MamaK, I'm so excited with you and can't wait to hear how the surprise goes. How hard that must be to keep it to yourself!!!!
Smrobs, I'm so jealous. You obviously had a great time and Rafa obviously did really well and so glad the weather held out for you.
I like a sunny day over a bundled up to the nose cold one but I'm so tired of the dust hanging in the air here - if the cold weather means more moisture and less dust, well then I guess I'll take it. Tried to lunge horses and couldn't make it more than two turns around and the dust just hangs in the air. Lunge a couple of 60 meter circles on one end, then as my horse comes around the long side of the arena, I just run with him along the side up to the other end and let him go around me and do some circles there. Doesn't take long and there is no place left with clean air to breathe and we just have to quit. I usually run sprayers for 10 minutes (especially when I give lessons) but we are still in phase one of our drought contingency plan here and putting any water on the ground for any reason except for gardens that produce food is not allowed.
I've run out of contacts. Been going thru them way to fast with all of this dust - have to make an eye appt next week so I can get some more!
Clippityclop is finally getting to spend some time in the saddle!