Do you sometimes struggle to get your horse squeaky clean? Does the prospect of winter mud send shivers down your spine? Check out these great horsey shampoos to help keep your worries at bay
When choosing the best horse shampoo you need to know if your horse has sensitive skin or not. If your horse does have sensitive skin then you should look for a shampoo specifically formulated the lessen the likelihood of causing a reaction. Other things to take into consideration include the colour of your horse as some shampoos have different variations depending on colour and the size of the bottle because buying in bulk is cheaper, but it may then seem a lot to spend at one time just on soap, despite it saving money in the long-term.
This rich, concentrated formulation cleanses hair thoroughly yet gently, drenching the hair with a luxurious easy to rinse lather that removes the residual build-up of fly sprays, detanglers, environmental pollutants and hard water minerals. Available in a one litre bottle.
Buy now: Fiebing Salon Shampoo from £49.78 for 32oz
ShowSheen 2-In-1 shampoo and conditioner deep cleans and revitalizes the coat in one easy step. The pH-balanced formula is specially designed for a horse’s sensitive skin and the pro-vitamins help nourish the skin and strengthen hair.
Buy now: Absorbine Showsheen 2-in-1 from £7.40
This tangle-free shampoo de-greases, cleans and nourishes coats. The special formula ‘sheen effect’ makes the coat and horsehair soft, bright and shiny.
Buy now: Veredus Shampoo Sheen from £44 for 3L
This shampoo is formulated to revitalises white and light coats. Diamond White removes dirt, grease and stains from the coat while refreshing the natural white and light pigmentation within the hair, resulting in a vibrant, glossy coat. It contains extracts of cucumber, passion flower, lemon and lime.
Buy now: Diamond White Shampoo from £8.75
Pimp My Pony is perfectly pink, smells divine and it gives a deep conditioning clean for dirty ponies ensuring they shine bright day and night. To give your pony the wow factor, just add to water, massage into a lather on the horse and rinse.
Buy now: NAF Pimp my pony from £9.83
High Shine is suitable for all coat colours and can be used to remove dirt, while restoring the coat’s natural shine. A great choice for the showing season as it removes any build-up of coat preparations and is also good for use after clipping. It offers outstanding shine results for black and dark coats.
Buy now: Supreme Products High Shine from £9.99 for 500ml
Rich shampoo made with natural essential oils of lavender that helps to leave the horse with a shiny, clean coat that smells fresh too. Available in 500ml bottles.
Buy now: Equimins Lavender Shampoo from £7.99 for 500ml
This shampoo is available in a range of colours (chestnut, bay, black) to suit your horse. It’s ideal for enhancing and enriching the natural colour of your horse’s coat, leaving it looking at its very best for a winning appearance.
Buy now: Lincoln Hint of a Tint from £9.77 for 500ml
Wahl Dirty Beastie Shampoo is a concentrated formula, which contains no harmful detergents or cleansers and includes extracts of peach, pear, passion-flower and kiwi fruit to cleanse dirty, thick or matted coats. Available in 500ml bottle or 5 litre size.
Buy now: Wahl Dirty Beastie from £7.94 for 500ml
The complex formulation blends silk and wheat proteins with vitamins and conditioners, to help deliver exceptional levels of care and protection to the skin and hair, including the mane and tail.
Buy now: Animology Muck out Shampoo from £9
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