OverviewHusbandry topics are items that help the horse owner manage the horses in their care. There are a lot more topics to add, but these will get you started with the basics.
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When I started out with horses in 1973, it was on a Thoroughbred training farm. As the horses were cooled out after training, once a week their sheaths were cleaned right in the shed row and without restraint or sedation.
Summary: Cleaning the sheath does not require the penis to be exposed. The procedure shown here shows you a way to clean the sheath in most horses without drugging them for exposure while still achieving the result of cleaning everything and removing the bean.
Keep in mind that if a horse does not what you to clean his sheath, drugs usually do not help.
Here are 2 videos that describe this same process I learned in 1973:
- Video 1 uses diagrams to instruct you about the anatomy of the area.
- Video 2 shows me cleaning the sheath using a SAFE and simple technique I have developed over the years.
The Fundamentals Of Cleaning The Sheath (1 of 2 videos)
An Example Of Me Cleaning The Sheath Without Sedation (2 of 2 videos)
- Please remember safety at all times and never perform this task alone.
- Always use a lead rope and halter
- Position yourself in a safe manner.
- Not all horses like their sheath cleaned. Some need sedation. Know your limits and call your vet to sedate him if it is necessary.
- YOU CAN BECOME INJURED AND EVEN KILLED – KNOW YOUR LIMITS AND SEEK HELP IN LEARNING THIS