How to Paint on a Horse

You may need to paint your horse for a parade, a show, or just for fun. Whatever the reason, it's a great experience for both horse and rider alike.

Part One of Two:
Painting
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    Prepare. Grab all the washable, non-toxic colors of paint you want, such as tempera paint, watercolors, or face paint. Put on glitter on other accessories once your horse is painted and dry.
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    Put a halter and lead robe on your horse and tie the rope to a pole.
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    Set up. Use your large paint brushes and set all the paint up and make sure they're washable and not dry, also make sure they are animal safe to use on their fur/skin.
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    Paint. Dab your paintbrush in the paint and start painting away!
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Part Two of Two:
Cleaning Up Your Horse
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    Bring your horse to the closest hose or water bucket.
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    Spray your horse down with water.
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    Grab shampoo and start washing out the fur. Use a scrub brush and your fingernails for the tougher parts. Don't freak if the fur is stained or some paint remains- it might be a while for it to completely fade.
    • Clip away parts of the stained fur if absolutely necessary.
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    Put away all your supplies that you used. If inside, gather all the glitter and sweep with a broom to tidy the place up.
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    Double check. Make sure you have cleaned everything up and then you're done!
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  • Where can I buy animal safe paint?
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    • Some tack stores have animal-safe paint and, if you can't find it, you could ask a person behind the counter at a tack store.
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  • Can I paint a horse's face?
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    • If you avoid the eyes, ears, mouth, and nose, then it would be OK to paint your horse's face.
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  • Try out some stock markers, which are basically giant crayons. If can't find any, use wet sidewalk chalk.
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  • Add baking soda to the water.
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  • Jello/gelatin or unsweetened drink mix crystals may be used instead.
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  • When adding glitter, make sure the paint is still wet so the glitter stays.
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  • Do not paint a horse that is easily frightened or has sensitive skin.
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  • Don't keep paint on for several days without washing!
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  • Make sure not to get paint near eyes, nose, mouth, or ears. That could cause an infection.
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