Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
Most of the time when they don't like to be touched there, they haven't been desensitized to getting touched there. Like Wallaby said, use something, a whip or cue stick, as an extension to reach there so you stay safe. If they kick or move away, just keep holding it there until they stand still and relax. Geldings are the same way about being touch down there.
When I clean our mares, I just reach down there and work loose whatever is there. One of our mares rarely is dirty. Of our other two, one is always nasty and the other is not too bad. I try to check them once a month. Which I probably should do soon thinking about it.
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