View Full Version : Koppertox on Bridle.. How do I get it off?

May. 20, 2010, 01:26 PM
My locker apparently had a fight with Koppertox, and some got on my bridle. Its just a schooling bridle, but I was wondering if theres some way to get the dye out. The stitching turned green and the leather is a bit darker than the rest of the bridle.

Any suggestions?

May. 20, 2010, 02:15 PM
I had a Koppertox incident with a trunk once, and never could find anything that would touch the Koppertox. I kind of doubt you'll be able to salvage the bridle. My farrier doesn't like Koppertox at all. She says it makes too much of a mess. I switched over to Thrushbuster. That little bottle lasts quite a while.

May. 20, 2010, 03:04 PM
Ammonia? However I'm sure it would darken it to some extent.

May. 20, 2010, 09:24 PM
Ammonia? However I'm sure it would darken it to some extent.

That's what I was thinking, so I'm going to give it a try. I dont mind it being dark, but I do mind the green tinge. :)

Thankss !

May. 23, 2010, 11:34 PM
I know when I get Kopertox on my hands or on horse's hair, using something with an oil base will take it off with minimal rubbing (baby oil, MTG, corn oil, etc.). I don't know if that would work on your tack, especially if it has dried, but it might be worth a shot to try it in a small unobtrusive spot...