I'm just wondering what your views are on sheath cleaning. Do you do it yourself or do you get the vet out to do it?
I have a quote from the vet which is £80 but includes sedation. No one I know that has done it themselves has ever had their horse sedated for it to be done.
Upon checking with the lady I got him from to see if he was sedated when he'd had it done in the past (who was temporarily looking after him for a few weeks until I got him) said she doesn't think he's had it done at all before (he's 9 years old, ex racehorse). The other ex racehorses I've had have been mares so I don't know if it's standard for gelded racehorses not to have their sheaths cleaned?
Can anyone shed some light on this and what their view would be on 'doing it yourself VS getting the vet to do it'. I have absolutely no issues with the cost, it's more about the sedation. Would he really need to be sedated if the vet were to do it or is that only something we can find out when we try it?