Okay, so I only just entered the wonderful world of horse ownership a few months ago, and still have a LOT to learn!
My expert horse friend and I have had this ongoing joke about learning the ins and outs of sheath cleaning, although quite honestly I wasn't thrilled about it. Well, I had my cleaning lesson yesterday and I have got to tell everyone who has avoided the ordeal that I am SOOOO glad that I learned!
Apparently, the previous owner NEVER had my gelding's sheath cleaned as it was quite nasty. My friend and I spent half an hour working at making him squeaky clean. Of course I am not just telling you all this so that you can "ewww" at me....I want you to know how it benefited my horse!
I have never seen him "play" in his pasture and he is only 5. Yesterday after his cleaning, he bounded around in circles bucking and kicking as if he had never been happier! Today I rode him in our arena and he ACTUALLY PICKED UP HIS FEET! I had been thinking for the past several weeks that I would need to have the vet out to look at his back legs as he was dragging them constantly, but today he didn't at all!
I have seen other gelding owners on other forums swear up and down that they wouldn't be caught dead cleaning their boy...I wouldn't be caught dead NOT cleaning it now!
Just thought I would share!