How to Use ShowBarn® Secret Soothing Horse Shampoo with Lavender: A Step-by-Step Guide
ShowBarn® Secret Soothing Horse Shampoo with Lavender is a specially formulated shampoo designed to cleanse and soothe your horse's skin and coat. Lavender's natural properties provide a calming and refreshing experience for your equine companion. Follow this comprehensive guide to ensure proper use and maximum benefits from the shampoo.
Step 1: Preparation
Before you begin, gather all the necessary supplies. You will need a bucket, sponge or washcloth, and clean towels. Ensure the bathing area is safe and secure for your horse.
Step 2: Dilution
Dilute the ShowBarn® Secret Soothing Horse Shampoo according to the instructions on the bottle. Typically, a ratio of 1 part shampoo to 5-10 parts water is suitable. Adjust the ratio based on your horse's specific needs and the level of cleanliness desired.
Step 3: Wetting the Coat
Thoroughly wet your horse's coat using a hose or bucket filled with water. Ensure all areas, including the mane and tail, are wet.
Step 4: Application
Apply the diluted ShowBarn® Secret Soothing Horse Shampoo to your horse's wet coat. Start with a small amount and work it into a lather using your hands, sponge, or washcloth. Gently massage the shampoo into the coat, paying special attention to areas with dirt, stains, or skin irritations.
Step 5: Gentle Cleansing
Using a sponge or washcloth, gently scrub the coat in a circular motion. Avoid applying excessive pressure, as this may cause discomfort to your horse. Continue to work the shampoo into a rich lather, ensuring all areas are covered.
Step 6: Soothing Massage
As you clean, take the opportunity to provide a soothing massage to your horse. Lavender's calming properties can help relax and comfort your equine friend during the bathing process.
Step 7: Rinse Thoroughly
Rinse your horse's coat thoroughly with clean water. Ensure all traces of the shampoo are removed, paying close attention to hard-to-reach areas such as the mane and tail. Continue rinsing until the water runs clear.
Step 8: Towel Dry
After rinsing, use clean towels to gently remove excess water from your horse's coat. Avoid vigorous rubbing to prevent any discomfort.
Step 9: Post-Bathing Care
Allow your horse's coat to air dry naturally or use a horse-specific cooler or lightweight blanket to speed up the drying process. Ensure proper airflow to prevent overheating.
Step 10: Enjoy the Benefits
Observe the beautifully clean and refreshed appearance of your horse's coat. Lavender's soothing properties will leave your horse feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
By following this step-by-step guide, you can effectively use ShowBarn® Secret Soothing Horse Shampoo with Lavender to cleanse and soothe your horse's skin and coat. Enjoy the calming experience and the benefits of a clean and refreshed equine companion.