Cleaning the Sheath

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    11-19-2010, 09:17 PM
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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    11-19-2010, 09:19 PM
Green Broke
I'm not to sure with the weather but if its getting really cold maybe just use warm water
    11-19-2010, 09:22 PM
Originally Posted by RedTree    
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!
    11-19-2010, 09:30 PM
Green Broke
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 :)
    11-21-2010, 12:43 PM
You can clean it if it is those temperatures. Just be sure to use warm water closer the the hotter side than colder side.
    11-22-2010, 12:21 AM
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.
    11-22-2010, 01:21 PM
My vet just uses KY jelly so it doesn't need to be washed off.
    11-22-2010, 02:09 PM
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!
    11-22-2010, 02:21 PM
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.

    11-22-2010, 02:22 PM
I love the sheath cleaning song.

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