I brought Rusty out and brushed him down, cleaned out his hooves. They all look healthy now. When I brought him home his hooves were in pretty bad shape from lack of care. They look pretty good now. He, too is tenderfooted after all that rain. So I longed him on the gravel and took him for a walk down to the mailbox on the pavement. He walked quietly with his head level. He tries to nip occaisionally like stallions do, but backs off when I shake the rope. When we walked towards home a big grain truck came flying by and he didn’t even flinch. I’m really ready to start riding him on a regular basis. I can take him to an arena I have permission to use not too far away. Hopefully I can get that organized and into a schedule soon. My job takes so much out of me. But I need my job to attain my goals.