• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

How to keep a white horse clean?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #21
    Lots of good tips here; we have leased a very light coloured grey for my son. I have always had plain bays with minimal white and this is my first grey. I am about the extra grooming!

    Comment


    • #22
      I have an Appy with a white blanket, and I have never seen anything work like Cowboy Magic Spray N White. No extra scrubbing, no streaks or stains left, and glossy white when done. Absolutely incredible stuff and I've tried everything else, I used to own a gray.
      Somewhere in the world, Jason Miraz is Goodling himself and wondering why "the chronicle of the horse" is a top hit. CaitlinAndTheBay

      Comment

      • Original Poster

        #23
        While we are talking white horses, what can I do about noses that sun burn? He won't keep a fly mask on. I'm using sunscreen daily but he is getting red already!

        Comment


        • #24
          You might have to try something thick that will stick on, like zinc oxide and really slather it on there...I'm not sure there's much else you can do unless you can keep him inside during the day (at least during midday when the sun is high) and turn him out at night.

          I'm lucky that my horse, though mostly white, has a dark nose.
          The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
          Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.

          Comment


          • #25
            I too have those issues, how to keep a Paint gelding white and sorrel, and how to keep his nose from getting sunburned. I have always Show Sheened his tail to keep it nice, but I guess now I'll tackle some other areas, including his white hock.

            Someone on this forum suggested Goop from the auto section of Walmart. I have yet to try it.

            As far as sunburn, I've had good results with Coppertone Sport Sunscreen, which is about a SPF 50. I put it on everytime I ride, which is usually 6 days a week. I have long nose Cashel fly masks which I really like, but he manages to lose them. I think they work on the fly masks when they can't play halter tag.

            Comment


            • #26
              My mare stays pretty white - but - I do not live in a red clay area and her turn-out is a nice pasture or her sawdust paddock. She has nice smooth hair that would be nice and shiny if she was not so white and the marks do not stain too much. She has no mud!!
              Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

              Comment


              • #27
                I have a pure white/pink skinned TB and my favorite time of the year is when he can wear a blanket!!! We have black dirt/clay and there just isn't anyway to keep him white and sparkling without a "suit" on. Riding at home... I do the best I can with grooming tools. When he is leaving the farm... I resign myself to a longgggg scrub bath!!!
                www.crosscreeksporthorses.com
                Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma

                Comment


                • #28
                  I'm going to try the Dawn liquid and see if that works. Jackie lays in his poop and tinkle, one side only that I've seen. When grooming him, I didn't realize how hard it is to get that stuff out of his coat. I'm kind of concerned that his skin might be getting burned, his coat is so thick. Can't body clip just yet and don't have a blanket for him.
                  GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!

                  Comment


                  • #29
                    1. Diet- have a good source of fat.
                    2. Environment- Try to keep the mud at bay, I've heard people have had good results with putting down some sand in an area wear their horses like to roll.
                    3. Grooming- Clipped (short hair is easier to clean and rinse), Bluing shampoo, The old lady hair dye mentioned earlier, show sheen (or some such), Green spot remover, Hot toweling, baby wipes, talc powder. Regular grooming, but not too often on the bathing with soap.

                    Best of Luck.....Cause you're gonna need it!!

                    There's nothing like the day before an important event cleaning, and then show up to the barn the morning of to find you almost need to start ALL OVER AGAIN!!!

                    Comment


                    • #30
                      I know you said you won't or can't blanket him but will throw it out there that here in Oz everything gets light sheet in summer - ears to tail covered. I thought it was crazy when I first got here but the horse is actually cooler with one. They seem to reflect the sun. Fabric wise I don't think they are really any different then North American sheets though most have a high cotton percentage.

                      It would also keep him from getting sunburned.

                      Good luck!

                      P.
                      A Wandering Albertan - NEW Africa travel blog!

                      Comment


                      • #31
                        Originally posted by jawa View Post

                        Best of Luck.....Cause you're gonna need it!!

                        There's nothing like the day before an important event cleaning, and then show up to the barn the morning of to find you almost need to start ALL OVER AGAIN!!!
                        I learned a long time ago that doing it the day before is pointless. You just have to get used to being the first one in the barn on a show day.

                        (and damn you people with solid color horses who just roll in and throw your horse on the trailer!! )

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X