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  • Sheath cleaning with ky jelly
  • Is it ok to use lanolin based cleaner on a horse's sheath

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    09-18-2013, 12:39 PM
  #21
Showing
Cielo, yes, KY is a water based personal lubricant for humans. If the horse is hesitant about dropping, it makes it easier to get your hand up in there and it makes the smegma a lot easier to clean off because it softens it up.

As for how to do it, I love this description. Very educational and entertaining all at the same time LOL.
http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...Cleaning.shtml
     
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    09-18-2013, 12:58 PM
  #22
Green Broke
Haha, this thread gave me a good smile xD

I've never cleaned my gelding's sheath... It never looked to need it .-. So, informative thread!
     
    09-18-2013, 01:06 PM
  #23
Foal
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Originally Posted by Oldhorselady    
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.
Thanks! I heard KY Jelly or a mild dish soap would work. I bought Excalabur from TSC the other day but when that runs out ill try the KY Jelly.
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    09-18-2013, 01:08 PM
  #24
Foal
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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
haha...I agree. It'd be hard to explain that it was for your horses too!
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    09-18-2013, 10:05 PM
  #25
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Originally Posted by Comanche    
Thanks! I heard KY Jelly or a mild dish soap would work. I bought Excalabur from TSC the other day but when that runs out ill try the KY Jelly.
You still have to be careful with cleaners and even mild dishsoap...you have to be sure to rinse really well. Also don't want to do it too often since it kills good bacteria along with the bad. This is why ky jelly works great....if you don't rinse it all it is ok and it doesn't kill bacteria.

If you lube up your hand really well, you can go up to your elbow inside his sheath with it. Smearing it all around will loosen up the smegma really well.
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    09-18-2013, 11:43 PM
  #26
Foal
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Originally Posted by Saranda    
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.
Ahem, speaking of this...my mother in law is visiting us this week. After I rode, my gelding fully dropped...so I grabbed it and the hose and just started rinsing off some of the dirt on the outside. I couldn't resist, I mean it was right there and dirty. Well I turn around, and there she was. Watching.
     
    09-18-2013, 11:55 PM
  #27
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Originally Posted by pbeebs    
Ahem, speaking of this...my mother in law is visiting us this week. After I rode, my gelding fully dropped...so I grabbed it and the hose and just started rinsing off some of the dirt on the outside. I couldn't resist, I mean it was right there and dirty. Well I turn around, and there she was. Watching.
Lol...that is too funny....at least it wasn't your 'father-in-law'!!!!
     
    09-19-2013, 02:05 PM
  #28
Foal
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Originally Posted by Oldhorselady    
Lol...that is too funny....at least it wasn't your 'father-in-law'!!!!
Ha! I never thought of that...Could always be worse I guess
     
    09-20-2013, 02:22 AM
  #29
Foal
My elder gelding LOVES having his sheath cleaned. If I don't keep up with it, he'll drop as if to say "Hey, Mom. This thing is looking pretty bad." The best sheath cleaner I have found is from E-Z All. I've just started cleaning my two youngest geldings, and they are actually being quite good about it. I look at it this way, keeping it clean is probably going to help decrease the chance of infection and irritation. Especially since those darn gnats swarm on a dirty sheath.
     
    11-19-2013, 08:39 PM
  #30
Weanling
Hi all I wanted to thank you for this topic and the precious infos, today I finally tried the lube (not ky jelly, but I found something similar) and I was just amazed by the results!!

My horse never allowed me to clean deeeeep inside (his penis is never outside if I'm around) until today! I think the lube really did make a difference, my glove was more slippery and it probably bothered him less.
I removed all the big crusts that I couldn't even touch... and I removed the bean!!!
I know that for some people it's pretty standard stuff, but I'm really happy that I finally could do it
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