The best stain removers and no-rinse shampoos will help you keep your horse sparkling clean all year round – even when it’s too cold to bath with traditional shampoo! Waterless shampoos and stain removers are really handy on show days for last-minute touch ups, too. Some are formulated to give 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.
Here’s a selection of the best stain removers for horses…
Absorbine Miracle Groom
Sizes: 946ml | RRP: £17.64
Described as a ‘bath in a bottle’, this all-in-one formula cleans, conditions, deodorises, detangles, and shines – no rinsing or extra water needed. The sprayer head allows targeted application and even sprays upside down.
More info at www.absorbine.co.uk/items/showsheen-miracle-groom-2
In the UK? View at viovet.co.uk
In the US? View at chewy.com
Carr & Day & Martin Stain Master Green Spot Remover
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £11.70
This 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. This Carr & Day & Martin stain remover was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 8/10 – read the full review.
Cowboy Magic Green Spot Remover
Sizes: 454ml, 909ml | RRP: £12 for 454ml
Described as a shower in a bottle, this concentrated and natural product is formulated to remove manure, sweat and urine spots instantly. It works instantly and is a deep conditioner.
EquiXtreme stain removing coat whitener
Sizes: 300ml, 1l | RRP: £19.49 for 300ml
This powerful violet formula removes stable stains with an easy-to-use spray.
Fouganza waterless stain remover spray
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £6.99
This simple spray is effective on urine and manure stains. It’s formulated to be pH neutral and non-irritant.
View at decathlon.co.uk
HyShine Magic Vanish stain remover
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £9
A fast-acting stain remover that lifts stain easily with its powerful formula.
View at viovet.co.uk
Leovet Shiny White stain eraser spray
Sizes: 550ml | RRP: £13.20
This natural spray helps erase stains and enhance grey coats by loosening the stain and making it easy to lift. This Leovet stain remover was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 7/10 – read the full review.
Mastacare Show White powder
Sizes: 500g | RRP: £10.79
While this product is different in that it covers stains rather than removes them, it certainly achieves the same look. This non-allergic whitening powder can be used on the body, legs and feathers helping to cover any stains or discolouration. It can be easily washed off with warm water but will not come off in the rain. This Mastacare product was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 10/10 – read the full review.
NAF Muck Off
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £8.99
This foamy formula lifts stubborn stains even when you’re in a hurry to leave your horse spotless. This NAF stain remover was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 8/10 – read the full review.
Nettex stain remover
Sizes: 200ml, 500ml | RRP: £12.40 for 500ml
Described as ideal to use on greys and other light-coloured horses, this spray seals the hair to prevent a build-up of stains reoccurring. This Nettex stain remover was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 8/10 – read the full review.
Shapley’s Easy Out no rinse shampoo
Sizes: 236ml, 946ml | RRP: £65.14 for 236ml
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
Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £9.99
This no-rinse, quick-drying formula removes stains quickly and with ease. It contains added tea tree oil for its antibacterial properties.
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