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Let’s face it. Cleaning your horse's sheath is not the most pleasant experience but it needs to be done. Many people shy away from it completely but it is an essential part of being a good care taker to your horse.
You will need good old fashioned water, preferably warm and Equiderma Sheath, Udder and Genital Cleanser. Latex glove or a sock turned inside out. This helps to remove the smegma faster.
Whichever method you choose lubricate your hand well with Equiderma Sheath, Udder and Genital Cleanser before you get started. You may have to stop while cleaning to add more Equiderma to your hands or gloves.
Sometimes a horse can be violently opposed to having his nether region violated. It’s not worth getting kicked or starting a fight with your horse. Save both yourselves the trauma. Bring in the big guns and have your veterinarian tranquilize him. Once tranquilized, the penis becomes relaxed and it will drop on its own.
Roll up your sleeves, and make sure your not wearing your Sunday best. This is a messy business.
Assemble your horse, hose, sock, or glove and your Equiderma cleanser.
***Please use warm water if at all possible.***
If you’re lucky enough to have gotten your horse to drop his penis a cold blast of water will send it packing. Sometimes warm water is all that is needed to get a shy penis to emerge. However, you can still do a good job even if he hasn’t dropped. It just requires a little more effort on your part, and makes the job messier.
Use your hose to get the sheath and its inhabitant wet. If your horse hasn’t dropped turn the hose on semi-slow and insert it inside the sheath chamber.
Make sure you have lots of Equiderma on your hand, sock/glove and apply it to the area. Begin washing the penis. You’ll feel the smegma and will gently begin to peel it off. If your horse is especially dirty you should apply your sheath cleanser and leave it on for a 10 minutes. Smegma can adhere like it has been super glued on and if you try to pull it off right away it can be extremely painful for your boy.
Let Equiderma do its work and begin to melt the smegma. Now is the time to check for a “bean”.
Gently push back the top of the penis. You’ll see the “bean” and if it isn’t too large it will slide out with a little help. If it is large you’ll have to get your finger behind it a little and slide/ pull it out with your thumb and forefinger. Remember to rinse really well after this step.
Now all that's left to do is to rinse the area thoroughly. Slide the hose up inside and gently jostle it around until the water runs clear and no more chunks of smegma are coming out. This last step will loosen any pieces left behind.