Keep Your White Horse Pristine
Do you have a show or an event coming up? We know that it is very difficult to keep white horses looking perfect, so we have devised a few tips and tricks to help with this issue.
While you may not be able to stop horses from rolling in the field or caking themselves in mud, you can try to prevent staining and keep the coat in a presentable state after the incident has occurred.
- Keep light sheets on in pasture and stalls if need be to protect most of the coat, particularly if the horse likes to roll.
- Thoroughly curry and brush all marks and stains daily so that they will not set in.
- If there is still some discolouration, use Groomers Quick Wash and a sponge to lift help lift it out of the coat.
- Baking soda mixed with water to make a paste can also help lift stains. Be sure to rinse thoroughly, or the left-over product may irritate the skin.
- Bathe the horse with Groomers Blue Pearl Enhancer Equine Shampoo. This product is designed to whiten and remove tough stains from the coat. It also contains 1% Evening Primrose Oil, which aids dry, sensitive skin while also conditioning the coat to produce a smooth, shiny finish.
- Use Groomers Crystal Gleam Spray as a barrier so that mud is more easily washed off when the horse is bathed. Remember that if you are riding, you will not want the saddle to slip, so be careful where you aim.
- For a quick fix on show day, use Hatchwell’s White Chalk Block to hide marks.