My gelding had a huge bean!! I guess I should of cleaned his sheath earlier! It's been cold and this horse usually barely has a bean at all! Well not this time! It was freaking huge ok I mean not a golf ball or anything but pretty darn big. I feel so bad. I checked because I was giving him a bath and he has been rubbing his tail which is not an unsually behavior for him due to allegries and constant battle with NTWs.
I just feel like a bad mommy! Espically after an AMAZING ride! I think we finally figured out and dealt with all of his soundness issues!! Wahoo!
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male horses are self cleaning you should only clean the sheath if advsed via vet for medical reason if however you want to him then just buy a bottle of baby oil as it has no addictives in it and put some in a spray water bottle and just spay his under carriage or put some on a clean sponge and just wie around the rim
you can cause more harm than good as people will tend to clean a sheaf when its doesnt need it as the bateria of your hands or gloves can cause problems
Uh... I've gotten in trouble for NOT cleaning my boy for months. I took my high school boyfriend to the barn for the very first time to meet my other boy. Well, lo and behold, as I take him out of his stall, all proud and mighty, I glance under his belly and his sheath is swollen to the size of a baseball! I almost died with embarrassment and worry. I had to call my trainer who was away at a show to make sure his life wasn't in danger or something. lol
Tru never seems to get a bean. Ever. Is that really normal? I clean him about 4 times a year, more if he's rubbing his tail out.