I’m pleased to report that Jillie is bright and handling herself beautifully. I can’t wait to see some of this power and lightness in hand next summer. Meanwhile, there will be minimal activity as the horses shift into survival mode and snow and ice limit safe activities. Jillie has reached a level of function and training that pleases me in light of her history, age, and now, the weather has come into play. We leapt into full-blown winter this past week with snow followed by rain; a repeat performance and now we are in the inevitable deep freeze. Such is life in the high desert of Idaho. Comes a time to leave the horses alone and turn to contemplation, reflection, and book learning. This post closes Jillie’s story; at least for a while.