I've accomplished little today: I took an early-morning ride on Blue, and later today Cliff and I went for a spin on the motorcycle. Good times!
Blue amazes me in many ways, but the thing that never ceases to surprise me about him is that he isn't afraid of trains, unlike all the horses I've owned before. It isn't so much the noise a train makes that scares them... it's the fact that they go on and on with no letup. Most horses find that frightening.
Blue would actually get within touching distance of a moving train, I think... but I don't want to push my luck. Here's a short video, just to show you how calm my horse is as a train passes.