@hamerface Your browband is to die for The mix of red, grey and black in your get up is so dang classy! I had a second jumping lesson this week with a local eventer who's long-listed for the Canadian Olympic team... She's excellent but boy did she kick my arse! I kind of miss the days when posting a lap around the arena was a huge success in a lesson?! We wrapped up our year with a little jumper schooling show today; came away with a second in our warm up 2'9 round (although it was a bit bumpy! What are distances?) and a second out of 2 riders for our 3' round, which was much smoother. It was nice to have the opportunity to practice some of the changes that the coach made earlier this week - such as making decisions immediately after fences, which is way harder for me than I imagined. Quality mare means I've learned a lot of subconscious ways to "cheat" in our rides and dump all the work onto her! That's it for us for quite a while! Now we wind down for 2.5 weeks until my knee surgery.