The best place to start is to figure out what you need your horse’s shampoo to actually do - not all horses are created equal, which is why Shapley’s has a big line of options for your grooming needs. Does your horse shampoo need to:
Counteract sun bleaching
Soothe irritated skin
Support healthy skin
For stain removal:
You might try a dry shampoo or a spot cleaner. Easy Out Spray solves stain removal problems in the summer, winter, and months in between. Great for targeted cleaning and touch ups without a full shampoo bath.
You may also find that combining Easy Out with a damp towel or wash cloth will lift stains without getting your horse wet in one spot.
For shine creating:
Hi Shine Shampoo is Shapley’s answer for a mild shampoo that doesn’t strip your horse of his own natural oils. Great for deep down cleaning, stain removal, horse show prep, and adding shine to your horse. Mild enough to use frequently.
For brightening whites:
A shampoo with blueing action is great for not only cleaning chrome on horses, the blue-purple qualities act to reflect light, creating a bright and shiny finish on your horse. Shapley’s has EquiTone Shampoo designed just for white and gray horses. It’s powerful to transform even the dingiest gray horse, but it won’t leave your hands or your horse with a purple color.
For counteracting sun bleaching and enhancing color:
EquiTone Shampoos are the equivalent of using a shampoo designed to match your horse - in every shade under the sun. Gentle cleansers within the shampoo get rid of stains, dust, and dirt, while special color ingredients enhance your horse’s natural coat color. Think of it as turning up the color on your horse with some depth and shine!
To soothe irritated skin and support healthy coats:
Herbal ingredients such as lemongrass and tea tree oil are known to be soothing to skin. Medi-Care is Shapley’s latest and greatest shampoo. Designed to be a companion to M-T-G, Medi-Care helps support skin healing and protection from future irritations. The crisp scent and herbal additions to the ingredients promote healthy skin and coat!