Storms on the horizon
The drive to Kansas had been uneventful. A friend had invited me to bring Parker along with her and her horse to a multi-day National Versatility Ranch Horse Association (NVRHA) event. It was a 17-hour drive from our home in Minnesota, but we stopped halfway through the trip to unload the horses and let them eat, drink and graze for a bit before continuing. We spent a total of eight days in Kansas. NVRHA events combine a clinic with four performance classes similar to trail classes, reining patterns and working cattle. It’s hard work, but Parker was in great physical shape and did wonderfully.
It wasn’t until the trip home that things went bad. We had originally