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        09-17-2013, 06:01 PM
      #11
    Super Moderator
    Almost forgot to mention. The most, I mean, the MOST important thing to remember about sheath cleaning - make sure you don't do it unintentionally before the eyes of unhorsey folk, especially, if they have kids around. That sometimes creates some veeeeeery awkward conversations.
         
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        09-17-2013, 07:45 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I have one gelding who will come up to the fence lift a leg and allow himself to be hosed out. He loves it. I have another gelding that hates it, but requires cleaning as he has some grey horse tumors in that area and yes he has been seen by a Vet. So don't go there.
    Cleaning the sheath is important and they can get squamous cell carcinoma in there.
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        09-17-2013, 08:08 PM
      #13
    Super Moderator
    I just discussed this topic with a friend who also owns a gelding. She regularly checks on his sheath situation, but has never opted to clean it, as it rarely has any buildup at all, and, if it has, he seems to get rid of it naturally. Has never showed any discomfort and a bean has never been discovered either. This is a case when I agree - sheath cleaning would be unnecessary. She has owned the gelding for about 5 years now and he's dark pigmented down there, if it matters. My boy is also dark pigmented (with a couple of light patches), but normally I can scoop out a handful of smegma with one movement about once a month.
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        09-17-2013, 08:50 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Thanks everyone! I have only had him just over a month and I can tell he needs it done. His privates hang out a little and don't seem to fully go back in BUT I board him so I don't always see him everyday so it might go in at some point. I am going out tomorrow to clean his sheath.
         
        09-17-2013, 11:39 PM
      #15
    Started
    Ky jelly is your friend and your horses. If it doesn't get all rinsed off, it's ok. It loosens the smegma really well.
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        09-18-2013, 12:26 AM
      #16
    Showing
    ^^Agreed. Since I've got so many horses and all but 2 are geldings, I usually buy my KY (off brand but still water based) off the internet because, let's face it, it's uncomfortable to walk into a store and buy either an industrial sized bottle of lube or clear out every small bottle on the shelf LOL. I'm not normally shy about stuff, but that makes me feel like everyone is eyeballing me .

    I like this stuff...and it comes in an easy to use pump bottle.
    Http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006JR1N72/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=OX4DECX9Z5R0&coliid=I20MUIVJXO0U1U
         
        09-18-2013, 01:02 AM
      #17
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    ^^Agreed. Since I've got so many horses and all but 2 are geldings, I usually buy my KY (off brand but still water based) off the internet because, let's face it, it's uncomfortable to walk into a store and buy either an industrial sized bottle of lube or clear out every small bottle on the shelf LOL. I'm not normally shy about stuff, but that makes me feel like everyone is eyeballing me .

    I like this stuff...and it comes in an easy to use pump bottle.
    Amazon.com: Passion Lubes, Natural Water-Based Lubricant, 34 Fluid Ounce: Health & Personal Care
    All I can say is....thank goodness I work in the operating room! Our department had ky jelly in our cystoscopy packs, that we weren't allowed to use....so everyone would save it for me. I had ky coming out of my ears for a looooooong time....lol. I never had to buy it, so I never thought of it that way! Of course, I got funny looks at work until I explained....lol.
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        09-18-2013, 07:31 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    I live in another country so the name "ky jelly" doesn't mean anything to me, is it a lubricant for "human" use? I'm not shy, I would buy it if it can be of help My gelding is fine letting me clean the sheath, but he doesn't really want me to touch his penis, so everything that might help is welcome. I think his smegma crusts are too huge to just leave alone.

    I know that the bean exists but it's sort of a vague concept, do any of you know of a website where they have a pic or a very very clear description? I cannot figure out if my horse has it or not.

    Thanks to all :)
         
        09-18-2013, 07:37 AM
      #19
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    ^^Agreed. Since I've got so many horses and all but 2 are geldings, I usually buy my KY (off brand but still water based) off the internet because, let's face it, it's uncomfortable to walk into a store and buy either an industrial sized bottle of lube or clear out every small bottle on the shelf LOL. I'm not normally shy about stuff, but that makes me feel like everyone is eyeballing me .

    I like this stuff...and it comes in an easy to use pump bottle.
    Amazon.com: Passion Lubes, Natural Water-Based Lubricant, 34 Fluid Ounce: Health & Personal Care
    That is hilarious!
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        09-18-2013, 09:19 AM
      #20
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    Originally Posted by Cielo Notturno    
    I live in another country so the name "ky jelly" doesn't mean anything to me, is it a lubricant for "human" use? I'm not shy, I would buy it if it can be of help My gelding is fine letting me clean the sheath, but he doesn't really want me to touch his penis, so everything that might help is welcome. I think his smegma crusts are too huge to just leave alone.

    I know that the bean exists but it's sort of a vague concept, do any of you know of a website where they have a pic or a very very clear description? I cannot figure out if my horse has it or not.

    Thanks to all :)
    Ky is a lubricant found in the female isle at the store. I think if you make having your hands around that area as a part of your regular routine, he will come around. Just start a little at a time, not making it obvious to him and brush and massage around the area at first.
         

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