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HorsesAreForever 04-14-2008 01:42 PM

Mare Cleaning [sensative areas] help!
Okay I know you have to clean a gelding sheath with Sheath soap. What about mares??? I know chances teets probably have a ton of dried mud and gunk around there. Is there something I have to clean it with or just water with dulited soap? Ive been working my way down there and shes been real quite about it, didnt mind me useing a soft brush [[face]] around her thighs or anything and even around it is pretty gross so I know it must feel bad for her in those areas. Thxs :D

Gingerrrrr 04-14-2008 02:26 PM

i use a towel and a hot bucket of water

kim_angel 04-14-2008 04:33 PM

Same as Ginger... just a towel and some warm water. I clean them until they feel like silk. :) Thankfully both of my mares have never minded me cleaning this area.

PoptartShop 04-14-2008 04:53 PM

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I do the same as both of you guys. :D Just warm water & a nice towel.
Haha, Lexi doesn't really mind, I think she likes getting cleaned anyway.

HorsesAreForever 04-14-2008 05:23 PM

ok good to know! Cause she needs a good cleaning. :) anyone else that wants to post can :)

Gingerrrrr 04-14-2008 05:51 PM

i was heard you were sappost to clean them in that area once a week. my mare LOVES it she basically falls asleep :D

PoptartShop 04-14-2008 06:15 PM

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I try to clean it once a week, but sometimes I just don't bother. lol.

jazzyrider 04-14-2008 06:16 PM

i try and do it once a week but i dont know if thats the recommended time its just how often i do it. sometimes more. especially of late because she has a shaggy baggy winter coat already and whenever we ride its still kinda warm during the days so she sweats heaps. most days i hose her down after a ride so i hose in there as well. then once a week when she has her proper bath i do it with the soapy water. ive found that since i do hose down there three or four times a week there is very little to clean up with the soapy water so the process is quicker for her especially seeing as she isnt a fan of the whole cleaning there process :)

just a side note, dont forget about her other girl area. i think that gets missed a lot and it gets pretty yukky there if you dont keep it clean. same method but i use really really mild warm soapy water with a sponge and a rubber glove ;)

Vidaloco 04-14-2008 06:30 PM

If I'm giving them a bath I clean between the teets with water. Otherwise I just use my fingers to kinda peel/rub out the gunk. Be careful when you do it. Once in awhile I get a squeel and one will attempt to kick. All my girls like it once they figure out what I'm doing, I think it must feel good. I do it about once a week.

I have to add, DON"T under any circumstances smell your fingers after you do this. Its awful. Yes, I know you will :lol:

HorsesAreForever 04-14-2008 07:07 PM

LMAO vida! I wouldnt even think about it xD I dont think chance has ever been cleaned in those areas for quite a while. Since its really starting to warm up in a few weeks, Ill bring with me 2 face cloths and put some soap in a bucket full of water and start cleaning those areas. lol just a question. Could you use like duluted mane 'n tail shampoo???

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