It's especially important that individuals involved with his care are aware of this facet of Charlie's personality. Stoic he is not.
|"the pink haired massage lady touched me right here!!" - charlie, probably|
However, a little banamine and 20min of handwalking later and the colic was entirely forgotten bc OMG THE F*ING FLIES ARE BITING ME HOLY SHIT THEY ARE KILLING MEEEEE!!!.
|"stranger danger!!!! except i kinda like it tho"|
|big fat eggbutt snaffle as per Stephen Birchall's recommendation. the code word for finding this kind of bit on ebay was "heavy." this is old silver, not stainless steel, and it's as big as my thumb|
So, moral of the story is that ... well. Charlie is a typical thin-skinned TB in that he's kinda a little fragile haha. Or at least he considers himself as such! And it can be quite easy to be sent into a panicky tailspin when he suddenly presents as seriously injured or sick.
|verdict? it's acceptable. not much of a difference noted. it lives on my dressage bridle but my jump bridle still has the HS KK on it, which he's going well in too. seems like a good bit to have in the war chest tho - and for $25, why not?|
No big 'aha' moments from the session - much like Charlie's chiro/acupuncturist, her findings were basically that "he's got some predictable wear and tear but nothing crazy."
|raise your hand if you read Sarah's post and immediately knew i'd be picking up one of these badboys too|
|can't wait for the phone tripod to arrive too haha! i'm thinking this blue tooth remote will be particularly useful for recording bits and pieces of my dressage lessons|
Pretty quickly we isolated his mouth as the source - and then further refined it to the front of his mouth. Where, upon closer inspection, his lip was evvvver so sliiiightly fat. On just one side. And of course we couldn't possibly touch his lip or open up his mouth for a little looksie - it was far too painful!!
|does it still count as a full set if none of it technically matches? charlie's leg protection setup is basically complete now - and let's not forget his bell boots up front too haha|
And the next day? I figured he'd either be 100% recovered or 100% dead, bc that seems to be the way things work in Charlie world lol. Lucky for all involved, he was recovered haha. And we were able to take a peek inside his mouth to discover the teeensiest tiiiiiniest little scratch. Like maybe Charlie got some rough hay stuck up in there. And just. Could. Not. Deal. lol....
|i've wanted one of these cut back LeMieux saddle pads forever but had a hell of a time ordering it (they were seemingly back-ordered indefinitely). finally, at long last, i got it tho!!!|
|it actually works better with the saddle's flap shape than i had hoped!|
Slowly but surely, tho, he's amassing his own wardrobe that's not just hand-me-downs. Which is fitting - the big guy should have his own stuff, right?
|full set of boots and fun shaped saddle pad!! the picture is slowly coming together!|
That is, provided the sensitive creature isn't felled by another wayward speck of rough hay haha. I swear, for all of my teasing Izzy for her "Princess" behavior, she was 100x more hardcore than this giant goofy gelding lol.
Like I'm absolutely positive that Charlie would feel the pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds. Nobody but a real princess could be that sensitive!!
Do you have a delicate hot house flower of a horse too? Or is yours made of tougher stuff? Have you ever been convinced that your horse might actually be acutely dying, only to discover that the reports of his imminent death had been greatly exaggerated?