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Cleaning horses' bits - no, not those kind of 'bits'

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View Poll Results: Do you sheath clean?
Yes, regularly 65 34.03%
Only if necessary 61 31.94%
My horse won't let me 2 1.05%
No, but I clean around my mare's udder etc. 37 19.37%
I get someone else to do it for me 22 11.52%
Ew! No! That's gross! I would never! 2 1.05%
I didn't know you should/could 2 1.05%
Voters: 191. You may not vote on this poll

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    02-22-2009, 07:14 PM
Haha that was so funny! "Just put them in the dish washer and put it on pots and pans,it'll do the job" Haha!

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    02-22-2009, 07:20 PM
Originally Posted by HorseLuva97    
At my riding school they don't unless they get really bad, but I think it's a good idea to clean regularly. I think you can put them in the dish washer.
    02-22-2009, 07:21 PM
^^ Cute!
    02-27-2009, 06:22 PM
My gelding gets really nasty but he hates it done! I try it do it atleast every couple of months. Once he had a bean the size of the quarter! He wasn't too happy about that! He tries to kill me. I get tranquilzers from the vet sometimes.
    02-27-2009, 06:23 PM
Oh I use a sock over my hand! Its works great for getting all up in there!
    02-27-2009, 06:59 PM
Sock? That's the first I've heard that. Does it just provide more grip?
    02-27-2009, 07:56 PM
Yea it makes it soooo much easier to scrub around in there lol! Get all the smemga out!
    02-28-2009, 11:00 AM
My gelding gets done 2 or 3 times a year. He actually needs to be drugged to be done so do it pretty much any time he gets drugged.
    11-27-2012, 02:31 PM
I clean my gelding's sheath about every 3 months. I don't know ow it gets so dirty, but he's always got a ton of smegma. And he never gives me any problem, long as I don't try to flake the smegma off while it's dry. I use cotton wash cloths and soak them in warm water with dawn dish soap, then I put them into his retracted sheath as far as they'll go, and let them soak there until I wash the rest of his body. When I pull them out, I them use one to finish washing the area, and that's all there is to it. It's tedious and takes a lot of time and you have to be gentle so you don't hurt his sensitive area. But if you own a stallion you don't have to clean the sheath as long as he's exposed to mares.
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    11-27-2012, 05:36 PM
My gelding wouldn't let me clean his sheath. It was such a pain, I would get the vet to do it when he came out.

Now I clean my filly's utter. Much easier, she doesn't care. Haha.

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