Making sure that all of the shampoo gets out of your horse’s coat is just as important as giving her a good shampoo.

Why is rinsing so important?

If you don’t get all of the shampoo rinsed out of your horse’s coat, the residue can cause the skin to become dried out, itchy and irritated.  If you see any signs of shampoo as you dry your horse, rinse him again. It’s better to take the extra time now than to treat a skin condition later.

Once you have thoroughly rinsed your horse, apply conditioner to his coat and mane. Conditioners make the hair smooth and soft, and they can also help to remove tangles.

If you choose to applyconditioner to your horse, follow the steps as you would to shampoo. Use a sponge or spray bottle to evenly distribute the conditioner throughout his hair; let it stand for a few minutes, then rinse.

Remember, just as you rinsed out all the shampoo, be sure to rinse out all the conditioner. Your horse has to be squeaky clean!