Flying Changes Equine Massage & Wellness
Questions non horse owners never knew to ask.....
What is a "bean"? A firm lump of smegma that has collected and hardened inside the horse's penis. This lump or "bean" must be removed as often as possible. It can cause serious pain to your horse. There have been thousands cases in the last year where the bean is overlooked by the owner and becomes so large that the horse can no longer urinate...which may also cause other problems due to blockage.
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What about Mares?...
Mares, as well as geldings, can suffer from 'beans' composed of dust, dirt and smegma stuck in the folds of skin around their nether regions. It can be very uncomfortable for them, so it's important to keep them clean and healthy to avoid possible behavioural problems which can result.
Many mares have a number of small pockets of skin just inside their genital areas which fill up with smegma and it’s really important to clean these out. It’s just like having a stone in your shoe, it can be a constant source of irritation. Some signs that your mare may have a ‘bean’ that needs removal is if she’s itchy and rubbing her tail a lot (but you know you’ve wormed her), or even bucking or kicking which is out of character. It depends on the individual mare as to whether you check her every six months or so, or much more regularly. Cleaning around the udder too is important – it’s all just a part of good hygiene for mares.
Stud Crud Busters Professional Sheath Cleaning Service
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Why clean the sheath?...
Cleaning the sheath of a gelding is very important as it can cause major issues; bucking, kicking out, disuniting (cross cantering), weak across topline, struggling to push from behind etc. Removing a ‘bean’ of the waxy substance called smegma can make the difference between a happy, relaxed horse and a horse that is blocking or stuck somewhere. The bean only needs to be as big as a pinhead to cause issues for a horse. We have also removed beans the size of golf balls.