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#11 Janek

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 07:36 AM

I have a lot of Bask in my breeding program, in both the stallion and the mares. They have been beautiful halter horses with great pleasing personalities that go on to successful show careers. My foals are slower to mature than some, but generally worth waiting for and get better every year. I think my stallion is more beautiful today (in his teens)then he was as a four-five year old.

Me too have never heard of Polish breeders having Bask progenitors in their breeding programs complaining about their characters. On the contrary, they are proud of their successes in the showring and under saddle. I'm sure there are some exceptions as in every sireline, but I've really never heard of them in Poland. Generally Kuhailan haifi sireline has better reputation in my country than Krzyzyk sireline.
Coming back to Bask: Mr Pankiewicz remembers Bask as a horse of a very good and gentle character. He was his favorite horse while in Poland. Mr Zenon Lipowicz, who was riding Bask, when Bask was in training at Sluzewiec Race Track, tells:" Riding Bask was pleasure and relaxation. He was obiedient, brave and cool-headed. He had great motion: soft and elastic like arabian and with like fullblood long steps, with constant speed on the whole distans without additional dispositions."
I've heard about Polish horses slow maturing too. It's one of Polish horses atributes, but hopefully it isn't a fault.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 09:59 AM

Almost all of my mares that are polish bred and/or of polish descent have Bask at least once or twice on their pedigrees, some 3 or 4 times.
They are all wonderful ladies with kind dispositions, very athletic and i think are very classically beautiful. A few are more "energetic" than others but easy to be with and work with as well
My stallion has Bask twice on his pedigree. And he is the most kindest, calmest boy you will ever meet. He would do anything for you. He is only 3 and i have been told that he will be even more beautiful as he matures in another 3-4 years and later onwards. I ADORE Bask bred horses.

Wow Bigger i just loved your story and photo of Bask as well. I had no idea. That is so precious. I would love to hear some more
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 09:57 AM

Growing up I showed a Bask grandson. He was extremely push button, all I had to do was sit on him. He knew what the announcer was saying or he knew the routine, which one I dont really know. He would trot, walk, canter, reverse, back and even line up when the announcer said. I got really spoiled with him. If he took the wrong lead...no stopping him, he knew it was wrong and would do a flying lead change to change to the correct lead. I could do anything with that horse. One year at Youth Jamboree in Region 12, we dressed up as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and we put some pants on him and some huge mouse ears and suspenders. He took everything in stride. Was the best horse we ever had. I miss him tons. While I was pregnant with my little girl we leased him out to another barn for riding lessons and while in the field in a lightening storm he was struck by lightening. But all of the Bask horses I have come in contact with have had very laid back personalities and easy to deal with. Hope you got the information you needed! :bigemo_harabe_net-122:

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:31 PM

Having a *Bask grandson, and when speaking with others about them, we came to the conclusion (right or wrong) that they CAN be one-person horses. Meaning they will be better behaved for mommy or daddy, than for others. They also demand respect and do best when asked to do something, rather than be told.

And Bigger - I am so envious! What an honor to ride the great one. I had no idea and what a treasure for your memoirs :)
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:14 AM

And Bigger - I am so envious! What an honor to ride the great one. I had no idea and what a treasure for your memoirs :(
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Actually this is only one of the Big ones she has had the pleasure to ride. Her memoirs would be very
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 03:07 PM

Having a *Bask grandson, and when speaking with others about them, we came to the conclusion (right or wrong) that they CAN be one-person horses. Meaning they will be better behaved for mommy or daddy, than for others. They also demand respect and do best when asked to do something, rather than be told.

And Bigger - I am so envious! What an honor to ride the great one. I had no idea and what a treasure for your memoirs :)



It is interesting that you say that because I have wondered the same thing. One of my mares has several crosses to Bask and Balaljka and she is slow to warm up to other people. She is not this way if people come to our place to visit but when I sent her out once for breeding and then again to a trainer she would have nothing to do with her new caretakers. In fact she hated the woman at the breeding farm and also would turn her butt to me and walk away when I went to visit her and also for about a month after I brought her home. She was mad at me for sending her away. I do not believe that the stallion owner was mean to her because none of my other mares acted this way. Luckily, the trainer I sent her to recognized this and gave her the time she needed to accept her and did an excellent job with her; even more impressive since this mare was 12 years old and had no previous training other than to lead and load. Her daughters are very much the same way. They are extremely affectionate to our family and to visitors, the love to lick faces and nuzzle for instance, but when I sent them away for training they were much like their mother had been. In fact, the Amurath Baikal daughter never did let the trainer on her back so we will try again when she is a bit older. I have been able to sit my youngest daughter on her back at home since she was a two year old but she was not having it with an "outsider!" Now I'm wondering if it isn't maybe because she has the Bask closer up because Baikal is a Bask son, whereas the other mares have Bask as a great grandsire.

#17 Janek

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 12:23 PM

Having worked at Lasma and worked with Lots of *Bask offspring and *Bask himself who was pretty laid back until Gene took the lead.He knew when he was on stag and puffed up and showed his heart out! Now his foals that we(Kim Potts and myself) would halter break at 6months were as different as their mothers.The Hot ones-Gwindalyn,Messalima,Canbara,(sorry for the spelling can't remember how these Polish names go) It seemed to me that the polish mares always had the hottest babies and the Crabbet mares had the more easy going foals.All the foals were NEVER touched by human hand until we rounded them up and put them in a shoot and haltered them and drug them or they drug us to the barn and two went in each stall with their halters and leads.We did 20 at a time.I have to tell you I have never been so beaten up in my life! They were wild but after a month they could lead and tie and be groomed,Gene would pick the halter babies and the others would go back out to pasture for another 2 years! Then when the coming 3yr olds come in it's the same Rodeo all over agian but they are much Bigger!! The colts were tough and at that time rather then get anybody hurt Gene hired some cowboys to start Missel(he was the toughest) ProFire and a couple other I can't remember the rest we all started.I was privileged to start Grandure he was easy and quite but he was not *Bask.My favorite *Bask horses-Hask so sweet died too young. The Judge a very smart horse and a real clown and the movement to die for -another that died too young.Fire Music just plain Beautiful!! There are many more but those were my personal favorites!
To make the long story short-you need to look at the mare.

The picture is me riding *Bask in 1976


We really want the long story. Tell us more about Bask, Pleeeaaase!

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:18 PM

I will check out the dam lines... have any of you had experience with any Bask in combination with Ambara and Comet?
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I owned the stallion SWA Ansair who is by *Corsair is by Comet his dam SWA Abraa is by Ambaryz (*Bask x Bint Ambara, who is by Ambara) He was a real gentleman, and never needed a chain to be handled, he was also ridden by teenagers, and was not broke to ride till he was in his teens. I have been told that Comet lines are more difficult, but I have not seen it in his 3 fillies I have, whos dams are all *Bask bred.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:58 PM

I have owned the *Bask grandson, GW Breakdansk (by Gdansk) since he was a two year old in 1986. In all these years, he has always been friendly and easy to handle at all times. During that time, I have bred him to a number of *Bask-bred mares, and the foals have been uniformly kind also. I think the records of the *Bask offspring and decendants speaks for him.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 09:44 AM

So far I haven't had any problems with any Bask bred horses.My filly is
double Bask bred on her sires side and she is pretty easy to work with.