Kctop, sorting is really fun and that is what I would be doing if I had the time. Maybe this summer. We've got a local arena with sorting practice one night a week, and also regular clinics by an individual. Seems like if your horses have cow and are conditioned to do the cutting moves they should catch on real quick. My mare loves it, as she was a cutter, but she would definitely need some conditioning andI'd have to put spurs on haha.
Clippityclop, speaking of finding Zen, that's funny, as I always thought of raking out the lean-to as working my zen garden. It really does have an amazing, relaxing effect.
Gotta go... everybody go out and enjoy the sun today!