We arrived at the Fork in Norwood, NC today with four horses (including pop!!) I've never been here before but despite the long treks to the competition arenas and extremely hot weather, the excitement is contagious. This will be the last stop for many before Rolex weekend, and for us before some pretty monumental stuff (Ardy's first two star, for example). After I had unpacked, dealt with a missing shoe, conquered the ant piles in Monkee's stall, and taken some drugs for my pounding head, I sat down and just thanked God for my chance to be involved in this amazing sport.
4:50 wakeup call? Bring it on.