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22 shampoos that will get your horse sparkling – because he’s worth it!


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  • Keeping our horses looking – and feeling – their best is important to every horse owner, and using one of the best horse shampoos is a great place to start. Whether your horse is grey or bay, unusually attracted to mud or has sensitive skin, there is a shampoo out there for him. You’ll find brightening and whitening shampoos, specific stain-removing options, gentle formulas, shampoos with all-natural ingredients and medicated shampoos – there is a lot to choose from. Waterless shampoos and stain removers are another option – and are particularly handy for spot stains or when it’s too cold to bath.

    Best horse shampoos

    Absorbine ShowSheen 2-in-1 horse shampoo and conditioner

    Absorbine ShowSheen 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner

    Sizes: 591ml | Washes per bottle: 12–15 | RRP: £11.49 |

    This gentle formula deep cleans and conditions hair in one easy step. It contains pro vitamins to help nourish the skin and strengthen hair without the use of harsh chemicals. It has a targeted application cap and safety lid to prevent any spillages.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or equus.co.uk
    In the US? View now at chewy.com

    Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Conditioning Shampoo

    Carr & Day & Martin Gallop Conditioning Shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml, 1l, 5l | Washes per bottle: 5–10 | RRP: £7.10 for 500ml |

    This shampoo removes dirt, grease and dust from your horse’s coat while adding condition. It’s suitable for regular use and has a low-foaming formula so it is quick and easy to rinse.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk, sportsdirect.com or gooutdoors.co.uk
    In the US? View now at us.sportsdirect.com

    NAF Teatree and Mint Shampoo

    NAF Teatree and Mint Shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml | Washes per bottle: 25 | RRP: £9.45 |

    This shampoo has been formulated with teatree for its antibacterial properties, so it can soothe the skin as it cleans.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, naylors.com or sportsdirect.com
    In the US? View now at us.sportsdirect.com

    Hy Equestrian Magic Sparkle 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner

    Hy Equestrian Magic Sparkle 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner

    Sizes: 500ml, 5l | Washes per bottle: 25 | RRP: £9.50 for 500ml |

    This two-in-one shampoo and conditioner includes vitamin B5 to help internally strengthen the hair and repair damage, and wheat germ extracts for a smooth finish.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, rideawaystore.com or equus.co.uk

    Science Supplements Moisturising Shampoo

    Science Supplements Moisturising Shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml | Washes per bottle: 20 | RRP: £11.99 |

    This shampoo hydrates and strengthens sensitive skin and dry, damaged hair. It is rich in keratin, wheat protein and D-panthenol, which keep the coat, mane and tail glossy and smooth. It can be used as a warm water wash, hot towel wash for a deep clean, cold water wash providing a refreshing cleanse or a concentrated wash for areas requiring specific attention.

    In the UK? View now at viovet.co.uk

    Straight Arrow The Original Mane ’N Tail shampoo

    Straight Arrow The Original Mane ’N Tail shampoo

    Sizes: 32oz, 1gal | Washes per bottle: Not available | RRP: £12.58 for 32oz |

    A great option for sharing – this Straight Arrow shampoo is popular for human hair, too, as it helps to achieve and maintain fuller, stronger, longer and healthier-looking hair.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk or viovet.co.uk
    In the US? View now at chewy.com

    Supreme Products Conditioning Shampoo

    Supreme Products Conditioning Shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml | Washes per bottle: Not available | RRP: £10.10 for 500ml |

    This shampoo can be used on all colours and types of coat, leaving it shiny and in good condition.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or equus.co.uk

    Wahl Dirty Beastie horse shampoo

    Wahl Dirty Beastie shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml, 5l | Washes per bottle: Not available | RRP: £7.99 for 500ml |

    This concentrated, easy-rinse, vegan shampoo from Wahl is designed for use on dirty, thick or matted coats, leaving them clean, conditioned and manageable.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com
    In the US? View now at amazon.com

    WildWash Equine Ultra Shine shampoo

    WildWash Equine Ultra Shine shampoo

    Sizes: 300ml, 1l, 5l | Washes per bottle: 10 | RRP: £14.95 for 300ml |

    This shampoo uses the combined natural powers of star flower, myrrh and rosemary to soothe and condition the skin and coat, intensify the natural coat colour and leave a shine. It’s ideal for chestnut, bay and black coats.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or equus.co.uk

    SEE CHANGE NOW THE ORIGINAL HORSE SHAMPOO gifts

    See Change Original horse shampoo

    Sizes: 230g | Washes per bar: Not available | RRP: £16.99 |

    This super-mild solid shampoo from See Change is enriched with argan oil and scented with pure lemon grass and tea tree oils. It comes in bar form, is 100% biodegradable and vegan.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk or equus.co.uk

    Cowboy Magic Shine In Yellowout horse shampoo

    Cowboy Magic Shine In Yellowout

    Sizes: 16oz, 32oz | Washes per bottle: Not available | RRP: £12 for 16oz |

    This stain-removing shampoo neutralises yellow stains and brightens hair of all colours. It doesn’t contain any bleaches or peroxides but instead uses optical brighteners.

    In the UK? View now at viovet.co.uk, amazon.co.uk or naylors.com
    In the US? View now at chewy.com

    Equine America Natural Shampoo

    Equine America Natural Shampoo

    Sizes: 5l | Washes per bottle: 166 | RRP: £22.50 |

    This gentle blend of cruelty free, paraben-free and sulphate-free ingredients is described as great at removing tough stains.

    In the UK? View now at equine-america.co.uk

    Fouganza Stain Remover horse shampoo

    Fouganza Stain Remover shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml | Washes per bottle: 5–10 | RRP: £4.99 |

    This pH neutral shampoo is rapidly dissolves dirt, lightens stains from urine, manure, and mud.

    In the UK? View now at decathlon.co.uk

    Leovet Silkcare Shampoo

    Leovet Silkcare Shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml | Washes per bottle: 12–14 | RRP: £11.79 |

    This shampoo contains silk proteins that bind with the skin and hair to support the natural structure and repel dirt and dust, while herbal substances and vitamins leave the coat looking shiny.

    In the UK? View now at viovet.co.uk or rideawaystore.com

    Smart Grooming Lavender Shampoo

    Smart Grooming Lavender Shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml, 5l | Washes per bottle: 50 from 500ml | RRP: £11.95 for 500ml |

    This deep-cleansing shampoo contains added lavender oil, which help to gently soothe, moisturise and condition all skin types, while removing dirt and grease, leaving the coat looking healthy and shiny.

    In the UK? View now at rideawaystore.com or equus.co.uk

    Shires Ezi-Groom neem shampoo

    Shires Ezi-Groom neem shampoo

    Sizes: 450ml | Washes per bottle: Not available | RRP: £6.99 |

    This shampoo from Shires contains neem oil and added coconut oil.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk or naylors.com

    Nettex Everyday conditioning horse shampoo

    Nettex Everyday conditioning shampoo

    Sizes: 1l | Washes per bottle: Not available | RRP: £10.99 | Review: 7/10 |

    This low-foam, easy-rinse conditioning shampoo from Nettex leaves a shine without stripping the coat of its natural oils. It’s gentle and mild for daily use.

    This Nettex shampoo scored 7/10 as part of our independent testing scheme – read the full review.

    In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk, viovet.co.uk, equus.co.uk or rideawaystore.com

    Cavalor Equiwash horse shampoo

    Cavalor Equiwash

    Sizes: 500ml, 2l | Washes per bottle: 15–20 from 500ml | RRP: £17 for 500ml | Review: 6/10 |

    This highly concentrated, mild, pH-neutral shampoo is infused with vitamin B5 and glycerine to revitalise and hydrate.

    In the UK? View now at viovet.co.uk or elandlodge.com
    In the US? View now at chewy.com

    Honest Horse Super Cleanse Soap Bar

    Honest Horse Super Cleanse Soap Bar

    Sizes: 230g | Washes per bar: 10–15 | RRP: £13.95 |

    Made with 100% natural ingredients, this cruelty-free, palm-oil free, vegan shampoo bar contains coconut oil for a thorough clean, lavender oil for its antibacterial properties, rosemary to ease the skin and peppermint to ease muscles. It has 100% biodegradable packaging and is suitable for all skin types.

    Hawkins Organic Best In Show

    Hawkins Organic Best In Show Shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml, 1l, 2.5l 5l | Washes per bottle: 10 from 500ml | RRP:£11.50 for 500ml |

    This shampoo contains organic peppermint essential oils that are known for their antibacterial and cleansing properties. It is PH balanced, mild enough for regular use and made in Suffolk with organic essential oils and no harsh chemicals.

    Showmaster Nature Care Shampoo

    Showmaster Nature Care Shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml | Washes per bottle: Not available | RRP: £8.99 |
    This plant-based shampoo is adjusted to the natural pH value of the horse. The bottle is made of recycled PET and the label is environmentally friendly.

    Nathalie Digby Shampoo

    Nathalie Digby Shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml, 5l | Washes per bottle: 10–20 from 500ml | RRP: £13.25 for 500ml |

    This environmentally friendly unscented shampoo contains organic coconut oil, collagen and mild soaps that leave the coat clean, soft, and shiny.


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