Basil was backed at around the age of 6, meaning that he is still green in some areas of riding. He has been owned by myself for nearly two years and I have taught him everything he knows so far, he has a very bold jump and never spooks. However, Basil’s flatwork is still a learning progress as he can be argumentative at times purely because he doesn’t fully understand. He would never; buck, rear but can run off on very rare occasions. Basil is a true cross country machine and will jump anything in front of him at any height and is always very honest, during jumping and cross country he is pellum mouthed to keep him controlled as he is forward out on the course and towards jumps meaning that he needs a strong rider. On the ground Basil has the best of natures and is a real pleasure to be around, when he was first bought he was very scared of any humans meaning the last two years has been a working progress to make him into the kind natured pony he is now. Last season I took Basil out eventing at BE80 and he truly loved it, eventing is Basil’s talent and he can defiantly go bigger and better than BE80, however I just wanted to see how he took everything on board last year. Basil is still causious of the farrier, although, over the last 6 months he has been perfect every visit he is easy to have the dentist, worm and has no stable vices. Due to having A-level commitments, Basil has been out of work for around 2 months now and I cannot give him the time I used to give him to allow him to improve and become the amazing horse I know he can. My only reasoning for putting Basil up for sale is purely because I haven't got the time that any horse would need. It will be a real shame to see him go as he is a real faithful friend and would look after anyone he was with.
Basil will come with good quality rugs, personalized saddle pads and bridle.