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christieharvey123

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White Tails!

 any quick and easy ways of getting brown muddy tails white again? i try my greys shampoo but it only gets the browness out, theres still a yellow tint to it!

thanks!  x

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dollymix

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dollymix says:

White Tails!

having recently bought my first grey, I am having this problem too.

 

I usually wash with a whitening shampoo...not once, but three times!! Then I used white chalk powder all the way through...see 'before and after pics' below!

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murphsmum

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murphsmum says:

Re: White Tails!

I was obsessive about my grey mare's thick white tail, but because it was so luxuriant it used to fall when she lifted it to wee and so it was a constant battle to keep it white. I found I had to wash it, ordinary dermoline shampoo, very frequently and sprayed it with a silicone based conditioner to repel the wee. I was lucky that her tail would put up with constant attention without breaking.

I now have the joy of a luxurious black tail, full of mud!

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LPequestrian

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LPequestrian says:

Re: White Tails!

 I find washing with fairy liquid the eaiest way! soak the tail then completely lather it in soap, rinse, do it again & then wash all the suds away in clean water spray with detanger brush out well then put some mane/tail conditioner on & you have one white tail! 

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Lottiepony

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Lottiepony says:

Re: White Tails!

I dont have a grey but a complete mud monster lol so about 4 years ago i invested in a tail bag, they are a god send for saving time etc I used to keep it on when i rode in the school as there's nothing worse than a muddy, sandy, wet tail! I got a few strange looks from other liveries but my horses tail is gorgeous!

http://www.tailgator.co.uk/tg/pages/tailbagorder.html

 

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christieharvey123

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Re: White Tails!

 hello everyone! thank you all for your replys! im hoping his tail will be easier to keep control of in the summer, he usually turns green in summer due to him rolling! hehe! i will try all of your ideas! i have a tip for anyone that has a grey tailed pony/horse aswell, if you use spray in conditioner its strengthens the tail/mane and can also keep some of the mud off due to not being as dry! 

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: White Tails!

 I always use hot water - get a bucket of warm/hot water swish the tail around in it, ditch the water and do it again before I start washing.  So two hot water rinses first before i start with the fairy liquid which I repeat 2x as well followed by canter mane and tail spray.  If I want is special white diamond white shampoo is good, leave it in for a while before you rinse it out.  But I think hot water is the key.

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: White Tails!

no point trying to wash a tail with cold water, its a bit like doing the dishes in cold water. I was looking at a tailgator to be honest as well. I've always used tea tree shampoo and then  a blue shampoo over the top. I use coconut oil in the tail afterwards, seems to help keep the dirty out of his tail.

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