Sheath Cleaning & the Bean

Discussion in 'Horse Management' started by entreat, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. CatabyWarmbloods

    CatabyWarmbloods Active Member

    Yep - as said previous, the bean is inside the penis. Just peel back the skin around the 'wee hole' (can't spell tonight) and you'll see the build up there, it does get quite deep and you'll really have to get up in there to get it all out.

    My boys range from ready to go ninja-murder-style on you as soon as you look at their flank, to one of mine who does get excited over the process. The quietest is my stallion, just plonk down on a bucket at his flank and go to work, he just doesn't hang it out for me but I get the sheath cleaned easy enough, and usually grab him when he's got it out on his own to do the bean clean.
  2. Roskyle Mr GingerbreadMan

    Roskyle Mr GingerbreadMan Well-known Member

    i had my pony for nearly 3 years and only saw him "hang it out" a few times, i have hosed up there a couple of times but i never knew you have to clean for beans and stuff, he never put it out to wee either! Jasper just got sold last week and now im really worried he might of had a bean, but i cant do anything because i dont have him anymore ';'
  3. shadowkat

    shadowkat Well-known Member

    QSS gets WAY too much pleasure in putting those photos up... I think she wants me to get done for bestiality :p
  4. CatabyWarmbloods

    CatabyWarmbloods Active Member

    Oh no... you'd only get done if she snapped photo's of you cleaning my 17hh Chestnut TB gelding.... *sage nod*

    I feel.... disgusted after I've cleaned him... I know it makes it easier, but still... damn...
  5. Que Sera Sera

    Que Sera Sera Well-known Member

    Nah I already have evidence to get Kat done for horsey porn. Got to have something to bribe her with LOL

    Still waiting to get Merrylegs in a compromising piccie though.
  6. simeon

    simeon New Member

    I had my Apaches whistle cleaned last week at the vet while he was already sedated for teeth it only cost $15! He's also very shy unless hes drugged. My other boy Shaun had his done by clean as whistle when they came to PC. He's always got his out for the world to see!
  7. Cheeki

    Cheeki Gold Member

    LOL QSS the photos are fantastic hahah :p

    Just realized I no longer have a gelding to clean! Woohoo!
    My mares boobies get checked and cleaned regularly - how do others clean their boobies? water? a gentle soap?

    Jed never used to mind (never found something he did mind), he learned it was easier to accept it, although he never did look at the me same afterwards LOL

    Another question - how often do you clean/de-bean? I look over at the american forums (just a glance, admin, I'm a true stockyardian supporter hehe), and they seem to wash the willy with a light soap/oil weekly! IMO that's a little too much? what about the natural oils and process that goes on in there?
  8. Izzy

    Izzy New Member

    Do you guys think obstetric lubricant/gel would be ok for sheath cleaning?

    So far it's been warm water, but recently I did a clean on my boys with KY Jelly and it worked really well, but it's quite pricey. The obstetric lube you can get for about $25 for 5 litres, and it's got antibacterial qualities too.

    Personally, I figure if you'd put it in the bottom, why not the sheath? :p
  9. shadowkat

    shadowkat Well-known Member

    Izzy, is it water-based, safe to leave on the skin, and non-irritating? If so, then I think you'll be fine :)
  10. Izzy

    Izzy New Member

    Here's a link to it. There's not heaps of information, but enough to get a rough idea of it.

    Ilium Obstetrical Lubricant 5L

    It says it's greaseless, which means it's not oil-based (only other possibility it water based then), non-irritant and water soluble. I'm not sure if it's ok to leave on, so I might ask my vet and see what he thinks. I like the antibacterial factor though, but if its too intense it'll kill all the good bacteria too. hmmm...

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