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hello sir, when can i use sheepskin cheek piece on racehorses?

Some trainers may just use these as decoration or protection from bridle rubbing, but they also can double as sort of a blinker. If a horse pays too much attention on what is going on behind him, then this may be an option opposed to a french cup type blinker. On the flip side, you may want the horse to see what is coming up behind him so he may be encourages to drive forward harder and you would not want to use the sheepskin cheek piece.

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Christopher Crocker


All questions pertaining to thoroughbred horse racing from a trainer's perspective. All questions about thoroughbred training methods, equine biochemistry and physiology. General questions about strategies and economics of thoroughbred horse racing. I will also be pleased to answer general questions about training and caring for horses of all breeds.


I have been breaking, schooling and training thoroughbred race horses for over 17 years.


High school graduate 1992. Dalfort Aircraft 1994. Licensed thoroughbred horse trainer in the United States and Canada.

Awards and Honors
Track record with Chedi at Colonial Downs 2011. Multiple Stakes Placed Trainer.

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