combo of saddle blanket and show duds - that might be more unique and eye catching.
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He is quite the looker! Unfortunately in the hunter realm, it’s very uniform. So no crazy fun colors. :(
 

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Professional Cholesterol Cream Conditioner (from Sally's)
and Roux Fanci Full White Minx or Ultra White Minx (to cover any yellow)
I’ve never heard of these two products before, and I am definitely going to give them a try! I’m big on braiding the mane and then placing the braids in protective bags, but I get worried about horses not being able to kill the flies with their tails (and we have a horrible yellow fly problem down here in the southeast). So I’d have to skip on the tail bag!
 

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I use the Vetroline White N Bright. Key is to let it SOAK.

I've never tried it personally, but the Silver Fire tail whitening is supposed to be really good too.
Oh yes, as an owner and lover of gray paints, I am very well versed in the use of Vetrolin’s White N Bright. The only thing is that it doesn’t always tackle that deep set yellow staining.
Do you use it in full concentration when you do the tail?
 
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