Tribute To Basko
Basko had quite a full life before high school training at the age of 16. He won ribbons in endurance and horse shows. He was already a versatile Arabian. A whole new world opened up when he and I learned the intricate trick training with the great Glenn Randall. So many myths of horse training crumbled once we mastered his lessons.
I did not even intend to use him, but I showed a picture of him to Glenn and he ordered me to bring him. I said that he was 16. "That don't matter," he replied.
We used our new knowledge to entertain at openings & elaborate parties.
By his mid 20's he was retired to occasional lessons & trail rides, and he was always a favorite with everyone.
Basko lived to be 36 years old. The last years of his life were spent as a dear pet and happy trail horse.