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..?
Yea, the above poster is right. It is a greenish-gray buildup and it's actually pretty round, like a lima bean! When the horse drops you kind can push the opening of the urethra to the side and the bean should pop out. It sounds gross but it's not that bad, if they aren't removed they can get so big the horse cannot drop to pee and they can be painful.
The first time I got my horse's bean out I just went for it and it popped right out, no problems. I had no idea what I was doing, but it worked! And come to find out, I did it right!