Note that to haul rocks from the rock-stack in the south horse lot, where the horses are, he had to deal with the horses and keep them from wandering through the gates he needed to leave open. He gave them hay to lure them into the little north paddock (not the big north horse lot) and shut them in. By himself. This is the young man who used to be afraid of them.
That wasn't all. By the time he appeared ready to go to work (having gone back to his house, showered, changed) he had *also* remembered to call the guy at Bluebonnet (his service provider) and set up tomorrow's meeting with him.
Can we say responsible, hard-working, showing initiative?
Yeah, I thought we could.