When it comes to a horse or any animal for this matter please do not use chemical hair dyes on them. Please consider EarthDye chemical-free hair dye. They look just as good if not better and Henna and Indigo are safe for children, pregnant women, pets, and cancer patients. If a horse has a bad reaction to chemicals they cannot tell you and the horse just like people have allergies.
We do not recommend you dye the entire horse, you can of course, but in small amounts or thin coats. Doing the entire horse may just be too much at one time. to get rid of white spots or light spots it should work wonders.
Apply It Thick And Not In The Sun
Horses have protein in their hair as people do so always do a test area first. Coming from a house full of pets we can honestly say it works and the effects will last a very very long time. A pet’s hair grows much much slower and does not grow longer in most cases like human hair. So if you dye a cat with henna the effects will last months and will usually only fade away.
We have not tried it on cows, goats, or any other farm animals, however, we would assume it would work the same. You will need to place some sort of cone over the animal’s head to keep them from licking it. Once the henna/Indigo is rinsed it will take 24 hours to set to the final color.
after 48 hours the stain will not transfer or rub off. It is permanent! If you have used chemicals on your horse or pet you will need to wait 1 month before using henna/indigo.
We do have customers using henna and indigo however we can not be responsible for any outcomes. We do not do animal testing, but we can be sure our animal hair dye has 0 chemicals and 0r PPD.
* Hint- Mix colors to create more colors. Indigo makes it darker, pure henna is redder. Mix thick and follow “beard dye instructions for best results”. Not following beard dye instructions could result in the henna hair dye not working at all.
You can mix colors to get the color you prefer. Keep a log! One horse mane will require 100-400 grams depending on the length.
Horses Love The Smell
Horses love the smell of our hair dye, it smells like hay in many cases. We have a customer that use to use chemical dye on their horse and the horse would get restless when it could smell the chemicals. They called and let us know when they approached the horse with henna hair dye, the horse got giddy and happy and wanted to eat it. While eating it will not harm the horse, we suggest you make sure they cant get access to the area you dye so they do not lick it off or eat it. Some cats also feel the same way.