Gloria Atwater Posted January 27, 2014 Report Share Posted January 27, 2014 Howdy all ~I was talking to a friend the other day about Open trials and we got into a bit of a debate about outrun length for Open trials. I know that some of the the big trials may have Nursery or Pro Novice outruns of 300+ yards and Open outruns of 500+ yards or more. But not every trial organizer has access to a gorgeous huge field.So, at what point would you regard a field as just too small to offer a good contest for Open dogs? 300 yards? 250 yards? 200 yards? Less?I'm thinking here of a mainly-flat field in moderate weather, not a hill field and not hot weather with high humidity or scorching summer temps.Given this hypothetical scenario, what is your ideal length of outrun? What would you find as disappointingly small?Then throw into this also consideration of the length of the Open drive: how much is enough? How little is too little?Discuss! Respectfully,~ Gloria P.S.PLEASE NOTE: This is research, not just a perverse desire to spark debate over extreme vs modest trial courses. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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