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Advice for sheath cleaning on stallion w/out much handling

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tiffanie bennett
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Username: Benntiffanie

Post Number: 8
Registered: 04-2008
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 06:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I purchased a stallion that has really never been aggressive towards me, but he does not like attention unless it is in very small doses. He starts to get pissy and adgetated if you mess with him much. I want to desensitize him to having his sheath cleaned so that it is not a stressful experience for him (or me). Any advice on how to ease him into that? He has pretty much been pasture bred without much human interference his whole life, and is 11 yrs old. Normally I would exercise them until they are not in an argumentative mood before starting something like this, but he was severely injured as a foal and too much physical activity can be painful for him. Any suggestions?
 

Jos
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Post Number: 2962
Registered: 10-1999
Posted on Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 10:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Do you mean sheath cleaning or penis cleaning? There is little point behind sheath cleaning with most stallions as they masturbate on a regular basis (every 90 minutes or so!) and consequently dislodge most of the smegma that one needs to wash off with a gelding (there are exceptions, but they are rare). Washing the penis prior to collection or breeding is however recommended (with clean warm water only). To do that, the simplest thing is to tease the stallion until he gets an erection and then step in and wash. Be careful, as some may at least initially until they understand the routine kick, but stick with it and they will figure out that washing the penis means good things are soon going to happen!
 

tiffanie bennett
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Username: Benntiffanie

Post Number: 9
Registered: 04-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 01:21 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Jos, that is the approach that I have always taken with penis cleaning. I though that it was important to clean their sheaths too, and I am pretty sure that with the lack of handling that he has had that is has not happened before... So, if it is really not that important, then I won't worry about it.
 

Jos
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Post Number: 2969
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Posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The need for sheath cleaning in a gelding is questionable in most cases and probably more important to the owners than the horses... :-)
 

RAS
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Username: Bbr10

Post Number: 4
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 07:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just got a gelding and I believe they cleaned his sheath before me.I never knew you needed to do it and when I figured that out my recent gelding would not allow me to do that... .....But how would you go about doing this? Thanks all



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