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.

Purchase Henna Hair Dye


  1. by Sue February 26, 2023 7:30 am

    My mare has vitiligo and I’m wondering if this is safe to use around her eyes? Thank you

    • by harvestmoon February 26, 2023 12:22 pm

      Hi Sue, it will not hurt the eyes. Just be careful not to get it in the eyes. We have many humans that have Vitiligo that uses our products as well.
      The hard part will be shampooing around the horse’s eyes, and you have to shampoo twice before application.

  2. by Meg February 19, 2023 11:49 pm

    I have a sun bleached black horse. 15 hands 100lbs, thick main and tail. How much would you suggest to do the entire horse?

    • by harvestmoon February 21, 2023 5:58 pm

      Hi! We have had a few do Zebra stripes, but never an entire horse! What color are you wanting to do?

  3. by Ehtesham Ahmad August 1, 2022 7:43 am

    Hello i have an Arab blackish grey Stallion with white and grey hair on the face can I dye it !?

    • by harvestmoon August 1, 2022 8:47 pm

      Hi, Yes you can, but you must follow our beard dye instructions on the package. Blackish gray might be kind of hard to match unless you are trying to make it black.
      We do have a soft black natural hair dye,(this link will take you to EarthDye.com) on white hair it can make it a kind of platinum color.

  4. by Cassie June 20, 2022 1:51 pm

    Hello. Do you colour match as I have a pony with white marks. Thanks

    • by harvestmoon June 20, 2022 4:43 pm

      Yes, it should match if you get the correct colour. You can also mix any colors to create new colors. Follow the beard dye instructions when applying it to your pony.

  5. by Cassie June 20, 2022 1:50 pm

    Hello. I’m looking to dye some white patches on my pony’s coat. Do you colour match? Thanks.

    • by harvestmoon June 20, 2022 4:52 pm

      Yes you can mix and match any colour to match the color of the pony.

  6. by Denise Briggs December 22, 2021 7:01 am

    My Arab has a white spot on her withers. She is a red chestnut and as it spoils her look in hand I want to dye the hairs. What do you suggest. I can send a photo.

    • by harvestmoon December 22, 2021 2:01 pm

      Hi Denise! Yes you can send a photo from our contact page. and we can recommend a color or color mix to match it up. We can also recommend how much you will need.

  7. by Dionne Curtis September 6, 2020 2:12 am

    I am looking to cover a 16hh fresian, how much will I need? I am in the UK, what is the cost including postage & packaging please?.

    • by harvestmoon September 6, 2020 1:30 pm

      Hi! How much of an area are you trying to cover and what color? You need to test an area and see how it turns out, horsehair is like humans, they vary how absorbent they are. Shipping will depend on your address and how much you purchase, when you check out and put your address it will calculate the shipping cost.

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *