Ugh…Mr Chubby Cheeks does it again… :(

He’s bit the inside of his cheeks. Two days before we leave for the CDI, Mr CC is showing us how chubby his cheeks really are, again.

When choosing an international level dressage prospect, I thought I had ticked off most of the boxes when I choose Lance…great temperament, 3 great gaits, good feet, and did I mention…amazing personality! I did not know I also needed to look for a prospect without chubby cheeks!!! Who knew????!!! Chubby Cheeks are not a good feature????!!!

This is good...

This is good…

and this is good...

and this is good…

and so is this...

and so is this…

and this is very good!

and this is very good…ahhh, Mr CC himself! Chubby Cheeks or not…I still would have choose him to come home with me!!!

So here’s the plan…

  • We are going to ride for the next two days (before the show starts) in the snaffle bridle with a drop nose band (that’ll give the inside of his cheeks a chance to heal)
  • We’ve rigged up some special padding to go around the nose band on his double bridle.
  • and if all looks good on the inside of his mouth, we’ll put him in his double bridle on Friday for the Grand Prix.

Off to finish packing the trailer and drive north to San Juan Capistrano…sending healing thoughts for the next two days to my big bay horse!



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