Saturday, August 27, 2011

How to clean a gelding's sheath

I found a really good video on TheHorse.com, showing how to do a thorough cleaning of a horse's sheath.  I can't embed this one, but you can get to it here:

Sheath Cleaning for Male Horses: How-To Video

I have done a little sheath cleaning here and there on Panama, but nothing very thorough.  He doesn't get very dirty, probably because he drops down a lot.  When the vet examined Rondo on Tuesday, though, he said he needs to be cleaned.  I wanted to make sure I knew how to do a thorough cleaning, and that I was looking in the right place for beans (Panama never has any, so I was beginning to doubt I was doing it right!).  The video is really helpful, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is going to attempt this themselves!

Don't watch the video if this kind of thing makes you squeamish, though — it's rather explicit!

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