The Plaid Horse Questionnaire With: Nada Wise

Nada Wise. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Trainer, Rendezvous Farm
Tomball, TX

As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: my ability to communicate with my horses. 

As a horsewoman, I would most like to improve on: my knowledge. 

I’d be lost without: chapstick in my tack trunk. 

I think the biggest misconception about our sport is: that everyone can’t be involved somehow. 

My best piece of advice for young riders is: listen to every expert you can and watch every expert you can. 

The part of riding I struggle most with is: confidence. 

The part of riding I’m best at is: developing young horses. 

I’m a sucker for a: chestnut. 

On Mondays, you’ll find me: bird hunting. 

I sometimes wish I had the time to learn: how to train bird hunting dogs. 

I’m afraid of: snakes 

Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Something I say ten times a day is: “Where is my phone?”

One of my greatest show ring victories was: competing at Derby Finals 2021 with Vendetta and Sausalito. 

One of the best horse names I’ve ever heard is: Running with Scissors. 

My absolute favorite show is: Kentucky, because it’s so horse-friendly and has so much open space.  

My motto is: Try harder

*This story was originally published in the September 2022 issue of The Plaid Horse. Click here to read it now and subscribe for issues delivered straight to your door!

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