Originally Posted by xilikeggs0
I'm so glad I have a mare.
Whatchutalkinabout?!!! I gotta clean my mare, LOL!
I've found that on mares that have foaled, they get what I call "Cheese Shingles" in between their teats. It smells just as foul as smegma (the technical name for the cheese that forms on a male horse's penis). So I just use a gentle soap when it needs to be cleaned =)
I've come to find I only see this in mares that have foaled. I'm guessing because the skin around their teats had stretched and grown when filling with milk, then got stretched even more and pulled when the baby was nursing. So when the milk dried up, the excess skin remained =)
I live by a busy road, and when I clean my geldings people honk at me. So far no one has called the Sherriff or the SPCA! ;D After doing so many degrating and disgusting things with horses (NOTHING DIRTY!! Stuff like dressing really nasty wounds, draining puss out of an abcess, etc) I have found that I don't really care what people think anymore, LOL! Cleaning a gelding is just another one of those "wonderful" little perks of horse ownership!