Easy peasy! I was hesitant at first too, but it's not that big of a deal. The only thing you should be cautious about is how your guy will respond to you being so personal with him. Just take it slow, pet him and give him light scratches all over and work your way down to his belly, eventually to his sheath. He might be a little confused and uncomfortable at first, but as long as you are reassuring and calm, he should be fine. Some geldings down right love
sheath cleaning time. It is a little embarrassing, I'll admit... but it's a health thing, it's gotta be done, and it's over before you know it.
Check out this link, it's great! http://www.equusite.com/articles/hea...Cleaning.shtml
I read it before my first sheath cleaning experience and it made me feel a lot more confident. They suggest all kinds of products, but Excalibur is the best in my opinion. Also, if you can find those gloves like the ones that come in hair coloring kits, the thin plastic type ones, they work much better than rubber gloves. Rubber has a little too much grab. Also, don't be alarmed if your guy doesn't drop. Mine didn't, he was super shy about it, so I just cleaned as best as I could. A few weeks later, he dropped in the arena and everything looked nice and clean! Just make sure you get the bean, the figure on that website makes it seem like you have to go hunting for it, but you don't. It's right there at the end.
It's simple once you start, you'll see. There isn't much to it!