Cleaning horses' bits - no, not those kind of 'bits'
Since I'm planning to get my own first horse soon (when I leave university, anyway) and have my heart set on a gelding (I know, I know, decide you want something and you'll probably end up with the opposite - I'll most likely end up buying a grey mare that doesn't jump), I was just wondering how many of you all clean yur geldings' 'bits'? I've worked at a riding school for ages but the owner doesn't do hers unless they get really nasty.
How often do you do it?
How much do they let you do - do they let you do it at all?
Or, for that matter, how many of your clean around your mares' 'bits'?