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post #11 of 30 Old 06-06-2013, 07:43 AM
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Oh, ho-ho! So I asked the BF to help me with my gelding, as he is calm and tolerant of just about anything, so that he may learn just what it is he needs to be cleaning on his own gelding. While I didn't have my camera with me, I'll try my best to describe the scene:

First, there was the procrastinating (oh, let me wash my hands. Oh! I forgot to put the hoof pick away, etc..)
Then there was the akward looking/moving without touching
Followed immediately by eye contact with me and a face that looked like
(I think this reminds me of the "do I have to?" face children often use)
And then, when he finally got confident enough to reach around, it went something like...

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post #12 of 30 Old 06-06-2013, 09:32 AM
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAh omg thats perfect.
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post #13 of 30 Old 06-06-2013, 09:45 AM
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So there I was hand grazing my horse and I thought "what a good day to do some sheath cleaning." So I tied my horse and ran back in to the barn to grab some cleaning supplies.
I came back out and brought him back in to the front yard to graze (I like to keep his mind busy then he forgets about what's happening down there) So I started to clean, and of coarse I heard every car that was passing and I would stop what I was doing, so they wouldn't get a wrong impression. I could only imagine what a non horsey person would think.

So after the last car passed the coast was clear so I started cleaning again (I had my back to the road) and I for some reason looked up after like 30 seconds and there was a WHOLE PACK of (peddle) bikers... there, no joke, had to be around 20 of them... I of coarse didn't hear them and I think I scared them for life. They were all staring as they peddled by. It felt like time had froze! but I guess I gave them something to talk about at the dinner table tonight

BAHAHAHA sounds like something that would happen to me.

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post #14 of 30 Old 06-06-2013, 10:09 AM
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This story is hysterical. Now that my (non-horsey) husband has learned what sheath cleaning is, he has vowed that I can never have a gelding as he can't stand the though of an animal we own having to go through that.
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post #15 of 30 Old 06-06-2013, 10:55 AM
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I have one that loves it, one that is okay with it, and one that absolutely will not let me down there unless he's sedated, so I do it right after he gets his teeth done.

That's too funny. I try to clean mine back by the barn so the neighbors and drivers don't get the wrong idea
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post #16 of 30 Old 06-06-2013, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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Catrina- that was the best description of a sheath cleaning EVER! I was laughing out loud!

egrogan- men...
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post #17 of 30 Old 06-06-2013, 12:49 PM
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I never hid when I cleaned a horses sheath. I dunno. Sometimes a conversation of "What other orifice have you had your hands in" can be a great ice breaker.

I can't wait to teach my sister how to clean sheaths. My ex could never hear me talk about it, let alone mention it. I wonder why?
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post #18 of 30 Old 06-06-2013, 12:59 PM
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My first husband was JEALOUS and ANGRY that I cleaned my horse's sheath. This, as well as many other reasons, are why he was my EX-husband in about 6 months... *sigh*
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post #19 of 30 Old 06-06-2013, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Casey02 View Post
So there I was hand grazing my horse and I thought "what a good day to do some sheath cleaning."

Okay, that right there is one reason I should be glad to not be a horse owner. For me, it's "Hey, this would be a good day for a visit to the park." Or "Hmm, the fridge is getting low again. Good day to do some grocery shopping."

But that....that...never usually crosses my mind. Now if I had a horse, and it was a gelding...I suppose it would have to. But in the mean time, today's just a good day for me to finish getting ready to go to work, since I have to anyway.
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post #20 of 30 Old 06-06-2013, 07:57 PM
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Oh the awkward things we will do when we own these big brutes. I balk at the thought of human farts, but have no problem picking up horse droppings with my bare hands to examine for parasites.
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