yellow tail ???? help

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by brumby_78, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. brumby_78

    brumby_78 Guest

    Hi all,

    looking for some advise on the best way to make my grey mare really really clean...

    her tail is stained yellow :( it was black but i washed it in napisan just up to the dock and it got the black out but left it with the yellow tinge..

    anyhelp would be great
  2. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member

    Purchase a tailsaver (two is better).

    Give it a wash or two. Spray coat shine on it (excellent for keeping it soft!).

    Put the tail saver on.

    Give it 2 weeks and wash it again. Replace with a clean tailsaver, spray coat shine on it before you do.

    Repeat this every 2-4 weeks and not only will the stains disapear but the tail will thicken too ;).
  3. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member

    Just to show you...

    This was before having a tailsaver on:


    A few months later...he was only given a very light wash on the tail for this show as it had maintain its cleanliness itself in the tailsaver:

  4. IbanezGirl

    IbanezGirl Well-known Member

    one word for ya...OMO

    best mane and tail(palomino) 10 times running! :)
  5. Kiwigirl

    Kiwigirl Well-known Member

    Before the tail saver goes on.

    Get some citric acid (baking asle in the supermarket) make up a 1% solution (100g in 10L) and soak the tail in it for about 10 minutes (use warm water.

    then rinse well, shampoo and condition it really well

    Spray with the coat shime or use some top tails, then follow Arnie's instructions.

    the acid will dissolve the iron stains that you have.

    this is what I do with my grey (except I'm too slack to get a tail saver :eek:)
  6. brumby_78

    brumby_78 Guest

    ok where do you get the tailsaver from? and how does it work?

    my horse is agisted and i only get out to her in the arvo's

    very nice job it did on your lil guy :)
  7. Arnie

    Arnie Gold Member

    Here you go:

    Home Page

    Link is on the left.

    I LOVE my tailsavers. I had them on two of my horses but due to our lack of water out here I've had to remove them as I can't wash their tails every 2 ish weeks :(.

    But plan on showing the little guy again next year and its not much to take him into town with me for a tail wash so his will go on start of next year sometime :).
  8. brumby_78

    brumby_78 Guest

    does it matter if you only have access to bore water?
  9. Kiwigirl

    Kiwigirl Well-known Member

    Bore water will always stain the tail because of the high Iron content.
    this is why I use the citric acid, it will dissolve the iron :D
  10. brumby_78

    brumby_78 Guest

    ahhh sweet thanks for the advice arnie and kiwigirl :) i will try both ideas

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