Cathy, the ranch owner, sent me this photo of Scout, who is standing patiently at the wash rack. She said she stood there and didn't even move! Wow! I have a trainer who is working with both Scout and Quad now. She also works with a couple of Cathy's Pasos. UNFORTUNATELY, rain is forecast for the next 5 days, with up to 8-10 inches forecast! ACK! Snow is forecast for about 8,000 feet, so that won't affect the horses. The ferrier is coming on Monday, rain or no rain, as Cathy has to get her horses shod for the Rose Parade. Look for her group: The Southern California Peruvian Paso Club in the Rose Parade on New Year's Day. I'm still "down and out" with this STUPID bronchitis, which this time is more like a bad cold. I'm okay if I take NyQuil, but then I can't drive, and I certainly would NEVER even attempt to drive the mountain road after taking NyQuil! I'm going to try to get going this morning as the swap meet is this weekend and it is the last one before Christmas, so I'll haul my BUTT out of my chair and hopefully get going this morning. Hubby went to the opening of the new Panera Bakery here in Palm Desert and came home with a box of delightful pastries for breakfast. Turns out, he was talking to the manager, whose daughter rides for the sheriff's department, and they ended up talking "horses" for some time. The coffee is done perking and I peeked out the front door...hhhmmmmm....smells like rain!