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post #1 of 5 Old 01-12-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Cleaning a sheath in the winter!?

One of my geldings needs his sheath cleaned, and I am wondering what the best thing to do is ? Here its pretty cold out, and the barn isn't heated .. and neither is the water, so I would have to bring warm water from the house. Now, I have heard that baby oil works well, but then someone else said it can cause a reaction. So what DOES work well for winter time cleaning!? Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-12-2011, 08:40 PM
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I just used the sheath cleaning solution I used all the time; warm water, soft rag, and lightly patted it dry...but my horse enjoyed cleaning time...I have a mare now, and it's so much easier....although I could do without the urine stained stockings all the time! hahaha

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-12-2011, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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My issue is that the smegma that had built up in there is STUCK to him, so just warm water and a rag isn't going to do much, and I don't want to rub him raw.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-12-2011, 09:20 PM
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Just use latex gloves and pick out what you can by hand. Most of it should readily come off with a bit of effort. If it's nasty greasy and gunky, then a little baby oil should do the trick. However, I would get the dry stuff and big bits out first, before you put any oil on. The oil should loosen up the greasy nasties pretty well. You don't have to rinse out the baby oil.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-12-2011, 11:21 PM
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Baby oil to loosen it, paper towel to remove it, and baby wipes to clean up. No water or frozen horsie part.

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