Zara Hamidi, a Junior rider from Bentonville, Ark, rides out of Horses for Healing. She has been showing in Dressage and show hunters for six years under the guidance of her trainer, Amy Walsh.
Tell us about your OTTB: Roho, or as he is known around the barn, Sox, is a 5-year-old from the Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs in Oklahoma. Sox only ran twice and made a total of $160 due to his lack of speed. He placed 7th and 9th in his two races. I put an ISO out on Facebook and I found him thanks to his previous owner commenting. After talking with his previous owner through Facebook’s messenger we went out to see and ride Sox. I instantly fell in love. Sox competed in Dressage and Show Hunters because of his natural uphill gates and floaty movement, as well as his incredible jump with snappy knees and braveness to fences.
Did your horse have any racing injuries? If so tell us a little about that injury and the rehab process: None
Is this your first TB Makeover? If not, how many have you shown at: Yes! This is my first TB Makeover.
What did your TB pick up on quickly? Jumping!
Who has helped you the most during this retraining process? My trainer, Amy Walsh, my mom, and Sox’s care team
What are you most nervous about? How big the environment is!
One word that describes your mount? Extraordinary