The best stain removers and dry shampoos for horses will help you keep your horse sparkling clean all year round – even when it’s too cold to bath with traditional horse shampoo! They work in a similar way to dry shampoo you might put in your own hair.
Dry shampoos and stain removers are really handy on show days for last-minute touch ups, too, especially when it’s too late to whip out one of the best whitening shampoos. Some of the best dry shampoos for horses are formulated to have the same effect as giving your horse a bath, while others are ideal for targeting small but stubborn stains – all you need to do is apply the product, work it in and wait for the stain to lift.
Best stain removers and dry shampoos for horses
Carr & Day & Martin Stain Master Green Spot Remover
H&H Rating: 8/10
This product from Carr & Day & Martin removes dirt and manure stains with no need to rinse. It’s ideal for last-minute touch ups and can be used as a dry shampoo when it’s too cold to bath.
When testing this stain remover, we found Stain Master to be effective when applied liberally. Read H&H’s review of the Carr & Day & Martin Stain Master.
NAF Muck Off
H&H Rating: 8/10
This foamy formula from NAF lifts stubborn stains even when you’re in a hurry to leave your horse spotless.
When testing this product, we found it was easy to use and effective, but needs time to work. Read H&H’s independent review of NAF Muck Off.
Nettex Stain Remover
H&H Rating: 8/10
Described as ideal to use on greys and other light-coloured horses, this Nettex spray seals the hair to prevent a build-up of stains reoccurring.
When testing this product, we found it was particularly effective on grass stains, so is a great option if your horse lives out. Read H&H’s independent review of Nettex Stain Remover.
Supreme Products Stain Remover Spray
This spray-on stain remover helps to dissolve any last minute or overnight stains. Spray on to the stain, allow the product to sink in for a few minutes then sponge off with warm soapy water.
Smart Grooming Polar White Stain Remover
Sizes: 500ml, 1l, 5l
This stain remover has been designed to lift stable and grass stains as well as to remove stubborn discolouration on feathers, socks and tails.
In the UK? View now at amazon.co.uk
Lincoln Total Groom
This dry shampoo removes and repels dirt and stains, and conditions the coat to leave it looking shiny. It also contains moisturising and detangling agents.
Leovet Shiny White Stain Eraser Spray
H&H Rating: 7/10
This natural spray from Leovet helps erase stains and enhance grey coats by loosening the stain and making it easy to lift.
When testing this stain remover, we found it worked best on the lighter stains. Read H&H’s review of Leovet Shiny White Stain Eraser.
Absorbine Miracle Groom
Described as a ‘bath in a bottle’, this all-in-one formula from Absorbine cleans, conditions, deodorises, detangles, and shines – no rinsing or extra water needed. The sprayer head allows targeted application and even sprays upside down.
Barrier Grass and Stable Stain Remover
This spray-on, no-rinse shampoo is gentle to the skin but has the power to break down and remove mud, dirt, urine, manure, dried on sweat and grass stains. It’s made with concentrated avocado oil and is high in vitamins A, D and E to deep condition the hair and skin.
Cowboy Magic Green Spot Remover
Sizes: 454ml, 909ml
RRP: £12 for 454ml
Described as a shower in a bottle, this concentrated and natural product from Cowboy Magic is formulated to remove manure, sweat and urine spots instantly. It works instantly and is a deep conditioner.
Fouganza Waterless Stain Remover Spray
This simple spray is effective on urine and manure stains. It’s formulated to be pH neutral and non-irritant.
In the UK? View now at decathlon.co.uk
HyShine Magic Vanish Stain Remover
A fast-acting stain remover that lifts stain easily with its powerful formula.
Shapley’s Easy Out No Rinse Shampoo
This Shapley’s shampoo removes stains, dust and dirt, while adding shine, without the need for any water. Contains optical brighteners and is perfect for dark coloured horses who attract fine dust and dirt.
Shires Ezi-Groom Stain Remover
This no-rinse, quick-drying formula from Shires removes stains quickly and with ease. It contains added tea tree oil for its antibacterial properties.
EquiXtreme Stain Removing Coat Whitener
Sizes: 300ml, 1l
RRP: £19.49 for 300ml
This powerful violet formula from EquiXtreme removes stable stains with an easy-to-use spray.
In the UK? View at amazon.co.uk
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