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post #1 of 13 Old 05-19-2008, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Does this sound ok?

Ok, so the other day I cleaned Thunder's sheath for the first time. Well, most of it. He did ok....I didnt go deep into it and grab the penis because I was just trying to get him used to the idea of me being there when necessary. I used Exalibur and put a little about 3 inches in and rubbed it around. Waited 5 minutes, then started trying to pull some of the smegma off. I did at times spray the hose in and around there, not very hard, but enough so that all the soap would come out. I figured that the next time I try, he'll either get used to dropping, or it will be lower to grab. I used papertowels to rub some of the smegma off in there, and kept rinsing. I was pretty sure all the soap was out, so that was the end. I just cleaned in the "cave" area. Well I went out there yesterday (which was a few days after we did it) and he was continuously halfway dropped out. Usually he sucks it in for most of the time, but it was half way out the whole time I was out there. Is that ok, or does it mean it could be irritated? Oh and it was 90 degrees out too. Thanks![/i]
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-19-2008, 07:00 PM
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Not to be funny, but are there any mares near you? My neighbors horses stay "90 degrees out" when the mares are around!

Also, the Excalibur is designed ONLY for the outside of the penis. I have this vision in my head about the "Cave" area....hhhmmmm. Make sure ALL soap is off or it will become irritated!! Think of us as humans and how itchy and irritated we get when we can't get all the soap out of our hair, underarms, etc. Well, think of your poor baby's privates! YIKES!
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-19-2008, 07:31 PM
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^^^ I agree! It might be worth giving it a good old rinse (inside) and be double sure all the soap is out. If it doesnt improve id call the vet. But if its just irritation it should calm down once its all free from the source of irritation

P.s. Im going to move this to the health section :)

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post #4 of 13 Old 05-19-2008, 07:43 PM
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Make sure all of that is out, or it could cause irritation. ;) It's okay if you didn't know that it's only for the outside.

LOL maybe there were some mares around? Or he could've just been relaxing, it was a bit hot!

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post #5 of 13 Old 05-19-2008, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys! Ya I call the inner part of the sheath a cave lol, it's only when you reach up about 3-5 inches....not super deep. Hmmm so what do I use then? Thanks again!
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post #6 of 13 Old 05-20-2008, 09:17 AM
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excaliber has always been what I use, no one has ever said you can't use it in the sheath area. That is what it was made for. It is made with tea tree oil which rinses easily and is ph balanced for this. What you don't want to use is Dish detergent or soap. That dries and irritates.

The vet uses Nolvasan mixed with warm water and a bunch of clean paper towels in a bucket of warm water. She keep using them until the paper towels come clean, throws the dirty ones on the ground when she is done with each one.

Never GRAB or PULL on the penis to try to get it out. That will hurt the horse, possibly cause damage.
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-20-2008, 09:22 AM
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Colleen that's what I meant. But wasn't sure if she was washing inside the sheath without it dropping. Excalibur is good stuff but can be irritable if not rinsed completely!
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-20-2008, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys! Im g9oing to see him today, so ill find out then. Ya I was washing inside without him dropping, but not way up there. I was wiping and rinsing until it came clean, so im pretty sure it will be fine, I was just a little worried that spraying water upt here would irritate it. I also didnt use warm water. I know better next time. Thanks!
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post #9 of 13 Old 05-20-2008, 01:53 PM
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most of my geldings have not ever liked to drop for a washing. I wish they did. It would make it 100x easier!
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-20-2008, 04:38 PM
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Was he just standing around in the heat half asleep or were you doing something with him? Mine often snooze with their privates blown in the wind......
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