Sunday, June 19, 2011

Class and the Heat

Because I dont think Ive spent enough time on the road, I decided to go take a lesson with Meagan.  At least its only an hour and a half drive.  Heck, that felt like nothing.   Anyway, we worked on me.  LOL Here was the course we used.



My biggest problem was 12-14.  I RC after she took #11.   Then I tried to do a call to heel over the #13 jump, to my left side and send her over #14.  She just kept blasting out of the tunnel over the jump and going behind me. She didnt collect at all. This is a big problem from her and why we go off course after tunnels.  Im really going to have to work on this.  Im not sure why she is doing that.  She must not understand her job.  Anyway we back chained it starting with sitting her at the end of the tunnel and just coming over the jump with me at a stand still.  Then with me taking a step and then a few steps toward #14. Then we added putting her thur the tunnel. She was really getting it.  But something for me to work on.  Then 20 -21 I had her wrap to the right and then sent her into the tunnel.  It worked after I did it correctly.   But then Meagan had me RC #20 so the dog turned to the left. Wow, it worked like a charm. I thought she would go off course over that #2 jump, but nope. She turned tight and go the tunnel entrance. And you didnt have to worry about her grabbing the wrong tunnel entrance.

Then I stayed for the snooker class.  We had a successful class.  Ive been to Meagans snooker class and was unable to complete any course. Not because of her course but because of me and Miley.  But this time we were close the first time we ran the course. I picked an easy plan.  But the next time I picked a harder plan with  trying to get more points.  When I was setting up for me next run, another student said I needed to challenge myself more.  I did pick a harder plan but we didnt do to well.   Miley and I have really struggled in snooker so picking a harder plan doesnt really help me. I want to be successful and once we start becoming successful , I start worrying about getting lots of points. Im challenged enough, LOL   This was the last snooker course we ran.

 I dont know if you can really see this very well.  The red jumps are marked with a little "R".  Then my path was written in blue pen.  And we did it.   We had some trouble at the weave poles. I dont think Miley has ever seen weave poles spaced like that. But we did do it.  Whoohoo for us!!

Its very, very hot out.  We walked to dogs at 8:30 this morning and I was sweating thur my shirt.  Disgusting. I kept thinking it had to be 95 degrees outside. But when we got back to the car, which was parked in the shade, it was only 83.  It felt like 183.  Several times the dogs both just stopped and didnt want to go any further.  So between the heat and all the tick I found on us today. I dont think we will be going back to the really hilly park for a while. Will just have to stick with the snake park.  Here are some pictures from the pass week.  A couple from the week before.  I was so impressed with my dogs, they were going thur the water on their own at the river.  Miley stayed right with me. Guiness ketp running on the the land. Which is scary because I worry that there are snakes in all that grass. So I kept call him out of there. We didnt see any snakes just a crayfish.  The mist coming off the river is in the evening. I think the air is so warm and the river is so cool , it forms a mist.  Kinda cool looking.


8 comments:

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Lots of beautiful photos there!

Your class sounds good and seems like you got a lot out of it! Can't believe you got back in the car again though! You are so dedicated!

Sara said...

Great photos Diana! The mist is amazing.

I don't know how you deal with that heat. Jeff is on his way to Vegas for a convention...it's going to be 105! I don't think he'll step one toe outside.

Dawn said...

Love Miley by the red door!!

Nat said...

That Snooker class sounds great; where can I sign up! :)

Priscilla said...

Awesome pictures!

It seems your place is much hotter than what we have here daily in summer. Is it humid too? Ours is really humid.

Nicole said...

I LOVE your photos,
Snooker class sounds like fun!!

Kathy said...

GREAT photos and love the format you posted them with the slideshow.

Dont get me going on the heat, it is my favorite thing to complain about right now, hehehehehe.

Cynthia said...

Well that 12-14 sequence looks really hard, I don't know if Jet and I could get it. Something maybe we could even try. Hrm...