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post #1 of 25 Old 11-19-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning the Sheath

I have never cleaned a horses sheath before! I know my little guy needs his done, and I just saw a video on how to do it! Only bad thing is now that I know how to do it, it is getting colder and colder outside. I was wondering, how cold can it be to still clean his sheath? It will probably be in the high 50's to low 60's now.

I did check for a 'bean' today and didn't see anything!! I can also peel dirt off of his penis, from time to time. I just do it in short sperts from time to time.

He has been rubbing his tail since I got him, and I just learned that a dirty sheath can cause him to do this. Now I really would like to clean it!

Thanks for any help!!

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post #2 of 25 Old 11-19-2010, 08:19 PM
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I'm not to sure with the weather but if its getting really cold maybe just use warm water
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post #3 of 25 Old 11-19-2010, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not to sure with the weather but if its getting really cold maybe just use warm water

That is true. Didn't think about the sock and bucket of water method. I was thinking of using the hose!
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post #4 of 25 Old 11-19-2010, 08:30 PM
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haha it is easier with a hose, but I found with my horse if you really want to get it clean a bucket and a sponge of some sort(sock) are always best :)
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post #5 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 11:43 AM
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You can clean it if it is those temperatures. Just be sure to use warm water closer the the hotter side than colder side.

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post #6 of 25 Old 11-21-2010, 11:21 PM
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I've been told that KY jelly will work too, just rub it on and get the dirt off, then wipe it off when the temperature is cold.

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post #7 of 25 Old 11-22-2010, 12:21 PM
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my vet just uses KY jelly so it doesn't need to be washed off.

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post #8 of 25 Old 11-22-2010, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, another question then!

Do you put the KY on his penis or use it to clean the sheath out?

If it is putting it on his penis, I will have no problem at all with that! LOL He is pretty good about me messing with that! I have never tried to do anything further up though!
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post #9 of 25 Old 11-22-2010, 01:21 PM
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Hmm, good question. I have never tried using the KY jelly.

No intention of hyjacking here, but I saw this thread and remembered this video I saw a while ago. As weird as it may sound, this "sheath cleaning song" is kinda cute and thought you guys might appreciate it.


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post #10 of 25 Old 11-22-2010, 01:22 PM
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I love the sheath cleaning song.

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