Today the trainer put in a training ride on LBR. Gary brought him up from the paddock and groomed him before the ride. The trainer realized that when Cindy described LBR as 'stiff' what she really meant was he had reverted to being unresponsive to the bit. They worked primarily on flat work at the walk/trot/canter today. She encouraged him to accept the bit but he was stubborn about it.
After the ride, Gary gave LBR a bath with a special shampoo for chestnuts...he was glistening as Gary let him free graze in the common area.