Blackie has enabled so many people to enjoy TREC. Whilst not an International Champion, he is always there and happy to provide a mount for many Red Kite TREC Group members who would otherwise have found themselves unable to ride. In 2022 alone, he competed at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 2A, with several different riders, and is happy on his own or part of a pair, when they need support. Blackie has a high regard for Health and Safety and is happier in a rural, rather than an urban environment – and he excels at PTV obstacles. Never sick or sorry, he will go and do whatever is asked of him, for whoever asks.