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Ahh the joys of sheath cleaning..
Boy do I remember the "joys" of sheath cleaning. :shock: Do all of you guys clean your horses sheath? I know at Dixie we were required to do it at least once a month. I'm not the best at it and Samson did NOT like his "happy place" touched. I suppose it didn't help that one of the barn hands kicked him in the stomach the last time she tried to clean him. :evil:
Anyway, I'm going to assume yes but I thought I would ask anyway, do mules need their sheath cleaned as well? LOL How well would this work with them?
Now, I could never get Sammy to drop, so what is the trick to getting that magic bean?:lol:
I have one horse that's not a problem at all. But one of my other's is a big problem, can never get him to drop...Curious to see people's tricks.
Walka doesn''t love having his "happy place" touched either. What I do is get everything ready and handy, than I brush and massage hime all over, this relaxes him. Once he drops, I can get the bean and wash him. I have just enough time to do this before he retracts, than I can go in and clean the sheath itself, and rinse, rinse, rinse. Thank goodness he's a very clean horse, doesn't need a lot of work there.:lol:
My horse wont have any of it. He is a weird horse about anything with his nether regions. He wont even pee if im around, when we go to shows i always make sure to have someone watch him and i will walk away for awhile becuase he will not pee infront of me, he definatly wont drop either, which makes it hard to do anything. If anyone had any tips or ideas please let me know!
Oh yes, I want to know too. My girlfriend was just asking me about this and I've never had to do it. Her new gelding needs to be done and we're both lost!
Someone has posted funny directions for sheath training on this forum.
Some advice: When you groom regularly touch his nether-regions so he's used to it. Get a pail of warm water and a bunch of K-Y since it won't hurt your horse if you don't get it all washed off. Put a bunch of KY on your hand (use gloves if you're squeamish) and go for the gold. You should be able to feel the gunk and the KY will help you remove it. Go into the inner sanctum...you may have to reach all the way up to your shoulder.
Gently tease out "little man" (If you have a braggart he may just drop. Consider this a compliment as your boy is comfortable around you.) Look for the bean which may be located a little way inside the small pencil sized urethra. Remove the bean.
Rinse. Please remember that old ladies and children somehow show up every time you touch your boy's "little man."
i have to take my one gelding in to get clean because he goes from my mellow gentlemen to psycho crazy horse and at 27 years old its just easier to let the vet do him my other gelding has always been really calm and mellow since he was a baby makes it easier dont really have a trick though sorry
The directions on the excalibur bottle say something to the effect of "gently pull the penis out of the sheath..." Yea, I still haven't figured out how to do this, let alone find a horse that will.
My guy won't drop for me to clean it, so I just go in after it. However if you whistle some horses will drop - supposedly, it makes them want to pee. I tried, my guy's started coming out but then I think he remembered what was going on.
To get the bean I just put him in cross ties and curry away. As soon as he relaxes and drops then I go down grab it with one hand and get the bean with the other... done. gross, but done.
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