The one topic horse people don’t talk about…sheath cleaning!

People just don’t seem to talk about that awkward subject of sheath cleaning! I have learned that most people don’t know how to do this or how often it should be done. Well, I think that should change so I have made a DVD on the subject. It is like sheath cleaning 101.

You will learn not only the anatomical side of sheath cleaning but the behavioral side as well. I have found that most people haven’t learned how to do this basic husbandry task because they don’t know how to get their horse to stand quietly for the procedure. All of that is about to change.

Your horse will learn to stand quiet and relaxed while you get to the business of sheath cleaning. In the process you will develop a great rapport with your horse and you will find that the training principles will reach beyond just sheath cleaning.

I have had a great amount of interest in this DVD…matter of fact it kind of surpassed me. I am happy to finally have it available. If you would like to learn more visit the link below:” title=”Positively Simple Sheath Cleaning”



3 Responses to “The one topic horse people don’t talk about…sheath cleaning!”
  1. Karey says:

    Thanks Shawna for this. I battled my gelding this summer after he accumulated a bunch of dust in his sheath from rolling in the dirt which turned pretty nasty. I was trying to clean him while he was grazing on a lead rope. I came very close to getting cow kicked several times. I decided I would likely have to get the vet out to sedate him, but tried one more time, this time in his pasture with the halter and lead on. He stood there like he’d been through all this before – no big deal. He just doesn’t want to be bothered when he’s having a nice chew! I’ve only had this guy for a year and a half, but I’m learning! I’m so happy I found your blog because I need all the help I can get.

  2. Karey, I am glad you got things sorted out with him…I am always here whenever you need help!


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  1. […] Hi jmc, I recommend teaching him to allow you to clean his sheath without dropping. Use positive reinforcement/ clicker training to get him calm and relaxed and then you can clean him without him needing to drop. This will help circumvent too much unwanted dropping. My horse is like yours…he needs to be cleaned all of the time! I just head on up in there and can give him a thorough cleaning. I have a DVD on my website that shows you how to do this or here is a link to a YouTube video/blog post that talks you through the process to give you an idea, if you want to take a look. The one topic horse people don’t talk about…sheath cleaning! : On Target Training with S… […]

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