How to clean a gelding that doesnt like it
 
 

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

How to clean a gelding that doesnt like it

This is a discussion on How to clean a gelding that doesnt like it within the Horse Grooming forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Is there anything to give a gelding that still
  • Horse doesnt like grooming

Like Tree1Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-10-2012, 10:53 PM
  #1
Started
How to clean a gelding that doesnt like it

Is there anything I can do to clean my geldings sheath when he doesnt like it? I know it needs to be done but he's not much for it. Anything I can do to give him, wether it be a shot, calming meds etc to calm him down to get this done?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-10-2012, 11:15 PM
  #2
Trained
I use baby oil for the 'in between' cleans - when he drops his willy out, give it a squirt of baby oil. You don't even need to touch it. This softens up all of the gunk that is stuck up there, and it will peel off and work its way out.
For the big cleans, I just get my vet to do it. They sedate the horse so that they can get right up and give it a thorough clean. I don't feel confident enough to try and remove beans without doing damage, so I'd much rather leave it to my ever reliable vet :)
mvinotime likes this.
     
    07-10-2012, 11:29 PM
  #3
Showing
I have 3 that pretty much fall asleep and one that's a real pita about it. He gets a dose of demorsedan gel, makes it much easier.
     
    07-11-2012, 12:29 AM
  #4
Trained
What Kayty said. Baby oil and syringe. Squirt it up there and go for a ride. It'll all fall off on it's own.
     
    07-11-2012, 03:46 AM
  #5
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
I have 3 that pretty much fall asleep and one that's a real pita about it. He gets a dose of demorsedan gel, makes it much easier.
I agree with the dormosedan gel. It's what I give my horse when he needs a good cleaning, but I also get a little off with baby oil in between cleanings.
     
    07-11-2012, 05:47 AM
  #6
Green Broke
It's just like any other "Oh no!" spot. You just have to get them accustomed to being touched there. Start with a cue stick or something long enough to keep you safe. Rub it on their belly and work your way back. If they move or kick at it, let them. Just keep holding it there as best you can until they stand still. Then move the stick forward and rub and repeat. As they get better at standing still, you can switch to using your hand. Do it every day for a week. By then it will be just another part of you grooming them.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    07-11-2012, 09:18 AM
  #7
Green Broke
I do mine when he is loaded in a slant load trailer witht he divider latched. Me on the outside of the divider reaching under. He can't see or get at me to kick or move out of the way. I put fly spray on him like that also.
     
    07-11-2012, 09:22 AM
  #8
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by usandpets    
It's just like any other "Oh no!" spot. You just have to get them accustomed to being touched there. Start with a cue stick or something long enough to keep you safe. Rub it on their belly and work your way back. If they move or kick at it, let them. Just keep holding it there as best you can until they stand still. Then move the stick forward and rub and repeat. As they get better at standing still, you can switch to using your hand. Do it every day for a week. By then it will be just another part of you grooming them.
Posted via Mobile Device
This will work for almost every horse. I use a heavy dowel rod with a sponge on the end. There are the few exceptions that it won't fix though, I've got one of them. I spent a good month fighting the good fight to get him over it and he still will "kick a barn down" to avoid it. He's great with pretty much anything else asked of him so I sedate him and don't bother with the battle.
     
    07-11-2012, 09:35 AM
  #9
Green Broke
My boy pretty much gets his out for you!

However if you want to give it a thorughly good clean and the pony wont drop it for you then you are best off getting the vet out to sedate him. A sedated horse will let it all hang out and it is far safer for you to clean perticularly if he doesnt like it.
     
    07-11-2012, 09:38 AM
  #10
QOS
Green Broke
I used baby oil on my former horse and his sheath swelled up. The vet said not to use that as it can burn their tissues. I felt so bad!!! I thought that it was gentle enough for a baby, it should be gentle enough for his man bits - wrong! The vet that comes out to the barn (he is a terrific equine vet with many many years experience) told me to clean sheaths with Dawn detergent ( don't go crazy with it though) and make sure they are rinsed clean and you shouldn't have a problem.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gelding's penis doesnt drop when he pees! SunDancesGirl91 Horse Health 9 06-21-2012 08:46 PM
Gelding rubbing his butt, time to clean his sheath? grayshell38 Horse Health 7 04-11-2012 05:15 PM
How to keep a grey gelding clean? AceofHearts15 Horse Grooming 19 11-30-2008 11:39 AM
my horse doesnt want to be with me sandy2u1 Horse Training 33 08-15-2008 12:17 AM
DOESNT LIKE GOING LEFT!!!!! CameoStone5 Horse Training 6 07-30-2007 09:42 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:41 AM.


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