“It made my horse’s coat shine, and left him feeling soft and smelling lovely for a couple of days after bathing. The shampoo is quite thick, which makes it harder to spill, and it’s simple to apply. It lathered up well and rinsed off easily. I was disappointed that the paper label started rubbing off due to it getting wet.”
Hilton Herbs High Horse blue shampoo
Formulated to brighten the white hair in your horse’s coat, and for lifting the yellow out of the white tails and removing stable stains.
“The shampoo was quite thick, which makes it easy to handle and harder to spill. One application and a quick rinse left a particularly greasy part-native feeling completely clean. Buy if you want your horse to be clean and shiny.”
Vetrolin White ‘n brite shampoo
Optical brighteners bring out the brilliance in white and light-coloured coats. Its pH balanced and highly concentrated.
“Removed even stubborn stable stains when applied neat. Buy if you want a competition-clean, shiny finish. Its thick consistency meant I did lose quite a lot in the application and it’s quite expensive to use regularly, but did the job.”
Cowboy Magic Shine in Yellowout
Useful for grey or light-coloured horses, it removes stubborn marks that have built up over time and caused hair to discolour.
“This really worked on my very white horse. It was easy to apply and was one of the easiest to rinse off. Buy if you want your horse’s mane and tail to feel in great condition. My hands felt a little bit dry after use.”
Wahl Copper Tones shampoo
The colour enhances revitalise and refresh the natural red and brown pigmentation within the hair, leaving the coat bright, silky and shining.
“A little goes a long way and it really got the yellow out of my horse’s tail. Buy if you want an everyday shampoo for stable stains. Quite a thin consistency, so it’s better applied using a sponge than by hand.”
Grooms Choice Super Black shampoo
A concentrated shampoo containing coconut oil to produce a high-gloss sheen on the coat.
The excitement of buying a new horse is one like no other, but don’t be fooled by rose-tinted glasses. Before taking the plunge, make sure you’re fully prepared. Find out how in October Horse&Rider, in partnership with Petplan Equine.
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