Happy for you DottieHQ! It is great to leave the barn feeling productive and accomplished.
Although this weather isn't really helping because I do not feel anything when I leave... Including my toes, fingers, ears, and nose!
It's so sad that it takes so many words to describe the great feeling of riding a broke horse, or one who masters something new. The rest of the world's eyes glaze over just as you are entering the rapture while describing your great ride.
I had a lovely ride on my young Haflinger gelding (brat) today.....we rode without anything on his head, it was a passenger ride. I got my legs scraped on the fence at least seven times, but by the time we were done he would stop, turn, etc. And normally he's really gate sour, so this was a nice change. I know how you feel!