Barbie; 16.3hh Homebred Warmblood Bay Mare. Her Breeding is Sire; Handle and her mother was Flash Van De Pluimert, a mare we bought as a two year old and went on to do great with, BD & BSJA/ Here breeding line is Chin Chin.
Barbie is an excellent stamp of a horse and is a quality stamp of a horse who we are exceptionally proud of as she is one of our homebred babies here at Aquila HQ.
On a day to day basis – Barbie is really easy to deal with – she is happy to live in or out and when she is out she always lives out with a mixed herd and is no bother whatsoever she is very friendly and has always got on with other horses, she is currently grazing in a 30 acre field and she comes to call.
Barbie is good for the farrier, good to clip, box etc, Barbie was professionally broken in when she was a youngster and she has always been correctly produced, so is well schooled, knows her aids and is an uncomplicated horse to ride, she has three very lovely paces and moves beautifully, she has an exceptionally light mouth and gives you an amazing feeling when you ride her. She has been slowly produced as we don’t rush any horse, so she really has had a fantastic start to her life and is now ready to find her forever home. She has been out and been competing at BSJA and handled everything in her stride and has a lovely jump, a real nice technique and we feel would easily move up the classes, whether it be in BS, BE, BD etc. She has been professional jump schooled and is now jumping courses with my amateur girls and doing really well, going round a course mannerly and confidently.
Barbie hacks out and always has from a young age, she is excellent in open spaces, she goes through a busy working quarry and around a rather manic council estate on the roads, meets busses, artics, loose dogs, loose children etc! And always handles new situations well. She has a fantastic nature and attitude and loves to be around people, she is exceptionally kind natured and always wants to please.