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Yes it would have to be a WHITE dress since white suggests cleanliness ( Since I work in advertising/marketing myself!)

Of course if J&J put it on the market as an equine product THEY would jack up the price considerably. When I worked in retail advertising a number of years ago we had to write taglines for products in the circulars... I can see it now...

"Many Uses"

Johnson & Johnson KY Jelly

10 oz. tube $2.99

[big Grin]

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Yes it would have to be a WHITE dress since white suggests cleanliness ( Since I work in advertising/marketing myself!)

Of course if J&J put it on the market as an equine product THEY would jack up the price considerably. When I worked in retail advertising a number of years ago we had to write taglines for products in the circulars... I can see it now...

"Many Uses"

Johnson & Johnson KY Jelly

10 oz. tube $2.99

[big Grin]

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I was picturing a white sequined dress with royal blue trim, a low scalloped neckline, and a long narrow (but not fitted) skirt. [big Grin] I must have seen that once on the show - it stuck with me.

Hello, fellow Marketer. I'm the Marketing Department for an engineering firm! [smileywavey]

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I was picturing a white sequined dress with royal blue trim, a low scalloped neckline, and a long narrow (but not fitted) skirt. [big Grin] I must have seen that once on the show - it stuck with me.

Hello, fellow Marketer. I'm the Marketing Department for an engineering firm! [smileywavey]

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Since it's been a while since we had the "how do I clean a sheath" question, I figure we're about due for a bunch of them. It's one of those recurring topics, you know. [Wink] So I'm bumping this up for the new people to read...

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Since it's been a while since we had the "how do I clean a sheath" question, I figure we're about due for a bunch of them. It's one of those recurring topics, you know. [Wink] So I'm bumping this up for the new people to read...

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Okay, people. New spin on the question.

How do you clean it in winter when it's really cold and close to freezing??

It's been ages since I cleaned a sheath, thanks for the refresher!!

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Okay, people. New spin on the question.

How do you clean it in winter when it's really cold and close to freezing??

It's been ages since I cleaned a sheath, thanks for the refresher!!

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Originally posted by Megs:

...How do you clean it in winter when it's really cold and close to freezing??....

Never done it in winter myself, but Heartandhorse wrote the following on the other thread:

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I've used the Excalibur but am not very pleased with it and it is difficult to make sure you get it all rinsed out. I tried the KY thng after ZM posted about it a while back and boy does it work great! It was cold outside but that was ok because I did not need water to clean my horse so he could stay comfortable and I noticed that he actually stayed cleaner longer because the KY that I did not get out loosened up things and they came out on their own.

KY Jelly All The Way!

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quote:

Originally posted by Megs:

...How do you clean it in winter when it's really cold and close to freezing??....

Never done it in winter myself, but Heartandhorse wrote the following on the other thread:

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I've used the Excalibur but am not very pleased with it and it is difficult to make sure you get it all rinsed out. I tried the KY thng after ZM posted about it a while back and boy does it work great! It was cold outside but that was ok because I did not need water to clean my horse so he could stay comfortable and I noticed that he actually stayed cleaner longer because the KY that I did not get out loosened up things and they came out on their own.

KY Jelly All The Way!

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One of our local 4-H girls did a demonstration on "how to clean a sheath" for her 4-h presentation. I think she got selected for state fair. The judge was a very proper lady who'd never been around horses...I'd have paid money to see her face.

I just did a quick clean up on Sunni last week. I don't know how long it's been since his sheath was cleaned, but it went pretty easy. He wouldn't drop, and I didn't have anything other than baby oil, which was a pain to get off. Maybe that's how I'll spend my thanksgiving weekend...a tube of KY and the radio...whoops, that sounds a bit wierd... [Embarrassed]

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One of our local 4-H girls did a demonstration on "how to clean a sheath" for her 4-h presentation. I think she got selected for state fair. The judge was a very proper lady who'd never been around horses...I'd have paid money to see her face.

I just did a quick clean up on Sunni last week. I don't know how long it's been since his sheath was cleaned, but it went pretty easy. He wouldn't drop, and I didn't have anything other than baby oil, which was a pain to get off. Maybe that's how I'll spend my thanksgiving weekend...a tube of KY and the radio...whoops, that sounds a bit wierd... [Embarrassed]

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Sheesh guys, I am away from the boards for a while and here we are still going strong... [Wink]

Cleaning in the winter, well it depends on how cold it is. Last year he was very stinky so I picked a mild day (upper 30's, low 40's) and did it same as I usually do, with warm water. We have a heat lamp in the wash stall which helps. I do it as quickly as possible, and towel him dry "down there" when done. Then I may ride him (we have an indoor) I figure exercise will warm him up and dry everything out. I would not put him out until he is dry, since I'm not sure if he could get chapped.

I am now the "official" sheath cleaner at the barn. I will be showing a friend how to do it this weekend. Lucky me [big Grin]

ZM, do you think my tiara will clash with my winter coat?

[ 11-26-2003, 09:42 AM: Message edited by: mr_miamis_mom ]

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Sheesh guys, I am away from the boards for a while and here we are still going strong... [Wink]

Cleaning in the winter, well it depends on how cold it is. Last year he was very stinky so I picked a mild day (upper 30's, low 40's) and did it same as I usually do, with warm water. We have a heat lamp in the wash stall which helps. I do it as quickly as possible, and towel him dry "down there" when done. Then I may ride him (we have an indoor) I figure exercise will warm him up and dry everything out. I would not put him out until he is dry, since I'm not sure if he could get chapped.

I am now the "official" sheath cleaner at the barn. I will be showing a friend how to do it this weekend. Lucky me [big Grin]

ZM, do you think my tiara will clash with my winter coat?

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quote:

Originally posted by Zephyr'sMom:

Since it's been a while since we had the "how do I clean a sheath" question, I figure we're about due for a bunch of them. It's one of those recurring topics, you know.
[Wink]
So I'm bumping this up for the new people to read...

LOL How right you are! That's the reason I got on the computer earlier today.

And I gotta tell ya... my 18 yr old son walked in the barn right while I was on my knees trying to get it clean!! Of course he says (as my husband is laughing) 'What are ya doin Mom?' I said cleaning. "Cleaning what? the poop shoot?" By now hubby is rolling and Ty says "Oh! You don't have to explain any more!"

Anyhow! On to my 1st question : The bean...is it hard? How hard? I couldn't get either of the horses to drop, so as I was up in there groping around...I thought I felt the bean. But what I got out was some greyish-white stuff that was about the consistency of silly puddy. Was that the bean?

2nd question: there was lots and lots of black crusty stuff up in the the first chamber and the second chamber. The KY softened it up and I was able to pull quite a bit out. But there's lots more. Should I go back in and get that crusty stuff out? What is it? My guess is dirt and sweat.

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quote:

Originally posted by Zephyr'sMom:

Since it's been a while since we had the "how do I clean a sheath" question, I figure we're about due for a bunch of them. It's one of those recurring topics, you know.
[Wink]
So I'm bumping this up for the new people to read...

LOL How right you are! That's the reason I got on the computer earlier today.

And I gotta tell ya... my 18 yr old son walked in the barn right while I was on my knees trying to get it clean!! Of course he says (as my husband is laughing) 'What are ya doin Mom?' I said cleaning. "Cleaning what? the poop shoot?" By now hubby is rolling and Ty says "Oh! You don't have to explain any more!"

Anyhow! On to my 1st question : The bean...is it hard? How hard? I couldn't get either of the horses to drop, so as I was up in there groping around...I thought I felt the bean. But what I got out was some greyish-white stuff that was about the consistency of silly puddy. Was that the bean?

2nd question: there was lots and lots of black crusty stuff up in the the first chamber and the second chamber. The KY softened it up and I was able to pull quite a bit out. But there's lots more. Should I go back in and get that crusty stuff out? What is it? My guess is dirt and sweat.

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You guys are hilarious! I have only cleaned out pepper's sheath once and it doesn't really even count because I just used water and I didn't find a bean, but he was sooo good with it. He was a little skittish but I got high up there. Alls I can say is that if its in wintertime and you're cleaning, you won't need to have gloves on! it's hot up there! [smile] What a hilarious topic. It can go so many ways!!

Thanks for all the info - my mom bought me Excalibur but I might just return it (if I can [smile] ) and buy some j-e-l-l-y!

Justine

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You guys are hilarious! I have only cleaned out pepper's sheath once and it doesn't really even count because I just used water and I didn't find a bean, but he was sooo good with it. He was a little skittish but I got high up there. Alls I can say is that if its in wintertime and you're cleaning, you won't need to have gloves on! it's hot up there! [smile] What a hilarious topic. It can go so many ways!!

Thanks for all the info - my mom bought me Excalibur but I might just return it (if I can [smile] ) and buy some j-e-l-l-y!

Justine

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Oh man...I have had my old gelding 10 years and never done this! Does this make me a bad horsey owner or what! Now I am the owner of three geldings (what was I thinking!), and I figure that I had better do this come spring...don't know how Kola is going to handle it, and just how the heck am I gonna do it on a Shetland??? [Eek!] Maybe one of those little car dolly things, ya know that you lay on and roll around on? [big Grin]

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Oh man...I have had my old gelding 10 years and never done this! Does this make me a bad horsey owner or what! Now I am the owner of three geldings (what was I thinking!), and I figure that I had better do this come spring...don't know how Kola is going to handle it, and just how the heck am I gonna do it on a Shetland??? [Eek!] Maybe one of those little car dolly things, ya know that you lay on and roll around on? [big Grin]

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Sorrel don't feel bad I've had Taino 5 years and most I've done for him was shove the hose up there till the water came out clear with no gunk in it [Cool] But I told mom I was gonna muster up the currage to go digging around as now I got me 2 geldings... I should have bought mares [Cool] .. so I guess I'll get to dong that soon.. before school starts [big Grin]

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Sorrel don't feel bad I've had Taino 5 years and most I've done for him was shove the hose up there till the water came out clear with no gunk in it [Cool] But I told mom I was gonna muster up the currage to go digging around as now I got me 2 geldings... I should have bought mares [Cool] .. so I guess I'll get to dong that soon.. before school starts [big Grin]

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