Well, I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I had never cleaned a sheath until yesterday! Just never had a real opportunity/requirement to do so. Well, then my gelding came along. I knew he needed it done, but I've been procrastinating. Yesterday he dropped while I was grooming him and WOW. There was NO putting it off anymore! It was filthy! And it was kind of impromptu, so I had no gloves. Eek. With that said, he didn't drop while I was cleaning him, so I had to go by feel. I removed SO much absolutely disgusting stuff; I know it won't be as bad when we do it again in a few months. Now, I know how to clean sheath, but about that bean. I couldn't see where I was going, so I poked around and thought I had reached the opening to the urethra, but now I'm not sure. He dropped after we were done and the lower third of his member was still grimy. And I removed some crumbly gunk, but no bean, from where I thought was the end of the labyrinth, hee hee. So...I guess I didn't actually go far enough? Since I can't guarantee that he'll drop in the future, how does it feel when you find the right spot to remove the bean? I guess you can actually feel the bean itself? Is it hard to pop out? Gosh, those are gross questions. But be as descriptive as possible, please! p.s. He peed today and didn't hold the stance for as long as in the past, no signs of discomfort, so we did make some improvement. Just not sure about that bean, though!