Meet our model success story: Lady
As you may have noticed if you follow our blog regularly, we like to visit the horses over at the local facility for the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program from time to time. As they’re looking for their new careers, we like to give the off-track Thoroughbreds a chance to try a hoof at modeling.
In at least one case, we’re thrilled to say that our visit made a real difference in the life of one mare. Pal’s First Lady (better known as “Lady” for short) was a great mover with very correct conformation and a friendly, loyal personality. Lady retired from the New York racing circuit two years ago with one victory in 21 starts.
The wonderful folks at New Vocations discovered she had a few challenges under saddle though–she is sensitive and tended to toss her head and even rear with a bit in her mouth–and when we stopped by for a bitless bridle for Lady to model, something clicked.
We’re pleased to report that Lady improved dramatically in her training, showing great potential in the arena and on the trails. You can see what a difference the bridle for her:
In fact, her improvement was so great that she has since been adopted! Congratulations to Lady and her new people!
UPDATE: Inspired by Lady’s success, we’re giving away a bitless bridle to one lucky reader next week. Enter our giveaway contest here.