I thought I would report that I tried the Excalibur for the first time today on my gelding and I thought it worked GREAT. Much better than baby oil or KY Jelly or anything else I have tried.
It actually allowed the gunk that grows on the walls of his sheath to peel off easily, instead of having to pry it off like I usually have to. I'm sure the horse appreciated it, and I did too!
I also felt it rinsed out cleanly with just a bucket of warm water and a sock.
The only think I didn't like about it, is the Excalibur is the consistency of soft jello. It even rolled off my hands and out of the sheath. It was really hard to get it where it needed to go! I feared I was wasting a lot if it, after loosing several good sized dollops of it, but after all was said and done, I still had over 3/4 of a bottle left. I figure there is a learning curve, and next time I won't loose as much.
So all things considered, the positives outweigh the negatives on the sheath cleaner. When I use this up, I might try a different brand just to see if it is easier to work with. But I do feel the Excalibur worked well.
My guy never drops his penis for cleaning. My only hope of cleaning it, is whatever I can reach when cleaning out the sheath, which isn't much, or after a ride if he drops it, and I clean really quick before he sucks it back up. But his penis stays pretty clean. I really only check it for beans. It's the inside of his sheath, right near the opening, where all the goobers accumulate.
What's funny is I think my 4 1/2 month old colt will be easy to clean. I have tried picking goobers out with my fingers (dry with no cleaner) and he likes it. He gets the funny grooming-lips, like he is grooming another horse, when I pick goobers out of his sheath. What a funny boy! But I'm glad he doesn't mind. That will make life easier when he is older.