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!
BTW I ride in my neighbor's ring so its definitely a compliment to her place. She's very kind to let me use it (she's a dressage rider with 20+ years of experience, and she has a project horse (OTTB) as well she's working with (although she's WAY ahead of me in his training )).