Cavalor Equi wash: ‘more of a wash than a deep-cleaning shampoo‘ 6/10

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  • Cavalor Equi wash


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    Price as reviewed:

    £17.00 for 500ml

    Welcome to our independent group test of horse shampoos. All of the shampoos in this group test have been put through their paces by dressage rider Jamie Broom and his wife Georgi. Find out what they thought below.

    Official description

    Cavalor Equi wash ensures good hygiene for your horse by nourishing the skin. It does not irritate as it doesn’t contain acid or soap, and is pH neutral. It is perfectly suitable for all your horse riding equipment.

    View at viovet.co.uk

    First impressions

    It comes in a click-lid bottle for ease of use, and it smelt quite strongly.

    Overview of performance

    It smelt quite medicated so I felt it was better as a skin wash, such as on sweaty patches under the horse’s saddle or girth area where the skin can be sensitive. I used it on a sensitive skinned horse and although it didn’t really soothe or relieve any itchiness, it didn’t irritate his sensitive skin. It’s not powerful enough to get the horse really clean, so it’s more of a wash than a deep-cleaning shampoo. My horse get sweat lumps but it didn’t make any difference to those.

    Georgi’s likes and dislikes

    This shampoo didn’t foam up at all, which I didn’t like because you never know where you have put the shampoo or whether you have washed the shampoo out.

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    It’s certainly got a purpose, but in my opinion that’s not as a wash and not a shampoo. I’d recommend this for use after exercise when the horse is really sweaty or when you need to clean delicate skin.

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