Yesterday I noticed my horse was standing like he was going to pee, but nothing happened so I geared myself up to clean his sheath today and try and find a bean. So I went out to the barn this morning and enlisted a friend to help me, mostly in case he tried to kick me. I should mention that there was a pee spot in his stall (we checked) so it's not like he can't pee, just maybe like he feels he has to but then doesn't.
I managed to clean a bunch of smegma out from the inside of his sheath but I could not get him to drop. A few times he looked like he was going to drop but then the tractor or something would get his attention so he didn't. I couldn't check for a bean. I plan on going back out when they bring everyone in and it's all quiet then maybe he'll drop and I can poke around in peace.
That's not my problem really, I noticed while I was cleaning that one side of his sheath seems slightly swollen, it's not huge and I only noticed it because it felt different to the other side, a little bigger. Looking at it I could hardly tell. Could this be a result of how much gunk was stuck up in there? I mean there was a lot, I got loads out when I was rubbing the excalibur in and then when we washed it out a lot more came out with the water. Do I need to be concerned that he might have an infection?
It's odd because I cleaned him not too long ago and didn't find a bean then but I did get a lot of smegma that time too. I'm going to check it tomorrow and if it's still swollen by monday I think i'll call the vet out. Me and my friend are going to check for a bean again tomorrow. Oh, another thing, he was very very pissy when I got him out of the field today, then I went to work him and he had this look in his eye like "if you try and ride me I will dump you off". He was just in a really bad mood today, probably because of his gunked up penis, poor baby.