Oko Posted May 28, 2012 Report Share Posted May 28, 2012 Thank you so much to all of you who suggested that people interested in getting a border collie attend trials, I went to the Massachusetts Sheep & Woolcraft Fair's Trial and it was so great, I don't even know where to begin. First of all, it was pretty awesome to be completely surrounded by border collies, and the differences in size, color, and coats really showed it doesn't matter how they look, as I think I saw almost every variation under the sun. I watched the classes of Pro-Novice, Ranch, and Open, and I pretty much spent the entire time grinning from ear to ear. It was so amazing to watch the dogs and handlers working together, the commentary was phenomenal and very entertaining as well as informative. I was worried I might be bored because I had heard if all goes smooth in the run it can be dull, but I was fascinated by everything and didn't want to leave! I wish I had been able to come for both days, but it was really fun to be there for one. It was a really riveting experience to be able to see in person, the bonds between the handlers and the dogs were so obviously present and watching them work as a team was like poetry in motion. In other words, I had a good time. I took tons of pictures, although I'm afraid I can't really put names to dog or human faces for the most part. I'm just so excited and it was such a fun day, I had to share. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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