I know there are probably several old posts on cleaning sheaths. I think I even replied to some of them myself. But is there a way to keep a gelding's sheath cleaner?
My guy doesn't get beans very often, but he gets really crusty, stuck-on accumulation just inside his sheath. Like maybe the first 4 inches, in all directions. I don't mean his penis, it seems to stay rather clean. It's the inside of the sheath itself that gets so, so grungy!
And not just grungy, but I know if it accumulates too much, it makes him uncomfortable. For instance, before I started cleaning him more often, he would stop frequently during out rides, assume the peeing position, but not pee. It would take about 3 times of him stopping before he would actually pee.
Now I know what the problem is, and I clean his sheath about once a month, and he pees great, first try.
I guess what I am asking is, is there anything that would help keep the goobers from sticking and getting so hard and dry up in there?
And does the Excalibur sheath cleaner work well?
Currently I have been using an old sock, warm water, and either baby shampoo, personal lubricant or baby oil to try to soften and remove the goobers. None work that well. Baby oil does the best job, but I worry that may add to the smegma build up.
Any other ideas on what would help keep him cleaner? I know he hates having the goobers removed, so I know it's not real comfortable for him to be cleaned all the time. Plus it isn't my favorite task either. But I am happy doing it if it keep him clean and well. But there must be a way to keep the goobers from sticking so much? Do I just have a dirty horse or why would he have to be cleaned so often?