Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
We've had a lot of thread about this lately. I have owned >30 horses in 27 years, and almost all have been geldings, and I cleaned ALL of their sheaths. You must desensitize your gelding to handling his sheath. I clean my 6 yo's geldings sheaths regularly, but only for about 1 minute each time, and they stay pretty clean. Plus my boys are not irritated when I do this. My Vet sedated another client's gelding last year to clean his sheath and she was mule kicked by that horse, so you can have a violent reaction. Just use approach and retreat and you should be okay.