Different horse shampoosThere are many different horse shampoos. If you wash or shower your horse regularly, it is best to use a mild shampoo that doesn't affect the skin too much. These shampoos are also very suitable for horses with sensitive skin or horses who suffer from summer eczema. If your horse has a light colour and likes to get itself dirty, consider cleansing it with Leovet Milton Shampoo or Cowboy Magic Yellowout. There are also shampoos designed for horses with a darker colour. These shampoos enhance and bring out a deeper hue. If you haven’t got the time to give your horse a good rinse, then opt for a dry shampoo. Simply apply the shampoo to the coat and rub it in. No rinsing needed.
Important to bear in mind when washing your horseYou can help your horse get used to water by washing the legs first and then working your way up. Many horses don't like to be sprinkled on their head, so it’s best to clean horse heads with a wet sponge. Remember to use lukewarm water when you cleanse your horse, as it will find ice-cold water unpleasant.
When you wash your horse, it is best to do so with a sponge or special shampoo brush and make sure you don’t lather up your horse too much. You may have to soap the tail and mane several times, as these areas tend to collect quite a lot of stubborn dirt. Do rinse out all of the shampoo properly to avoid skin irritation. Finish with a sweat scraper that will remove the water from your horse's coat. Cover your horse with a fleece rug when you wash it during winter, to prevent your horse from cooling down too much.