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large horse. It scared me at first, but she saddled up and told him what to do and he did it. It’s a special bonding they create. It’s just amazing to watch.” Hannah, who is 27, is helping to train Butter with her experience and confi- dence, works with other students, too, to help them build confidence and relation- ships with the horses. Gus-Gus seems to need no encourage- ment. Unlike Butter or Prince, who prefer solo rides, he enjoys the company of many people, all at once. WILLOUGHBY ROOFING & SHEET METAL, INC. Over 70 years of business… and many more to come! Now Hiring Come Join Our Team Willoughby Roofing & Sheet Metal is a local family owned business. Our employees are highly trained and we’re up-to-date on manufacturing products. Join our team today and work with our experienced staff. Contact us today to learn more. Check out our current job openings! general@wrsm.com “I think Gus-Gus would be happy to have an office with the staff; that’s how he is. He likes having a rider and the one or two people walking beside. He’s just social and gets excited to have the atten- tion,” Rice says. Gus-Gus, like all of the horses select- ed, has a background in shows and the loving accompaniment of past owners. They are well trained and accustomed to people as a regular part of their lives each day. “The horses here are older, not just old, but are at the point they are ready for a retirement job,” Rice says. “They were treated well and have had different roles and they work well in what we do. Butter is similar to Prince, in that they both seem to enjoy riding just with the student and respond to strong com- mands. They are all different and look forward to each day.” Willoughby Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., is a commercial and industrial roofing contractor that services clients throughout Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. WRSM, Inc. promotes safety, produces quality craftsmanship, and strives to build lifelong relationships with our customers, suppliers, and employees. Our areas of focus include: government, industrial, automotive, retail, schools, and healthcare facilities. Contact Our Office: Phone: (256) 734-1387 • Fax: (256) 734-1190 Toll Free: (800) 239-8594 • general@wrsm.com 239389-1 Cullman magazine | SUMMER 2019 21