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  • Cleaning stallions sheath
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    01-24-2009, 06:06 PM
  #21
Trained
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Originally Posted by northernmama    
Maybe you have to put a hoof in warm water!LOL

ROTFL!!! I just spit all over the place!!!!
     
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    01-24-2009, 06:44 PM
  #22
Foal
A horses sheath certainiatly shouldnt need cleaning once a month, that's 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 don't 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.
     
    01-24-2009, 06:55 PM
  #23
Green Broke
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.
     
    01-24-2009, 09:15 PM
  #24
Banned
Lol regal
     
    01-24-2009, 10:49 PM
  #25
Foal
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) don't really want to venture in there not knowing what Im doing.
     
    01-24-2009, 10:57 PM
  #26
Showing
ROFLOL Regal, that was hilarious.
     
    01-25-2009, 01:18 AM
  #27
Started
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Originally Posted by ShowJumpLife    
A horses sheath certainiatly shouldnt need cleaning once a month, that's 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 don't 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.
     
    01-25-2009, 02:55 AM
  #28
Foal
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..?
     
    01-25-2009, 02:58 PM
  #29
Weanling
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.
     
    01-25-2009, 03:01 PM
  #30
Weanling
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Originally Posted by worldofhorses    
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 that's stuck up in the hole where the pee comes out. Those need to be taken out too. That's why we get our vet to do it.
     

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