Whether you own a grey horse, or a horse with white markings, keeping his white bits white can be a full-time job. Using a shampoo designed for greys can help banish grass stains and other grubby marks quickly and effectively.
A team of grey horse owners put a selection of grey shampoos to the test. Here’s their reviews of their favourite five.
NAF Show Off
This shampoo offers a deep clean so your horse will shine. It’s suitable for all coat colours not just greys and the results are dazzling. As you use it, you can see the dirt lifting out and with very little effort. Very little shampoo was needed to tackle even stubborn stains. Once dry your horse’s coat will feel clean soft, and his white bits will shine.
Price £7.99 for 500ml*
To find your nearest stockist visit www.naf-equine.eu/uk
Hawkins Organic Blanc Canvas
This whitening shampoo gently removes dirt and stains, leaving your horse’s coat clean and white. It’s made from all natural ingredients and is extremely effective at removing stains. A little extra shampoo was needed to removed some stubborn stains, but it rinsed out quickly and easily. It’s pH balanced and contains only natural ingredients with no nasty chemicals making it perfect for sensitive skin.
Price £9.95 for 500ml*
Order online at www.hawkinsorganic.com
You and Your Horse White Pearl
A clear shampoo that’s easy to use and lifted light stains quickly and easily. Older stains on the wither and hock needed some additional shampoo to shift them. This shampoo took very little rinsing and once dry the horse’s coat felt soft and looked really clean. A little goes a long way with this shampoo, so don’t be put off by the price.
Price £17 for 1 litre*
Order online at www.eqclusive.com
This shampoo needs diluting in warm water before getting to work on your horse’s coat. the shampoo feels quite oily, but mixed well with the water to produce an easy to apply solution. You can see the dirt lifting from your horse’s coat as you massage it in – very little effort was needed to get food results. Once dry your horse’s coat will look super white and feel soft. It may look like this shampoo is expensive, but if you follow the manufacturer’s instructions it works out that one tub will make nearly 24 buckets at a cost of £1.40 per wash.
Price £17 for 475ml*
To find your nearest stockist visit www.zebraproducts.co.uk/stockists.html
Groom Away Ultra-White shampoo
A little goes a long way with this shampoo, although you may find you need a bit more shampoo to get rid of old, or stubborn stains. It doesn’t produce a huge amount of lather, but you can see the dirt coming to the surface as you work the shampoo into the coat. It rinses out easily leaving the coat soft to touch and clean.
Price £5.99 for 400ml*
For more information visit www.flyawayltd.uk
*prices correct at the time of publishing