Life as a Royal Equine Poop Coordinator isn't the life for Gerald. His family business revolves around the rear end of horses and, as far as he is concerned, that is something he is not destined for. The life of a great wizard is on the horizon and Gerald is sure that when he reaches four feet eight his wizarding gene will kick in, and he will become what he has always dreamed of. Of course the fact that no-one in his family tree, as far as anyone can remember, has ever been a wizard could put a kink in Gerald's plans, but we'll see what happens. This is a short story which takes a little peek at the year before Gerald's dream come true. The journey and actual achievement of his dream was not a smooth ride. This short story is a peek at Gerald's life before the novel 'Gerald and the amulet of Zonrach', the first in a series of Gerald novels.