How to Use Wash Box Shampoos
Wash Box Shampoos are so simple to use!
Step 1 : Patch test 24 hours before use. Our all-natural ingredients are great for sensitive skin, but it’s always best to check.
Step 2: Wash your horse thoroughly with clean water. On very hot days. you may need to do this in sections, so the water doesn’t evaporate before you add shampoo.
Step 3: Apply your shampoo! Apply direct to your horse or to a sponge before rubbing in.
Step 4: It’s time to get scrubbing! Using a gentle exfoliating sponge is great for getting deep into the hair, encouraging the dirt and grime to lift with ease.
Step 5: Rinse thoroughly. If you’re using our Brightening shampoo, we recommend that you let the shampoo work its magic for a few minutes before rinsing. Use a sweat scraper to pull water and suds away from your horse’s coat.
Step 6: Time to dry! Hand grazing or going for a walk is a great way to pass the time whilst your horse dries. Top tip: Once dry, you may want to apply a detangling spray to help keep dirt away from feathers!
How to Wash Your Horse's Tail
Your horse’s tail is often the first thing to get mucky! Luckily, washing your horse’s tail is quick and easy.
Step 1: Brush the tail through when dry as best you can. This can be tricky if there’s lots of mud, but do your best!
Step 2: Wet the tail. If your horse’s tail is very muddy, hose it off first before dunking in a bucket of water. It’s best to have two people of this – one to lift the bucket and the other to massage the tail hairs into the water.
Step 3: Use a sponge to work clean water into the dock, separating the hairs to reach the skin.
Step 4: Time for shampoo! Liquid shampoo works best here. Work it through with your fingers, building up a lather. Pay particular attention to the dock area.
Step 5: Rinse thoroughly, working the hair through with your fingers.
Step 6: Stand back! If your horse is happy for you to do so, stand to the side oft hem and gentle circle the tail to that water droplets come off. Brush through.
Step 7: Once dry, brush through again. You may want to apply a detangling spray at this stage to keep the tail tangle-free for as long as possible.
How to Apply Hoof Balm
Our moisturising, nourishing hoof balm is perfect for year-round use. Before you start, you’ll need a hoof oil brush.
Step 1: Ensure the hoof is clean and dry. You may want to brush off any grit first, that may otherwise become stuck in your hoof balm.
Step 2: Apply to the hoof. Use a little at a time and work into the hoof with gentle brush strokes. Pay particular attention to the coronet band – you may need lift the hair away to avoid clogging the hairs with the balm.
Step 3: Allow to dry before turning out or going for a ride. This will prevent grit from becoming stuck.
Oreo is stabled at night and loves to nap! Unfortunately, this often results in stains. Here, Oreo was washed with our ‘Brightening’ Shampoo Gel to lift and lighten the stable stains.