Well Countryryder, if you're ever in the Manitoba neck of the woods I'll take you, and I might just have to make a trip out to AB! Lol. I don't have a lot of local horsey friends either. I kind of get the vibe from my farrier that she wouldn't mind a riding buddy, but I feel a little weird approaching her when I know she also offers lessons... I don't want her to feel like I'm trying to mooch a free session off of her or something.