Originally Posted by scottcaddy
Originally Posted by perchie.girl
Originally Posted by HighStreetCoop
Originally Posted by Kusanar
... Maybe horse people are too "prissy" to want to flip through a catalog and see horse parts in their face?
LOL! Given what you have to do keep a male horse clean, I don't think prissy is the word for horse people. Quite shocked my gran though.
Been there up to my elbow scrubbing away when "tourist" wander through the barn showing the kids the horsies... and I had a horse that enjoyed being cleaned.
I have to ask, just how do you train a horse to like that?
Well I still had to "Go IN" but he enjoyed the skritching part.... He would wiggle his upper lip and get dreamy eyed and even hold out a hind leg... He even didn't complain when i stuck the hose in there for a rinse out... Gently pinching the opening closed so it would fill up with water...
I did start with him as a foal though. he was very accustomed to being handled and inspected and brushed in that area... then eventually he was introduced to bathing making sure he was ok with all his body getting washed and rinsed. I didn't start sheath cleaning till after he was gelded and was showing signs of time to start. Even then I just did a little wash and a rinse. And progressed to a full cleaning over the next few times.
by the time he was four he was a pro. I never used anything but good old Ivory soap and clean water.
And He did in later years develop beans... I was able to manage those as well. That he didn't like but he only wiggled a little. For what its worth thats a job for small hands... and no fingernails.
Edited by perchie.girl - 2/10/15 at 5:08pm