Myler comfort snaffle. Ally rode nicely in the new bit and seemed quite content with it. During their ride, Carole worked on more transitions within the gaits, from a working trot to a forward trot, and from a working canter to a forward canter. From these exercises, Ally gained confidence and had more step in her gait and drive from her hind end.
Ally is LOVELY to ride; she was very tolerant of all my bad riding habits, and was responsive to seat, leg, and hands. I'm 5'8", and she took up my leg nicely, and rode bigger than she looked. She had a big, loose, swingy walk. At the trot, she listened to my leg and accepted contact with the bit. A lot of green horses either curl behind the bit or pull on a rider's hands, but Ally kept a nice, steady contact and was able to have a "conversation" with me through the reins.
- Click here to read my interview with breeder Meg Buckley, who bred and raised Thewifedoesntknow
- Click here to read my interview with Tim Shaw, who trained "The Wife" at Monmouth Park and retired her as a sound sporthorse prospect
- Click here to read my interview with jockey Shannon Uske, who rode "The Wife" in her last race