Keeping white boots... white.

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  1. StarPattern

    StarPattern Senior Member

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    Okay, so this may be an effort in futility, but how do I keep white boots actually white? I'm talking horse boots... Woofs and SMBs. I'm a trail rider and I use boots because my horses can be clumsy and I'd rather protect their legs a little bit against whatever they may whack themselves on. That said, I like the look of white boots against dark horses. We encounter mud occasionally and it seems no amount of hosing and scrubbing can keep those boots stain free.

    Is there a trick I'm just not getting or am I doomed to stained boots for the sake of having white?
     
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    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    Like doomed to have stains.

    One trick is to spray them with any kind of stain repellent spray once they are dry post washing.
     
  3. Ziast

    Ziast Senior Member

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    Secret trick to stay white... Never take them out of the bag.

    Actually no, dirt still finds its way in...
     
  4. CJ

    CJ Senior Member

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    Have you seen or tried the white sneaker products from KIWI?
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    Shoe polish. Not the cream kind, the liquid with the applicator top.
     
  6. HnA Tack

    HnA Tack Senior Member

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    I would reconsider using support boots for trail riding. They do create heat & are not meant to be left on for long periods of time. You will see that "most" barrel racers, etc, boot up not long before they run, then pull them afterwards.
     
  7. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Try fingernail polish remover in a small spot and check to see if it mars or damages the material. It shouldn't. If it's fine, then see if it'll take it out.
     
  8. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    That's an easy question.. don't use them :ROFLMAO:

    Really tho... I only use my white ones to make a run. Then, they get hosed off and put back in the trailer. When I get home I usually use that oxyclean stuff on them with whitening shampoo
     
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  9. StarPattern

    StarPattern Senior Member

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    A little more research told me the same thing, so I've opted to just use my Woof brushing boots/bells on the trail. My Standardbred is a wee bit clumsy and the brushing boots help ease my mind when I hear "Wham! Thud!" as she decides not to lift her feet all the way over a fallen tree or something. They may not be overly supportive, but at least they add an extra layer of protection when she stumbles over a tree or a rock or whatever else she encounters. Hah.
     
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    StarPattern Senior Member

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    :p I opted for my black Woofs. When they get stained, I won't be able to see it and that's a win in my books. haha.
     
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