I’ve realized that I haven’t posted anything in quite a while that involves actual, living horses being driven. Of course, it’s difficult to find very many, or any at all, being driven this time of year. But you and I are in luck today! Although our weather here in Lexington is horrible today, and was horrible yesterday, Friday was nice (if a bit windy and chilly) and Saturday was gorgeous. Over the weekend, the CAA hosted a program of driving lessons and Driver Proficiency evaluations at the Gayla Driving Center in nearby Georgetown. The special-guest instructors and evaluators were John Parker and Susan Townsend from England.

I made it out to Gayla for just a little while on Friday afternoon, but here are a few photos of, first, Colonel Davis (the CAA’s immediate past president) and, then, Colonel’s wife, Kathi, taking a lesson with John Parker and their morgan mare, Dixie. Then we’ll see Debbie Banfield taking a Level 3 evaluation with Susan. And in the background of all these photos: the Bluegrass in the early spring …

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Earlier today, some of the participants in the weekend program (those, especially, who came all the way from California and are staying in the area for a couple of extra days) stopped by the office to visit with John and Susan and to have a cup of tea. I’ve posted a photo of all those folks on the CAA’s Facebook page … which, coincidentally, is easier to find now: just click on the FB link in the upper right corner of this page and it will take you to our FB page, where you can see everything (but not post or comment) without having to either sign in or even have a Facebook account.