No Bridle, No Problem for Elisa Wallace’s OTTB

Nobody knows how to make a bridleless statement like Elisa Wallace.

This story was originally published on Eventing Nation.

Elisa Wallace knows a thing or two about bringing the Thoroughbred Makeover Freestyle heat! She tied for 1st this year with Sir Teddy (Cashel CastleRound Heels (IRE), by Daggers Drawn), a 2012 Illinois-bred OTTB whom you may have spotted out eventing at the Novice level of late under the name Fly With Me. The handsome grey, owned by Mike, Maddie and Michele Chisholm, also finished the eventing competition in 12th out of 97 competitors .

“Lear” looked cool as a cucumber when he entered the indoor (sans bridle!) to perform his Freestyle, with each move one-upping the next: side pass over a barrel …

… which then became a jump …

… and then she tooled around backwards for a bit …

… before flying with him over this jump …

… and a little more cantering backwards just to be sure …

… and finally, a well-deserved round of applause!

Watch their ride in its entirety:

What a performance — well played, you two. The title of America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred was ultimately awarded to Old Tavern, a mare retrained for polo by Charlie Caldwell. Check out full results from all disciplines using the links below.

I’m so blessed to have had such an amazing team with me this weekend! #rrp #retiredracehorseproject2017

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