Natural curiosity, willingness to learn, a good attitude and spirit are precious gifts in a horse. These gifts should be preserved in training a young colt. Once lost, these gifts are difficult to recover. If a colt’s training is rushed, he gets mentally over-stressed, physically sore and emotionally sour. A ’30 day wonder’ job on a 3 year old colt doesn’t give the colt sufficient time to adjust to the pressures of his mind and body. The colt’s wondering mind could turn into resistance. His ears are permanently back and he closes off and tunes out. Everyday, I am so thankful that the ’30 day special’ I had planned for Zum as a 2 year old never happened! Now, I have Zum with all of his precious gifts intact!