Thank you very much, folks! We still have a LONG way to go, but at least we are progressing (after almost no progress at all in 5 months, what a waste of time and money! Grrrrrrr!).
MudPaint, those are not breeches. I ride in all kind of old junky pants in neighbor's ring (as long as they don't restrict movement and tight enough not to flop around). Too lazy to wash real breeches I have every week. Those on pics like 15 years old if not older. Lol!