Basil had found himself with no home, and so he’s come to Ty Isaf as a companion to Lacey, who has always lived with other horses. He was so shy when he arrived that he had to be half carried out of the horse-box. That however has changed in the past forty-eight hours. His confidence has grown by the minute. Today I took him for what I’d hoped might be a gentle stroll to visit a neighbouring farm… thinking that he’d be more like a large dog on a lead than a horse. But once out of his paddock he was off like a rat out of a trap, me at a brisk trot keeping pace with him. He may be small but gosh he’s strong in the neck. I shall post more about him as he settles in. But for now, you can admire his startlingly blue eyes!