I seriously doubt anyone would dare....to ride her ..i mean....I know some farms ride their stallions....never heard of riding the broodmares
There are a few reasons.1. Insurance. I suspect Zenyatta is insured for quite a bit of money. The insurance company would not want to risk her dumping a rider and getting into trouble while under saddle.2. Mentally Zenyatta would still equate a rider with racing. She would have to be retrained the way OTTB have to be retrained for a new under saddle career. By the time that work had been put into her, she'll be in foal again.3. Lane's End is not set up as a riding facility. It's a breeding farm and a nursery.
There is a video on youtube where Mike was on Zenny and he had a camera attached to his helmet it prob isn't close to what it feels like to ride her but it is as close as we are gonna get
Riding at a full gallop is amazing, especially when you let them out to top speed.Jumping, that moment when you feel the floating sensation and hear the silence as all four feet are off the ground and the horse is flying beneath you, is amazing as well.But I think my favorite moment was breaking from the gate. When those powerful haunches sink beneath you, till you feel like you're going to roll backwards off the saddle and the gate bangs open and ... launch! Even if you're not being competitive, you can't help but feel the adrenalin rush and the desire to break on top as your horse takes that first leap.More exciting and stomach twirling than a roller coaster!
There are people who play around with the Pedigreequery database just for giggles. Occasionally, wierd things show up. That's always the risk with user maintained sources. They can be reliable or unreliable depending on who is doing the editing--rather like Wikipedia.