Seven A.M. Painted Dreams Farm. Amber Sparks awoke to her alarm clock ringing relentlessly in her ear. Fumbling around she found the off button and silenced the annoying sound. Yawning and stretching she got up and walked to the bathroom. Washing her face she looked into the mirror at her flawless complexion. She applied a small amount of make up and quickly changed into work chaps and a thin t-shirt. Slipping on her riding boots she headed out to the barn. It was a warm May morning and the horses were very happy for the nice weather. She unlocked the tack room and turned the lights on. Feeding the show horses she walked to the lesson barn and began grooming an older gelding she was going to use for a lesson later that morning. When she finished she texted her best friend Bri. 'Hey! All the ponies are feed and I don't have a lesson until eleven. Want to practice for the Pin Oak show next week? I just have to beat Penn!' Sending the message she stuck the phone in her back pocket and walked down her her gelding Rod's stall. Unlaching and sliding the door open she was greeted by a soft nicker. "Hey there buddy." She slid his halter on and clipped it. Leading him to the concrete cross ties she began grooming the palomino and white paint. "We have a big show next week. And guess what? Penn is going to be there." Walking to his head she stratched his cheek. "We have to show him who's boss right?" The gelding shook his head up and down as if he really knew what she was saying. She laughed and continued to groom him.