So Mr. GusGus ended up getting 21 days off, or three weeks! Thankfully not for an injury or anything but just because with the holidays and all the rain I just didn’t have much of a chance to get out there.
I do think breaks are good for most horses, especially young horses who have a huge change in lifestyle and what they’re being asked to do. Normally Gus comes off this type of break with a fresh mind that has thought about what we just did.
Well, I don’t know if it was the cold or if three weeks was just a little too long… but Gus was a wild thing. I’m going to blame it on the cold because we really did have a sudden cold front roll in. It’s not something I really want to be out working in either. But everything was scary. The flowers. The lead rope. Harley.
Oh Gus, Gus. Settle down, we’ve got work to do!