While I was in Aiken (for the weather, ironically) I took my 4yo OTTB to an XC lesson with Mara in a sleeting downpour. I wouldn't have blamed her one bit if she had said, "forget it"! It was myself, and my friend with her mare, probably around an hour and some change spent jumping XC in that miserable weather. I learned a lot.
"I decided I am going to live, or at least try to live, the way I want,
with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure."