Last week was Tickets first week of a few “real” training sessions with the ACWA Double Header Agility Trial on Saturday just gone. She had little practice away from home however she put 100% effort in and tried her little heart out. OK, only 1 Qualifier all day, with the odd bar down and a missed weave pole entry in the other runs, however that first run of the day earned her 1st Place in Novice Agility!
These pic’s, above and below, taken by Tim Abidin, were in the Excellent Jumping ring … notice the lovely lake in the middle of the ring!
… but this one stayed up!
It’s great to have Ticket back on course as my team mate – even if her demanding desire to go as fast as 'dog-ly' possible does drive me insane at times. Well done little girl … look’n forward to the Nationals, regardless of the results!
I have to say, I am looking forward to our future together ... she is pleasure to run, very neat, smooth and graceful … I can’t help but compare her to her Uncle Cash (Edenbrae Western Mustang) who now enjoys the comfort of the lounge. Just gotta get her out there so she gets used to the whole trial environment thing, competition nerves and all!
This was her Novice Jumping run …
Our sweet Sketch also had a couple runs in Jumping with this other Mum, Alison Smylie …
No trials now for a couple of weeks ... until next time!