Daffodil................Morning Schooling

Part 1

I drug myself out of bed at 5 AM so I could be at the fairgrounds by 5:45. That would give me 15 minutes to get my horse tacked up and get our b*tts down to the ring by 6. I figured that would give me an hour and a half before I could expect the ring to be closed for preparation for the morning session. What I didn't plan on was to find grooms lunging horses in the arena.

The main show arena is supposed to be off limits to horses lunging at any time. Particularly at this show where the club had spent their own money to fix the arena footing because it