do you really have to? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Grooming

do you really have to?

This is a discussion on do you really have to? within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-18-2008, 09:14 AM
      #11
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by PoptartShop
    Yes, you do. :) It's one of the things about owning a gelding. Also, mare-owners have to clean their mare's teats out too!
    It's good for the horse health-wise.
    Ya I scrub them out usually on a weekly basis...they actually love it when I get the dirt out and scratch their bellies :)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        07-18-2008, 10:03 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Scrubbing on a weekly basis may be too much. There are "good" microrganisms there that you are taking away. They only need cleaned once or twice a year.
         
        07-18-2008, 10:30 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GallopingGrape
    Scrubbing on a weekly basis may be too much. There are "good" microrganisms there that you are taking away. They only need cleaned once or twice a year.
    I think she meant the mare's teats... :)
         
        07-18-2008, 11:16 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Sadly, yes you have to do it! :P
         
        07-18-2008, 12:41 PM
      #15
    Started
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by barefoothooves
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GallopingGrape
    Scrubbing on a weekly basis may be too much. There are "good" microrganisms there that you are taking away. They only need cleaned once or twice a year.
    I think she meant the mare's teats... :)
    Yes I was thanxs
         
        07-18-2008, 01:23 PM
      #16
    Started
    Ah, I'd much rather clean a mares teats weekly than a gelding EVER! LOL At least my gelding, Abe, because he's a turd.. Mares appreciate it sooo much.. :)
         
        07-19-2008, 05:13 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Ok, thanks (sorry I haven't been on in a while).
         
        07-19-2008, 10:09 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Haha, i've never done it before but I get to this week!

    Poor dukey, it's all flakey and crusty and bugs are living in it
         
        08-24-2008, 02:11 AM
      #19
    Foal
    I never knew either! I got my gelding at age ten and didn't clean his sheath until two years later
    Bad me
    But yes it's gross, and it makes absolutely no difference whether he's stalled or on pasture. It's a buildup of natural oils and debris, it's going to occur no matter what. My gelding was on pasture his whole life and was still disgustingly dirty.
    There's plenty of good articles to help get you through it.... and oddly enough, it's kind of satisfying once your done.
    (thank god I have a mare now lol)
         
        08-24-2008, 10:18 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Yep, you do!

    I have one that REALLY enjoys it and one that doesn't like it so much.
         

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:40 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0