Sue in France Posted August 18, 2003 Report Share Posted August 18, 2003 Rob is now coming up to 3 years old and just starting out in Open Class. On the outrun he looks for the eye of the lead ewe. He more than usually completes his outrun...even has a tendancy to overrun by five minutes on the clock (I like that, BTW) but I know he is looking for THAT ewe. If he catches her eye he CAN slow down at the top and "creep up". His lift, once he gets there, is 99% right. OK...but the problem is more on picking the sheep up after a turn around the post or a set of gates. He is still looking for that lead ewe and can wobble on the uptake. Once the sheep start wobbling, we all know what happens then...wobble becomes off-line and a whistled pause; when he restarts the drive he is again looking for the lead ewe. This is also upsetting his drive balance as when the flock slows down or speeds up (pressure of field?) he doesn't take up the sheep in a direct line unless he fears being off-contact but slides around the back to find That Ewe. Any suggestions? TIA Sue Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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