Tips for Brighter Whites

Keep your horse's white markings looking their best with our tips for brighter whites.
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For horses with large white marking, rub white vinegar directly on the stain and rinse.

For horses with large white marking, rub white vinegar directly on the stain and rinse.

If you have a horse with white socks or large white markings, you’ve probably come across an idea or two for removing stains. Try these tips for getting stains out and brightening whites:

• Wet the areas down, then rub them with sulfur. If they’re especially dirty, add some sawdust. When the hair is dry, brush out the sulfur-sawdust compound.
• Wet the area and lather with glycerine soap, then rinse and let dry.
• Rub white vinegar directly on the stain and rinse; for large white areas, dilute 1 cup white vinegar with 1 cup hot water.
• Using a toothbrush and a little water, rub in a small dab of Pearl Drops toothpaste and rinse.
• Apply cornstarch, baby powder, or chalk.
• Check your tack shop for products made specifically for cleaning white areas. A few to look for: Vetrolin Green Spot Out by Farnam, Absorbine Show Clean Whitener, or Rio Vista Equine Hi Ho Silver Shampoo.

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