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post #11 of 26 Old 03-30-2009, 12:01 AM Thread Starter
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I'm dreading this... but it seems easy enough to do... nw i'm hoping that none of my family members come out...

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post #12 of 26 Old 04-01-2009, 01:30 AM
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Excalibur is a great sheath cleaner. It softens all the gunk and makes the experience pretty simple.

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post #13 of 26 Old 04-01-2009, 01:36 AM
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I've always been told mares have to be done too?
I've never actually seen anyone doing this though lol.

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post #14 of 26 Old 04-01-2009, 02:37 AM
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All the mares at the barn get their teats cleaned. Apperently there is a build up.

I seen a step by step guide to sheath cleaning, actually a few. and they all say wear gloves, make sure nobody is watching, rinse well, and make sure you have a good speech for the person who will show up even though you took all precautions to ensure you'd be alone.
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post #15 of 26 Old 04-01-2009, 11:53 PM
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You can use baby oil a day before to soften things up and I use a sock over my hand or one of those one size fits all gloves and works as a great lil scrubber lol! My gelding gets gross and has to be done very often!

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post #16 of 26 Old 04-05-2009, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Britt View Post
Ok... sounds easy enough...

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

ok there is one other thing they forgot to tell you that in the pee hole there is a thing call the limabean and you need to get it out or it will cause the horse to not want to pee and can cause an infection
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post #17 of 26 Old 04-05-2009, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by xilikeggs0 View Post
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!

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post #18 of 26 Old 04-05-2009, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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I have to clean my mare about once a month...

I cleaned my boy the other day... surprisingly, he was perfect and didn't mind it at all...

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post #19 of 26 Old 04-05-2009, 10:19 PM
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Heres an AWESOME site on sheath cleaning for those interested:

I have two I have to clean just as soon as the weather warms up. Sammy is just nasty...Loki probably is as well. I normally only clean my dude's once a year, it's generally advised not to do it more than twice a year as you can kill the good bacteria in there.

Also, Excalibur soap is your friend, and shoulder length gloves. Good luck xD

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post #20 of 26 Old 04-05-2009, 10:29 PM
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Run my hand under a hose and put some soap on it. IDK what soap I use, since we just stick random soaps into ketchup bottles and use them. lol.
Stick it in [ewww] rumage around for a little while, pull your hand out, wash it off and rub off whatever came on into a bucket- do it over again. (:
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