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12 waterless shampoos and stain removers that will leave your horse gleaming


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  • 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 (listed alphabetically)…

    Absorbine Miracle Groom

    Absorbine Miracle Groom

    Sizes: 946ml | RRP: £17.64

    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. 

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

    Carr Day Martin Stain Master

    Carr & Day & Martin Stain Master Green Spot Remover

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £11.70

    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. This Carr & Day & Martin stain remover was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 8/10read the full review.

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

    Cowboy Magic Green Spot remover

    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.

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

    EquiXtreme stain removing coat whitener

    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, viovet.co.uk or equus.co.uk

    Fouganza best stain removers for horses

    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.

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

    HyShine Magic Vanish best stain removers for horses

    HyShine Magic Vanish stain remover

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £9

    A fast-acting stain remover that lifts stain easily with its powerful formula.

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

    Leovet Shiny White best stain removers for horses

    Leovet Shiny White stain eraser spray

    Sizes: 550ml | RRP: £13.20

    This natural spray from Leovet 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 7/10read the full review.

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

    Mastacare Show White powder

    Mastacare Show White powder

    Sizes: 500g | RRP: £10.79

    While this Mastacare 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 10/10read the full review.

    NAF Muck Off best stain removers for horses

    NAF Muck Off

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £8.99

    This foamy formula from NAF 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 8/10read the full review.

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

    Nettex Stain Remover best stain removers for horses

    Nettex stain remover

    Sizes: 200ml, 500ml | RRP: £12.40 for 500ml

    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. This Nettex stain remover was reviewed as part of our independent testing scheme and scored 8/10read the full review.

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

    Shapley’s Easy Out no rinse shampoo

    Shapley’s Easy Out no rinse shampoo

    Sizes: 236ml, 946ml | RRP: £65.14 for 236ml

    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.

    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

    Shires Ezi-Groom best stain removers for horses

    Shires Ezi-Groom stain remover

    Sizes: 500ml | RRP: £9.99

    This no-rinse, quick-drying formula from Shires removes stains quickly and with ease. It contains added tea tree oil for its antibacterial properties.

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


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