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  1. Lol, yes, I'll be veerrrry careful to always refer to them as horses. But I think they'd understand if they saw the Welsh Pony, which I was referring to. There are a few breeds that have the long elegant legs and carriage. I wasn't referring to the ones with the short-legs and thick-torso. http://www.welshponies.com/sig_4670sm.jpg http://www.theequinest.com/breeds/images/welsh-pony-2.jpg http://hqworld.net/gallery/details.php?image_id=22816&sessionid=027c27352328299252be563e9907fc45 The Icelandic horse is absolutely beautiful to watch. What I love most is their curving neck
  2. yeahhhhh, I was wondering about that gait, never seen anything like it, lol! hehe, very cute pony-like horses, but I was giving the sheep my "Eye" for the night, lol! I love those fat sheep and the Border Collies-- was looking for this and ahhh too brief of a spot for them. But I love the videography and the beautiful scenery....Vimeo has some of the best! animations and video but you have to really surf and weed out the junk- et al. when us artist-types get too weird and pretentious.....Designing "excess" or being off in Lala land. Would be great if we could get B.C. herding videos the qualit
  3. Me, too Pam! I looove cold ocean locales!!! Pam and I are tortured being landlocked in Kansas! I loved visiting Alaska in 2006 and my cousins live in Newfoundland. I still remember to this day, the gorgeous cliffs, even though I was only 12 at the time and it's been over 3 decades, lol! Every tiny detail I remember! You can see all the sealife deep in those pristine waters. Just BREATHTAKING!!!!
  4. VBEG (very big evil grin)....Serena who is always literally jumping into broiling hot debates says, "NOT QUITE, Smalahundur! Try breeding dogs that can Swim in Iceland with Global Warming Melting all your Glaciers away" Pam, hehe, I saw Movie screening clips on Batman Begins with Liam Neeson and Christian Bale practicing their ice duel in Greenland, and the screen clip explaining how the actors were having a hard time practicing their duels on ice because of global warming issues.... Granted Greenland is still more South than Iceland, but give it a decade...... Here is also wher
  5. Wow, Maja! I'm a total goofcase and don't know a thing, but I think I see Bonnie making much improvements? If I compare 1st video versus 2nd it seems she has more mastery of a direct line versus taking up energy with the zigzags? Regardless when she reversed more slowly it made the geese settle down better. I wonder if there is a sheepherding command for slowing down too.... It's sort of tricky because one has to think ok, do I let the B.C. learn on its own by test and trial or do I guide first to the ideal action.... Sheepherding disciplines are a completely different "animal" for me, so I'll
  6. Awwww, how lovely! What a great working pup!
  7. Hi, Maja. If you copy out the original video from your camera and re-upload it under a new name and as a new video but without adding music, you should be fine..... Sometimes timing of verbals can also have an impact on our dogs too, and it could give some of the sheepherding experts a clue as to when and how you are using your directives....Even though the language is different, they will know what you are trying to tell Bonnie, and they might have a suggestion or two as well.
  8. Very intriguing Maja/Julie on the process.... Hey, Maja, do you have a video version without the music. I can't hear the vocal commands so I'm trying to figure out the calls the timing etc....? and trying to coordinate where Bonnie is in relation to your handling.
  9. Well, I am so relieved, but I also empathize. Once a Mama, always a Mama about worrying over our sweet "pups". They'll always be a pup to us. And I can definitely so understand about constantly checking, always trying to triple make sure about the safety. And it's often hard to know for sure. I too worry when Eluane gets near retirement age, I will not know either. I always check look for her right hind leg. She once had a spiral fracture in that leg, and it's the same leg she tore a toe pad and sometimes I think do I see a limp or is she nursing something there?? But nothing at all like what
  10. Thank you Maja! I loved the explanation and the "pair-up poem/analogy"....brilliant!
  11. Hi, Gloria, I fell off the planet, had some issues starting January which did not clear until March, but so glad to re-read the postings here. How is Nick doing? is he back to trialing? I remember you mentioning about April. Bless on Tea and Wolftown too.... Loved the X'Rays. So crystalline sharp!
  12. Great video Maja, I totally enjoyed it! Hmmmmm, being ignorant of herding issues, to me Bonnie is doing an excellent job "training" the geese if anything. Some of her sharp angles gave me a "start" because I thought for sure with such sharp L angles it might startle the geese, but they seem to be doing great because she gives them lots of girth and doesn't keep pushing and pushing but takes just key moments to move?? Maja, IMHO, not knowing much, but to me, the geese was a wonderful idea, because Pam told me that in the UK they have a real wonderful sense of what she terms, "method" which
  13. ooo, yes, both dogs Gorgeous! HoosierMike, gorgeous photography!
  14. Oh, Maja! Hugs about the doo-doo! The worst is Labrador poop! Oh sheesh, sooo huge and gross and I too have stepped in a pile in spite of warning myself to be careful!!!! (was retrieving a frisbee from my Neighbor's lawn and the grass was very long and was plastered to the doo-doo so that it was hidden) It took me a good 2 hours to clean my shoe!!! Maja, I can't see the video! Can you re-post? I loooove watching Sweet Bonnie! She is so beautiful! If anyone else can see please say so. I can only see the top 3 videos.... P.S. thank you about congratulating Eluane but I always feel like s
  15. CONGRATULATIONS, Diane! and oh so sweet to hear from you, looooved Danny and Keira's viddy!!!! It was sooo cute watching them play together. Also wrote a big fat huge PM back to you so be sure to check! Eluane sends you her pup hugs and thanks so much for your Congrats to us on Photobucket. She was such a good pup and the Good Lord and Beautiful Angel Sharon (how I miss her and it always makes me cry) really helped us in our Memorial Day run!! I am still not over the shock and happiness! Now your Angel Lacee really gave her blessings with Keira, when I saw the other dog, I was shaking my h
  16. Beautiful Maja! and many hugs and congratulations! Eluane too had tons of things to celebrate on her end on our Special Memorial holiday! What a job well done and beautifully accomplished, Maja! And yes, it's amazing how the little creative ways to train (like your geese) and me with a few experiments I've done can make a difference and help us develop new skills...
  17. So adorable! love his Mama! Mama! eyes looking up at you!
  18. Very nice article Jeanne. I loved it! I'm not a history buff at all but I very much enjoyed the article... Please keep us updated! whenever you post a new one...and I'll be sure to read up! Maybe make a trail of updates on this same thread so that way we can see the series sequentially as well.
  19. I'm so jealous!!!! I used to record the trials when I was on TimeWarner, but TimeWarner is so expensive (if you are a repeat subscriber) and after 3 years I was forced to switch providers and now my current provider doesn't have this channel Augh!!!!
  20. Haha, Pam! oh, sheesh, well, maybe that's why in so many places dogs are banned from, lol! What a mess that must have been... My brother lives in NYC and little Daisy (a miniature fox terrier) never had problems with elevators but she grew up with them so that makes a difference. Eluane has been in an elevator when I was at HOK. She had zero problems with it. She was busy looking at me and the ball I had in my hand, lol! I brought her to work with me at 3:00 a.m. because I simply was setting the workstations for to do 3D test renderings and only needed to stay for about 1/2 an hour....
  21. Awww, I love the photos of Bella! Wonderful advice you've gotten! Hehe, that turkey is intimidating, lol!
  22. Wonderful article Donald! More things to bookmark in my "sheepherding research" lol! So cooooool! Hehe, Pam, I'm crossing my fingers to get better soon from a very bad skin infection- there may be a fighting chance for me to heal up, time will tell....most importantly, I now have a viddy-recording camera for Bliss! Hurray!
  23. Oh, I am LMAO! Maja you are sooo hilarious about the whistle lisp! Maja, I think body slammin' is innate for many a border collie! They love being drama queens (if it's a female) haha! Kerplop and whaaaaam! and they are noisy when they do this....like one dropped a load of bricks!
  24. Gloria, I don't know what to say but everyone is giving so much fantastic advice already.... All I know is how much you care and are so worried about Nick and would give the world to have him be better and in pain-free health. We will continue keeping our fingers crossed, Gloria that he will get the best care possible. And it's great to have second opinions and a good films which clearly show what's going on....
  25. oh, craaaaap!!!! I just got back from a very draining weekend, and am still trying to process! give our hugs to Nick! The other thread is frightening me, but over here the Blessed boy is still trying to cheer up his Mama with his antics... I'll be back. My head is trying to sort out what's happening....
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