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post #1 of 26 Old 03-27-2009, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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First Timer at Sheath Cleaning

My three year old gelding has never had his sheath cleaned. I've noticed lately that he has icky spots between his upper legs and has a bit of build-up on his... you know. I've NEVER cleaned a gelding before... What exactly do I do and how? I've been reading online, but keep getting confused... I've heard that you can use regular Dial bathsoap and water... is that true? What can you use besides the sheath cleaning stuff that you can buy, because I don't have the money to buy any...? I was going to get a vet out to do it for the first time, but since I can't (money issues), it's going to be me doing it.

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post #2 of 26 Old 03-27-2009, 06:08 PM
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Heres a topic I started about gelding baths, it may have some usefull info for you to read

Gelding baths

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post #3 of 26 Old 03-27-2009, 06:11 PM
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The sheath cleaning song

The sheath cleaning song

Sing it to the tune of "Hello Mother, Hello Father."

How's it hangin'?
So much cleaner.
Aren't you glad I
washed your wiener?
I'll admit it's
kinda creepy
that I had to stick my arm up in your pee-pee.

It was sticky.
It was gunky.
It felt icky.
It smelled funky.
It was cruddy,
It was crusty--
when you stuck it out, it creaked like it was rusty.

After half an
hour of toilin'
and of squirtin'
baby oil in,
you're as fresh there
as a daisy.
Either this means I love you or else I'm crazy!!!
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post #4 of 26 Old 03-27-2009, 06:26 PM
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OMG! I'm rolling on the floor, Spyder! I'm gonna have to share that!

As far as actual cleaning, I have 2 geldings, and I've not really ever given them a "good cleaning". Usually when I give them a bath, if they "present arms", I'll use the hose & the sweat scraper if there is crud there. It might take a little, but it will come off. I have heard about people using antibacterial soap, but it really needs to be rinsed well.

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Haha OMG spyder that is the FUNNIEST thing I've ever heard!!!


Anyway, I just use Dawn dish soap. Its a very mild soap. My vet told me to use it. Anywho, I normally touch him until he drops and then pick out the crud from inside the sheath. Then just apply a small ammount of Dawn and work it to a gentle lather, then rinse, rinse, RINSE!!

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Ok... sounds easy enough...




I love the sheath cleaning song! Lol... It's hilarious!

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I like Dove dish soap.. very mild.

1. WEAR GLOVES!!!! that stench is nasty and it sticks with you a few days if you don't.

2. Use warm water if possible.. and apply a liberal amount of soap on the glove and stick it in his sheath.. you can go pretty much up to your elbow! just work it around really good and start picking out the crud.. wait like 10 minutes to let to soap have some time to work and pick out the crud. It may take up to 30 minutes for him to get comfortable and drop (so you can clean the penis) if he drops at all.

3. On the head of the penis is the pee hole and there is a crease around the pee hole which is wear the bean is located. Take your finger and go all the way around in there to make sure you get it out.

4. Rinse reallly really really good!

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Thanks...

I just hope no one comes around while I'm cleaning him.. I don't think it'd go down too well. lol.

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lol my brother came out when I was cleaning one of mine's sheath. You should have seen the look on his face :P

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I'm so glad I have a mare.
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