Our Horses

In Memory of Gus

Although Gus doesn’t sound very Irish, it is a classic and very old Gaelic name, Angus, from the Old Irish óen‘one’ gus ‘excellence’, ‘force’ and ‘courage’. In Irish myth Aengus is the God of love, youth and poetic inspiration.  This was our Gus, a Belgian Draft gelding born in 1999. Gus was a gentle loving giant, a large teddy bear. He was a Chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail. Gus expected undivided attention when working with him and loved each of his participants with his whole, big heart. Once he got to know you, he loved you forever. He always looked for treats and always had a smile on his face.

On April 6, 2020, Shamrock Reins had to say goodbye to our Special Gus. Gus gave so much to each of his Participants and helped them build a special bond with trust and his big personality. He was a healer. He was a cooperative partner and amazing teacher.

Gus will be deeply missed, but we smile as we picture him running through the pastures over the Rainbow Bridge with our boy, Donegal. Run through the wind Buddy, you will forever be in our hearts.

If you would like to donate to Shamrock Reins In Memory of Gus, please click the link below:

In Memory of Gus

The Shamrock Reins Horses:

Bullet
Clancy
Clover
Donegal
Dublin
Ebony
Emerald
Gus

 

Irish
Lynda
Paddy
Shamrock
Tika
Windy