Glamorous Horse-Owner Job #2

BottleContinuing in my series on “glamorous” jobs almost every horse owner must face, I give you the sheath cleaning task. Yes, it’s what you think. I provided a picture of the bottle of cleanser rather than the object to be cleansed for fear that it would give many people out there on the Internet the wrong idea. The job of cleaning a male horse’s “member” is not for the faint of heart. It takes skill, patience, and in some cases a bit of cunning to get the required cooperation from the equine subject of the operation. I suggest warming the water, a long grooming session beforehand to relax the horse, and maybe a little soft music. The directions on the bottle helpfully suggest “using latex gloves” for sanitary reasons. Ya think? And you mare owners, don’t think you get off lightly. True, it’s not quite as big a job, but I’d wager it’s sometimes more dangerous if you have a mare who objects to you fondling her lady parts. Well enough of that! It must be done, and if you have a horse, face up to it. If you don’t have a horse yet and plan on getting one, you can’t say we didn’t warn you.


About lrtrovi

I am a writer in Howard County, Maryland who spends free time practicing the art of dressage on my horses, haunting the local bookstores and libraries for the next great read, and working on my own novels.
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