Clean A Horse Sheath Without Sedation

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Discussion:
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:

  1. Video 1 uses diagrams to instruct you about the anatomy of the area.
  2. 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)

  1. Please remember safety at all times and never perform this task alone.
  2. Always use a lead rope and halter
  3. Position yourself in a safe manner.
  4. Not all horses like their sheath cleaned. Some need sedation. Know your limits and call your vet to sedate him if it is necessary.
  5. YOU CAN BECOME INJURED AND EVEN KILLED – KNOW YOUR LIMITS AND SEEK HELP IN LEARNING THIS

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