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post #1 of 8 Old 05-23-2011, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Has your horse ever got it's tail stuck in its Sheath?

My brother had to cut part of my geldings tail off because he had it stuck in his sheath! Has this ever happened to anyone else? What can I do next time if it happens again? His tail was just starting to look nice...
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-23-2011, 07:45 AM
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Did he get the hair from the sheath after cutting it? I would have ran lukewarm to warm water in the sheath until it came loose. Uness it got tangled in a knot around the penis, then you would have to cut it, very carefully!

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-23-2011, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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The hair seems to have gotten out, but with all the rain I haven't seen him enough to know for sure. We are still working on touching the sheath without getting uncomfortable..
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-23-2011, 08:03 AM
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For how long was it stuck in there? It may have came out on it's own if you had left it.

How are you working on desensitizing him to being touched there?

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That's one I've never heard of. Learn something every day! Poor fella, that had to be a bit uncomfortable.

I'm with usandpets, make sure the hair got out. Before I type this, I will say I'm not a fan of sedatives to overrule training, but in this case if it was one of mine and he wasn't comfortable with it, I'd get a tube of Demorsedan gel and get him cleaned really good while he was a bit dopey just to be sure the hair was out and then go back to desensitizing him there. That would give you time before he needed cleaned again to work through it.

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-23-2011, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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He's not THAT bad about it to use drugs, its just such a rainy time right now that I have had a chance to get to it. My brother couldn't just leave it be because It was bugging my gelding. He wouldn't stop trying to get it out but couldn't figure it out. He kept trying to kick it out but he was going to get hurt doing that. My brother tried to pull it out, but the more you pull the tighter the sheath gets.. So cutting it was the only option. I was hoping to get up there to at least groom him...but it is raining AGAIN! It doesn't seem to be bothering him so I'm hoping it got worked out. This happened a week ago..
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-23-2011, 01:56 PM
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I have never heard of that.... I have one who gets the end of his tail up his butt.... i think its a design flaw on arabs with that him though
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He's not THAT bad about it to use drugs, its just such a rainy time right now that I have had a chance to get to it. My brother couldn't just leave it be because It was bugging my gelding. He wouldn't stop trying to get it out but couldn't figure it out. He kept trying to kick it out but he was going to get hurt doing that. My brother tried to pull it out, but the more you pull the tighter the sheath gets.. So cutting it was the only option. I was hoping to get up there to at least groom him...but it is raining AGAIN! It doesn't seem to be bothering him so I'm hoping it got worked out. This happened a week ago..

I feel you on the rain....getting sick of it, so ready for summer weather! I bet it's worked out. Since it's been a week I'm sure he'd have let you know if he was uncomfortable

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