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Rachel Jackson of 21 Oaks Farm in Virginia demonstrates her Roman riding at the Retired Racehorse Project's big show at Pimlico.

How and why she rides 4 T’breds, Roman style

Four bay Thoroughbreds, loosely linked by thin leather straps, charged like Roman fighting steeds onto the Pimlico Racecourse this month in a spectacular display of horsemanship that was truly a thing you don’t see everyday. With noses flared and heads high, the team darted and weaved in figure eight patterns at the trot and canter as Roman Rider and their owner/trainer Rachel Jackson stood balanced and strong; one foot on the back of two Thoroughbreds and driving them onward. “Why do I do Roman riding? I’ve always been one who loves the speed and the adrenaline rush, and really connecting with […]