KV, despite the crazy weather that you describe, your place just looks like a wonderland to me - whether it is covered in snow, looking green or turning brown in Autumn, so jealous it hurts.
I just wanted to say that you look like you are giving your girls a beautiful ride, both horses look relaxed and happy and your hands are soft and elastic. I can't believe the change in only a year, you should hang on to that trainer she sounds like a keeper!
Keep doin what you're doin I say!
All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.