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post #11 of 58 Old 11-16-2011, 11:04 PM
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I agree, it is needed for a horses heath. Make sure you get the bean out, if you have a particularly unhelpful horse or your unsure how to do it, get someone else to give you a hand or your vet. It's always better to be safe then sorry, specially for the first couple of times.

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post #12 of 58 Old 11-16-2011, 11:24 PM
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OOOOh you just wanna clean the outside? Ok, that's easy peasy. They don't even need to drop for that. When bathing (I have a hot water connection so makes it easier), reach up with the hose & rinse it out, then sponge up there with sheath cleaner or horse shampoo (I've used it for decades & never a problem) and scrub it out then hose it out. I do this every bath. My boys have clean winkies.
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post #13 of 58 Old 11-16-2011, 11:30 PM
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I have to do this soon too but I've so been putting it off


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post #14 of 58 Old 11-16-2011, 11:35 PM
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Really funny story about this topic, when I was 12 and at horse camp in Canada we had a health class everyday and this was one of the "hands on" lessons...they braught a gelding out and explained what was to be done and asked for a volunteer...I was day dreaming or something cause next thing I k ew the whole group had backed up like 10 feet so it looked like I wanted to do it....as a 12 year old and your not really even into boys yet it's so icky haha I know look back and laugh about it but oh man was I embarrassed and Ughh lol too funny, but comes with owning geldings!
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post #15 of 58 Old 11-17-2011, 07:43 AM
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We don't really have any ttrouble getting our boy to let his "thing" out....he does it every time we groom him....but if you really want it out, scratch his butt. Seriously, this is gross, but when you scratch his butt, it really comes out of hiding...and sometimes he'll even move "it"...you know ... I have no idea why he is such a pervert. He is gelded...

We put socks on our hands which work as washcloths
and use warm water to remove the various things he's usually got stuck on there. I don't use soap generally for fear of irritating "it".

What kind of soap/cleaner do you all use? Anyone ever use excalibur?
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post #16 of 58 Old 11-17-2011, 08:40 AM
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alright now I feel extremely dumb... I clean the inside but what is the bean???
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post #17 of 58 Old 11-17-2011, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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"Ok, here's the scoop. Male horses secrete a lubricant from their sheaths called smegma. Some horses produce a lot of it while others seem to have very little - it's all on an individual basis. This is the "stuff" you clean off of his penis, though it's usually dried on it. Smegma is very thick, kind of like half-dried handcream (and smells NASTY). It can collect and get trapped in the groove around the urethra. Thus creating a "bean" because the shape of the groove also shapes the smegma."

^^^ Quoted from off the internet

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Quick question, Do I have to use a kind of jelly? Or oil? I know I probably should if I have a latex glove on as that might be uncomfortable, but if I stick my finger up their to remove the bean, without a glove, do I need jelly?

E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...
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ahh... well that's the crap that comes out lol never knew it had a name... very interesting
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post #20 of 58 Old 11-17-2011, 12:32 PM
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Some people are using "sheath cleaning" to clean (like this one eZall Sheath Cleaner - Horse.com). Thank God I have mares so don't really care about.

BTW just curious... How often you supposed to do that? I clean my mares udders once/week during warm season (and yeah, I wipe their butts clean too with the sponge when I do it ).

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