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    Default Sheath cleaning the mini

    So, the title says it all. I have a mini gelding that desperately needs to have his sheath cleaned. Soooo, while my hands aren't huge, they aren't exactly "mini" either

    Suggestions? I need to do the birthday pony also. Help! All I have ever cleaned are big boys....
    "Farriers are the hairdressers of the horse world. They know everything about everybody..."-Lildunhorse



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    No recommendations....but well...I have to say...why do I see stick art in the future for this thread?



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    Can you borrow the lift at the local Jiffy Lube?

    Try using a syringe with the plastic tip cut off to squirt some KY up into his sheath. Longe him for a while to really "stir things up" in there, then flush with warm water. A tack-cleaning sponge held between the fingers might also work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smid2 View Post
    No recommendations....but well...I have to say...why do I see stick art in the future for this thread?
    You know, out of all the reponses I thought up, stick art is the one that escaped me, lol. I'm sure it will be reeeeaaaallllyyyy funny! Blackie will be immortalized forever in stick art
    "Farriers are the hairdressers of the horse world. They know everything about everybody..."-Lildunhorse



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    I vote for creeping out and/or corrupting a small child by making them do it. hahaha... But, I don't have kids, and I'm generally mean.



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    Oh, it's a challenge! I have 2 minis and not terribly big hands but there was definitely some squirming involved, especially from the older one who tries to kick. Do the best you can and use the KY stuff.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank B View Post
    Can you borrow the lift at the local Jiffy Lube?

    HAHAHA, I was thinking picknick table....the rack is even better - or a pit?
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Ok for sheath cleaning the mini...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    I opened this thread not because I had any words of wisdom to offer the OP, but because I knew, just KNEW that fellow COTHers would exhibit their sharp wit and humor at this poor mini's expense. I was not disappointed. LOVE the stick art!
    "It is not necessary for you to let everyone know everything about you. In fact, it is probably wise that you don't. There are some things that you need only discuss with God."



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    The Stick-Art was fabulous! My boss now thinks I am "afflicted"
    "Farriers are the hairdressers of the horse world. They know everything about everybody..."-Lildunhorse



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    Oh my, i just snorted coffee up my nose.
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    HL - you have a gift with the stick art!

    I too have a mini in desperate need of a de-beaning. How much Ace to help convice him to keep all 4 feet on the ground?
    Animals are not disposable!!!
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