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24 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 whitening and brightening shampoos, specific stain-removing options, gentle formulas and shampoos with all-natural ingredients – 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.

    Here is a round up of the best horse shampoos on the market (listed alphabetically)…

    Absorbine ShowSheen 2-in-1 horse shampoo and conditioner

    Absorbine ShowSheen 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner

    Sizes: 591ml | RRP: £11.49

    This gentle formula from Absorbine 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 stain-removing horse shampoo

    Carr & Day & Martin Gallop stain-removing shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £8.10

    This concentrated, purple formula from Carr & Day & Martin has powerful stain removing properties to enable you to remove the most stubborn and ingrained grass and stable stains. Ideal for light coloured horses and problem areas such as knees and hocks. 

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

    Cavalor Equiwash horse shampoo

    Cavalor Equiwash

    Sizes: 500ml, 2l | RRP: £16 for 500ml

    This highly concentrated, mild, pH-neutral shampoo from Cavalor is infused with vitamin B5 and glycerine to revitalise and hydrate. Bottle lasts approximately 25 washes. 

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

    Cowboy Magic Shine In Yellowout horse shampoo

    Cowboy Magic Shine In Yellowout

    Sizes: 16oz, 32oz | 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 or amazon.co.uk 
    In the US? View now at chewy.com

    Equiform Nutrition Equifoam horse shampoo

    Equiform Nutrition Equifoam

    Sizes: 1.5kg | RRP: £25.20

    A refreshing shampoo from Equiform Nutrition with a unique foaming formulation. The mild cleansing action of natural coconut extracts gently removes dirt, sweat and grease.

    Equine America whitening horse shampoo

    Equine America whitening shampoo

    Sizes: 1l | RRP: £11.55

    This shampoo contains charcoal violet, argan oil and coconut cleansers that naturally whiten and brighten the coat.  

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

    Fouganza Stain Remover horse shampoo

    Fouganza Stain Remover shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml | 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

    HorseHealth Brite Whites horse shampoo

    HorseHealth Brite Whites shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml, 1l, 4l | RRP: £11.50 for 500ml

    This shampoo from HorseHealth can be used neat on stains or diluted as normal shampoo. It’s ideal for greys, coloureds and those dirty white socks.

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

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

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

    Sizes: 500ml, 5l | RRP: £9.50 for 500ml

    This two-in-one shampoo and conditioner from Hy includes vitamin B5 to help internally strengthen the hair and repair damage.

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

    Leovet 5-Star Biotin body wash

    Leovet 5-Star Biotin body wash

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £10.75

    This silicone-free body wash from Leovet strengthens the hair structure and roots. It’s described as having a fast-cleaning effect that leaves skin healthy and hair shiny.

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

    NAF Show Off horse shampoo

    NAF Show Off

    Sizes: 500ml, 2l | RRP: £8.99 for 500ml

    This NAF shampoo is described as providing a deeper clean for a brighter shine, while smelling wonderful. This NAF shampoo scored 8/10 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, naylors.com or sportsdirect.com
    In the US? View now at us.sportsdirect.com

    Nettex Everyday conditioning horse shampoo 

    Nettex Everyday conditioning shampoo

    Sizes: 1l | RRP: £10.59 

    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 or equus.co.uk

    Science Supplements Lavender horse shampoo

    Science Supplements Lavender shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £9.99 for 500ml

    This natural and mild wash from Science Supplements can be used as a hot cloth wash, a cold water bath or as a concentrated wash for areas requiring specific attention.

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

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    See Change Original horse shampoo

    Sizes: 230g | RRP: £15.99

    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

    Shapley’s Medi-Care medicated horse shampoo

    Shapley’s Medi-Care medicated shampoo

    Sizes: 8oz, 32oz, 1gal | RRP: £9.24 for 8oz

    Gentle enough for daily use to help maintain healthy skin, the blend of tea tree and lemongrass oils in this Shapley’s formula creates a natural antibacterial, antifungal shampoo. 

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

    Shires Ezi-Groom neem shampoo 

    Shires Ezi-Groom neem shampoo

    Sizes: 450ml | RRP: £6.99

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

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

    Straight Arrow The Original Mane ’N Tail shampoo 

    Straight Arrow The Original Mane ’N Tail shampoo

    Sizes: 32oz, 1gal | 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 Stain Remover shampoo

    Supreme Products Stain Remover shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml, 1l, 5l | RRP: £10.85 for 500ml

    This shampoo from Supreme Products can be used to tackle old, established stains, or with regular use it can help with the removal of yellow tail stains. Safe to use on all coat colours and will help improve brightness and shine.

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

    Topline Naturals nourishing horse shampoo

    Topline Naturals nourishing shampoo

    Sizes: 100ml, 500ml or 2.5l | RRP: £12.95 for 500ml

    This handmade vegan and cruelty-free shampoo from Topline Naturals is made from 75% organic ingredients, including tea tree and mandarin for cleansing, and mango butter for nourishment and moisturisation. 

    Turfmasters Pro Whitening horse shampoo  

    Turfmasters Pro Whitening shampoo  

    Sizes: 500ml, 1.5l | RRP: £12.65 for 500ml

    Specially formulated to enhance white and light coloured coats, this tropical-scented shampoo from Turfmasters also contains a deep cleansing silk protein conditioner.

    Veredus Blue Snow horse shampoo 

    Veredus Blue Snow shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £21 for 500ml

    This product has been specifically designed for grey and white coats. It removes dirt and stable stains while helping to restore your horse’s natural colour to his coat.

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

    Vital Equine Brite ‘N’ White horse shampoo

    Vital Equine Brite ‘N’ White

    Sizes: 500g | RRP: £9

    This formula from Vital Equine provides results for greys, coloureds or horses with white markings.

    Wahl Dirty Beastie horse shampoo

    Wahl Dirty Beastie shampoo

    Sizes: 500ml, 5l | 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 whitening horse shampoo

    WildWash Equine whitening shampoo

    Sizes: 300ml, 5l | RRP: £14.95 for 300ml

    This whitening shampoo from WildWash uses a blue pigment derived from the chamomile flower combined with lavender and ylang ylang. It’s the only natural blue shampoo for horses and it can remove stains from the coat, mane and tail, leaving them white. A 300ml bottle gives at least 10 washes.

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


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