pammyd Posted November 16, 2008 Report Share Posted November 16, 2008 Went to the Glennifer agility show yesterday Fotos and video to follow but I just want to post the roundup of the day while it is still fresh in my mind. Lovely venue at the ingelston horse place, lots of friendly faces there, 1st class was the combined jumping class, 1st run of the day in that ring (gulp) so after a visit to the ladies I walked the course a couple of times THere was a slalom down one side - Ben has only done that once in class so I am a bit worried Get my ticket and see thankfully that the scribe is someone from my training club 'start whenever you are ready' OK, stop shaking now and Ben waits as calmly on the line just as if we are in a class with only 6 dogs, not hundreds milling about were off Nerves and some pretty bad handling play a part in this run, Ben not 100% clear on where I want him to go so keeps curving back to me for more instructions. But we both hold it together enough to get a clear round 2nd run, combined grade 1-4 meduim agility a nice easy flowing course, Ben not 100% sure on seesaw but considering what a short time he has been doing it he did great. Unsure that the dogwalk wasnt another trick seesaw he was slow across that too Better run, a bit slow but a big improvment on the 1st run Another clear run 3rd run Meduim agility graded 1-4 I ran 4th in this one, a couple of tricky turns when I walked the course and worryingly the small dogs who ran it just before us took a totaly different line to what I was planning to take to the seesaw, and to another jump. I decided to stick to my plan for the seesaw and changed what I was doing on the other jump 3 dogs ran, all faulted or E my turn he is running great, the turns go like a dream - were clear!! then the results IT WAS A 1st PLACE!!! 4th run - the last jumping class Nerves totaly gone, really this one dosent matter we are both tired too tricky turn and another slalom off we go and we are both on fire, faster than we have ever been unfort on the tricky turn he makes it perfect then I hear the crash of a pole - who cares we are flying turn into the slalom and its like he is reading my mind - just flys over it with no instruction from me (well none that I am aware of) turns lovely and then races off for the tunnel I am getting a bit cocky and see a shortcut to the next jump but as I turn to race off he sees me and bolts out of the enterance to the tunnel, I get him back in and we fly the last 2 jumps 2 faults (or 10 however you count it) but strangly enough that was my best run of the day What a totaly amazing wee boy, 19 1/2 months old and that is us in grade 2 already Now whay didnt I enter any more shows this year?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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