For all those with greys........

Sessle

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How do you get your horse/pony shiny bright white for shows?!

I always thinks I've managed then I spot some dirt!! Argh!

Any tips to brighter whiteness?!?!

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No - my boy always manages to hide a stain or create a new one from somewhere!!! I am sick of washing already and it's only May..... roll on winter when I can rug him up to the eyeballs!!
 

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I always seem to get compliments about how white my horse is. I just give her a bath with 3 buckets of warm water and purple shampoo the day before. The next morning she usually has a few stable stains so I use stain remover spray. Seems to work
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I wash Jack with bog standard washing up liquid, and then if any spots still look a little green when he's dried I brush in chalk powder
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He is very bitey and grumpy to be faffed with so it's all over in about 30mins
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Blue shampoo, warm water, chalk and cover any bits you can. Also as soon as a stain pops up during the week get rid of it then!!

Having said all this and having 1 white sparkly horse, the dapple grey has a permanent poo stain over one eye as she likes to use piles of poo as pillows.
 

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Ditto with mine - I reckon he does head stands in his poo as always has stains on top of his head but not on his neck!!

Bicarbonate of soda mixed in with the shampoo & warm water also helps get white bits white, esp tails.

Also found a fab organic lotion from barrier hygene which you massage in to stain, leave for a couple of mins and rinse off - brill for getting rid of those stains that seem to appear when you get them off the lorry
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For bad stable stains I always find if you put Vanish soap bar on the stain then wipe off with very hot water it seems to not leave a mark. Not sure how good it is for their skin but haven't had any reaction so far!
 

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I used to use tescos cheapest shampoo with warm water and a body brush. bandage legs, spider man thing and rug, plait tail and cover with tights = sparkling pony
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I use baby shampoo as it is really soft on their skin and I don't worry so much if I don't manage to rinse it all off (I do try!) I wash him the day before a show including tail (he is all white) then just do the stains he's gained overnight in the morning with hot water and baby shampoo again. Think white is a ridiculous colour for a horse, so impractical, but they look stunning when they are clean!!!
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soap flakes for body, neck and face, first wash of legs and mane and tail. Tescos value shampoo on legs mane and tail, then final rinse with equine blue
 
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