How to Get a White Horse CLEAN!
Get your horse sparkling white!
First, use a curry comb or mudscraper to remove any loose dirt or mud. Brush off excess dust, dirt, and hair with a stiff grooming brush.
Comb tangles out of mane and tail.
Fill bucket with warm water and a whitening shampoo, such as Quic Silver, Orvus, Cowboy Magic, Wonderpoo, etc, or bluing lotion.
Using a hose or sponge, thoroughly wet horse's mane, tail, and coat with clean warm water. Spot treat any mud or manure stains with concentrated shampoo and let shampoo sit. Put small palmful of shampoo directly onto mane and tail and work in to the roots.
Use sponge to apply shampoo and soapy water to the rest of horse's coat. Faces can be the most difficult, so you may want to use a small amount of warm soapy water, rather than concentrated shampoo, so you will not have to rinse as much.
Once horse has been thoroughly shampooed, use a hose or sponge and a fresh bucket of warm water to rinse all shampoo out. Rub hand in circular motion over coat to check that shampoo is completely rinsed off. You can also dunk horse's tail in a bucket of fresh water to help remove shampoo.
Use towels to dry horse off and cover with a cooler or scrim sheet until horse is completely dry. Keep horse covered until time of event.
Any last minute spot cleaning can be acheived by using a small amount of shampoo and water, or by powdering with corn starch or using a whitening spray.
** In cold weather, do not completely soak horse with water. Instead, soak towels in hot water and rub horse down to remove loose dirt.