MEET MY NEW BFF—JUDGE NELSON!
A SHINY, SILKY BLUE RIBBON GLEAMED FROM Whisper’s bridle. The judge who’d pinned it there extended her hand to me. I shifted Whisper’s reins to one hand and read the judge’s name badge. MS. NELSON
. I leaned down and shook her hand. This did not feel real.
“Congratulations, Miss Towers,” Ms. Nelson said, smiling. The...