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post #21 of 33 Old 01-24-2009, 07:06 PM
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post #22 of 33 Old 01-24-2009, 07:44 PM
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A horses sheath certainiatly shouldnt need cleaning once a month, thats just stupid and it can argivte the horses penis, can even cause swelling etc making it hard to pee.
A geldings sheath would need to be cleaned probably once every 6 months as they generally dont let it hang so that it can flake off where as stallions may let it "out to play" every three hours or so even during breeding season, Stallions sheaths should be cleaned once a year if not less.
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Showjumplife, had to go back to the original post, never caught the once a month reference. You are right, for most geldings 2 x's a year is sufficient. This will depend on the individual horse, like Walka who does extend alot (he's very proud ) and doesn't get real gunky up there.

However, most of the breeders that I know cleaned their stallions often, though I'm sure with gentle cleansers, during breeding season so as not to cause any infections ect... to the mare. I am not a breeder, so I can only go by what I have seen and been told by those breeders that I know.
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My horse would probably let me do anything, but hubbies horse is another story. I think I'll have the vet do it LOL,(I'll watch CLOSELY) dont really want to venture in there not knowing what Im doing.


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ROFLOL Regal, that was hilarious.

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A horses sheath certainiatly shouldnt need cleaning once a month, thats just stupid and it can argivte the horses penis, can even cause swelling etc making it hard to pee.
A geldings sheath would need to be cleaned probably once every 6 months as they generally dont let it hang so that it can flake off where as stallions may let it "out to play" every three hours or so even during breeding season, Stallions sheaths should be cleaned once a year if not less.
I have to disagree... it totally depends on the horse and his "cleanliness". Some horses (like mine) get their sheath cleaned about every 2 months, he is very oily and dirt sticks to it like a magnet. Sure, some horses can go 6 months - but I'm sure you'll have to do some digging to get everything out.

And stallions have their sheaths cleaned much more often than once a year, especially breeding stallions. I know about 12 breeders who wash their stallions' sheaths everytime they either live cover or they are just collecting from the dummy. As another poster said, the mare can get hurt if there is debris on the sheath/penis... even something like a hair can spell trouble.
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Question: What the heck is the 'bean' ??
My old Arab used have a crusty yellow layer around his willy (when dropped, of course) which I had to rinse and rub off - but that's all I thought..?
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we have our vet clean them although our vet did not say our horses needed to be done once a month. She gives them a little traculizer (spelled that way wrong) and they drop real quick.

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Question: What the heck is the 'bean' ??
My old Arab used have a crusty yellow layer around his willy (when dropped, of course) which I had to rinse and rub off - but that's all I thought..?
a bean is like a little round thing thats stuck up in the hole where the pee comes out. Those need to be taken out too. Thats why we get our vet to do it.

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