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    'Paint' that is safe for horses

    Does anyone know of anything we can paint our horses with that will wash off and not be harmful? The kiddos are having a playday and one of the instructors thought it would be fun to paint them up like Indian war ponies and asked me to bring something.

    We've used ground up chalk mixed with water, but that's a whole lot of trouble, esp making enough for 10 horses...

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    wash out hair spray from the dollar store! works fine
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    Yep! I agree with XO, i've used that stuff two years now. Both years i've sprayed my horse completely, and it's safe. I'm sure there are other safe stuff, because i've seen horses have stuff painted on their butts!

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    Grease based face paint like the kind that you use for halloween, some native american cataloges sell it to.... try www.crazycrow.com I think my husband got his face paint from them..it washes off with soap and water, and is safe for humans...Cathy
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    Make sure what ever you use is washable, non-toxic and water based.
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    I use tempura paints, the powdered water colors from a school supply store. It's water based so you can make it as thick or thin as you like and no toxic to children. It wasjes off with soap and water but the dark colors (blue, purple, green) tend to leave a light stain on white or pale gray horses.

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    I used kids craft paints from Wal-Mart...Crayola....and they worked great...although the red took a few days to completely wash out of my palomino's coat

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    Haha Great picture. Thanks guys. I'd rather go out and buy something than sit here and grind up chalk!

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    I use crayola too, and the hair spray stuff. To make polkadots, get a roll of duct tape or masking tape...or something round with a circle pattern. And hold it to your horses bum and then SPRAY away! lol. I do pony parties and put pink dots on my black pony. Kids love it. Another good one to 'draw' safely on them are window chalk markers. People use them to put 'go team' on their car windows and stuf, and it comes right off your hrose. But, like the water color, dark colors can leave a temporary stain on a light colored horse. good luck!
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