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Construction’s Checklist: Canters (check), Crosses Creeks (check), Coups (check) and Carrots (check, check, check….)

“Gus” (Construction) is so incredibly happy with his new career and new home at Bits & Bytes Farm. His personality comes out more and more everyday and I absolutely adore him.

Meredeth Coburn and her off-the-track, laid-back Thoroughbred Construction aka "Gus".

Meredeth Coburn and her off-the-track, laid-back Thoroughbred Construction aka "Gus".

He has recently perfected the art of rolling (every single inch of his body gets covered with dust) and decided he has a LOVE for carrots. He started nickering when I walk to his stall (he also nickers at Richard!), which is so amazing to hear. We are still working on meeting halfway in the pasture, as he would much rather hang out with his two pasture buds eating grass and hay! He has filled out beautifully and I noticed last week that he has some dapples on his rear!

Our riding is going great as well. The very first time we went for a trail ride in the woods he crossed the creek! It was quite a leap, but we made it over! I try to go into the woods as much as I can, so by the end of our second week he was walking through the water rather than leaping over it.

We started canter work, still doing lots and lots of trot work, he is learning to lunge without pulling me across the arena, and we have even jumped small cross rails, a small coup and logs in the woods!

I hope to have many, many more updates and some good pictures to come!

Meredeth

Meredeth and "Gus" check out her sorority sister's new horse Leaderboard.

Meredeth and "Gus" check out her sorority sister's new horse Leaderboard

Elizabeth’s Note: Melissa Hopkins found Leaderboard and her former sorority sister on the Bits & Bytes Farm Prospect Horses For Sale page. We mentioned that Leaderboard was as quiet as Construction and when Melissa followed the link to Construction’s information she found Meredeth. It seems like Melissa and Meredeth have the same taste in horses: big, beautiful, quiet, chestnut Thoroughbred geldings.

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