Everyone loves greys. Especially when they look whiter than white – not always an easy achievement. And certainly not when they lie down on that one pile of poo in the stable, roll around in the grass, or work on a wet track. Greys get dirty quickly and they’re not easy to clean. Want to know how to get your grey horse looking whiter than white? Then read on.
Start with a thorough grooming. A good grooming will stimulate blood circulation, loosen dirt and old hair, and distribute oils evenly throughout the coat. Brushing makes short work of the coarsest dirt, but won’t remove stubborn grass, manure, or urine stains. Then it’s time for a wash!
Washing your grey horse
Cavalor Bianco Wash was made to clean horses with grey coats or white legs. This unique shampoo makes stains disappear. Bianco Wash is a concentrated formula that, when added to a little water, helps remove even the most stubborn stains. You can also apply a small amount directly to the stain. Is your grey really dirty? Then wait a while after applying Bianco Wash before rinsing. 100% white, guaranteed.
How to wash a white tail
Has your horse’s white tail gone yellow? Add a little Bianco Wash to a bucket and immerse the tail in it. Let it soak in for a while, then rub out the dirt. Finally, rinse well. Your horse’s tail will once again be radiant white.
Ready, set, oh no…
You’re just about to compete with your beautiful grey. You take him out of the trailer… and see a poo stain on his leg. There’s no time for a wash, but you’ve got Cavalor Bianco Spray, a dry shampoo that removes stains without water.
Using Cavalor Bianco Spray
Apply Bianco Spray to the stain, let it sit for a moment, and then use a cloth to wipe away the dirt. The spray provides a protective layer without coating the skin. This helps keep dirt from attaching to the coat, so that it stays really clean. An absolute must-have for your grooming bag!
Beware of strong whiteners
Did you know that many ‘whitening’ shampoos and products can be harsh on your horse’s skin? Let us explain. Everything that contains water – including skin – has a certain acidity, known as its pH value. Our skin has a natural acidity of 4.0–5.5. The pH of equine skin is 7.0–7.4. The pH is determined by the skin’s topmost layer. Your horse’s skin is an important factor in its defence mechanism. It protects against heat and cold as well as against bacteria and other harmful invaders. That’s why it’s important that the pH – neutral in the case of a horse – not be unbalanced in order to avoid infections.
Products with a low pH, such as shampoos made for humans, have a hydrophilic nature. They attract moisture and dehydrate the horse’s skin, resulting in dry, flaky skin. Bleaches and good degreasers have a high pH, and a hydrophobic nature; they will absorb natural sebum, making the coat dull and the skin dry and sensitive, opening the door for infections.
All Cavalor shampoos are pH-neutral
Wash your horse with pH-neutral products formulated to the pH value of equine skin! Our entire range of grooming products is pH-neutral.