By: Erin Shea
Pallium Prize racked up more than $114,000 in earnings through 37 starts with a 3-11-1 record.
The Florida-bred ended his on-track career in 2016 at Charles Town and then made his way to TAA-accredited MidAtlantic Horse Rescue.
When available for adoption and posted on the organization’s website, he caught the eye of Ellen Wright, who was looking for a quiet and calm horse. Liking what she was reading about the son of Gimmeawink, Wright decided to visit the organization and try him out. After a couple of rides, the deal was sealed.
“He has been a lot of fun to work with,” Wright said. “Recently I have been taking lessons with someone (MidAtlantic Horse Rescue) recommended. She has extensive knowledge of OTTBs and has been a lot of fun and a big help.”
While Wright said she used to ride competitively, she and Pallium Prize are enjoying life in the slow lane as her focus now is enjoying her pleasure rides.
“I showed for years. Now I just want to enjoy time with my horse,” she said.
And she’s thankful for the TAA-accredited organization that made it all happen.
“MidAtlantic Horse Rescue has been excellent to work with,” Wright said. “They have been extremely helpful throughout the entire process of adopting and providing support afterwards when needed.”