For Sale £4,750 King Basil
Sadly our gelding needs a new home with more experience and time than we are able to provide.
We bought him last summer from sales livery, where he had done two show jumping classes (double clear) and fun rides. He loaded and travelled well in a lorry and trailer, but we haven’t done this year so unable to comment. He passed a Stage 2 vetting in 2020 and this can be seen.
Baz is a real character, loves people and will stand happily to be groomed/pampered.
He had a Physio check on his back earlier this year, which was fine and he was good. He has hard feet so no need for shoes, he stands for the farrier quietly if you have a treat. Vaccines are up to date and is good for the vet. Needs sedation for the dentist and last seen in November 2020. Not tried clipping him though.
He has been schooled earlier this year and last. He is green in the school so can throw the odd buck and bronk, suspect due to being unbalanced and some stubbornness.
We have mainly hacked him over last six months on country lanes and bridleways. He has jumped logs and gone through shallow water with a more experienced rider. He is good with large farm vehicles and traffic. Will have small spooks at birds flying out unexpectedly under his nose, and at passing fields of galloping horses/cows.
Lives out and maintains weight, no need for hard feed. He is greedy around food and will do the odd nip or very occasionally crib at this time to get attention! He also likes being stabled. He is good with other horses and in the herd.
I think he would like a hacking, cross country and hunting home. He is a bold pony but still takes confidence from his rider and unfortunately he and my son are not a good fit.
Price includes Windsor bridle (ridden in french link snaffle), Thorogood cob saddle and some rugs. Price is negotiable for the perfect home.
Behaviour and Suitability
- Can live out all year
- Good to catch
- Good to hack alone
- Good to hack in company
- Good to shoe
- Good to tie up, groom and tack up
- Good with children
- Good with dogs
- Good with noisy/large vehicles
- Private Sale
- Tack Available
- Vaccinations up to date