Basil's Barn


This is Basil.
Basil was a pretty normal pet rat until one fateful day in February of 2011.  She ventured into my studio, one thing led to another, and Basil became the hobby's first Saddle Rat. 
After that, there was no stopping her.  Basil was a most versatile rat, dabbling in Western Pleasure, 
 Barrel Racing,
Western Trail, 
Tie Down Roping, 
 Arabian Costume,
Racing, 
 and Jumping!
Basil passed away in December 2011, but our new rat, Nutmeg, has proved a worthy successor.  Her interests include Hunter Under Saddle,
Arabian costume (Egyptian Dancing Rat style),
Dressage,
Cutting,
and packing.
Together, Basil and Nutmeg have inspired all sorts of critters to saddle up and strut their stuff.  Here are some of the members of "Basil's Barn."
Moo
Baby
Drake
Squeak
Bea
Max
Mrs. Peabody
Thumpette
Mort
Kaos
Barney

7 comments:

  1. This is adorable!!! Now I want my bunnies and guinea pigs to be saddle bunnies and saddle guinea pigs! Lol! So sorry to hear about Basil though. Don't stop having saddle animals! XD

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  2. LOL, my two guinea pigs are more famous than I am!

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  3. i thought I was the only one who did that to my guineas lol

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  4. As soon as I saw this I made girth expansions for my cocker spaniel and jack Russell. The Jack Russell is of course even fatter than the cocker do she needed and even bigger one!

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  5. hahaha this is hilarious!

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  6. I am 24 year old and I am desperate to have a pet iguana. I love all iguanas but I am looking for a real special one. Once I entered your website Braymere Custom Saddlery Basil's Barn braymere,blogspot,com>basils-barn at last I was extremely happy I found the iguana I was looking for☺☺☺. I adore the green iguana you have the one that is all green in color named moo.I need one exactly like him.I want him to be a 1 year old male.Please I want to buy one contact and reply back

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