He is the perfect stallion for polo, quiet temperament, perfect confirmation excellent athletic ability including speed and, most important of all, very sound.
Bred to win the Derby he started out with the Al Maktoum family (Sheik Hamdan) but was sold at 3 and raced for more four seasons with various owners/yards.
He is very quiet and has an excellent temperment. Like all good Thoroughbreds he is intelligent and flexible. He is compact and sound. He could not have raced for so many years without being sound. His feet are perfect.
Fee is £450 plus keep
“Salisbury Plain has near perfect confirmation for a 15 hand thoroughbred stallion.”
Lisa has bred at her farm some great polo ponies, who have played at the highest levels, been exported, played high goal and been used again for breeding including for Hanbury Family, Alex Ebeid, Vestey family, JP Clarkin, James Beim, Charles Beresford, Rob Cudmore, Ant Fanshawe and James Peel.
His offspring can also be seen hunting. They are the bays with no markings hunted by the Llewellen Palmer family with the VWH, including our boys aged 13 – 16, and the large chestnut with four white socks that Charlie hunts.
Equine Sculptor Rupert Till used Salisbury Plain for a recent commission of an Equine Thoroughbred statue. “Salisbury Plain has perfect confirmation and was the ideal model for me to use for sculpting a thoroughbred horse of 15 hands high. I measured the length of Salisbury Plain’s body-trunk as exactly symmetrical at 4ft.This is an important measurement that we always took when buying Thoroughbreds for flat racing export around the world. The other measurement I would always take and now also use when sculpting is the natural galloping stride. You can take this measurement by stretching the front feet out as far as is comfortable for the horse. This should be to directly under the chin, which for a 4 ft long body of horse of perfect confirmation makes exactly 22 inches. This proved to be the case with Salisbury Plain’s stride which is why I used him as a model.”www.ruperttill.com
So there you have it…perfect confirmation.