So now to explain this. Yes we took third at the Speedstakes Novice/beginner class.We got to stand on the podium and get our picture taken but...... Remember how I told you Friday we E'd in Speedstakes? Ugh. The next day the course was at least more challenging and I had two plans. One if she held her start line and one of she broke.
I pulled Miley from her speedstakes run because we had already Ed the day before and she was just acting so crazy in the ring that day.
This was Master heat jumping. Holy crap is all I have to say. It doesnt look tough but that chute to the weaves was tough, tough , tough. No 12 inch dogs had a clean run.
So then Master Heat Agility was up. My friend asked me why I wasnt walking it. I told her after that jumpers course, that stuff just to hard for Miley and me. Miley is already acting crazy, she doesnt need the stress. But my friend said it was much easier and I should walk it. And she was right.
She broke and ran around the first jump before I even stepped away from her. Ack!! She went around once and then when she came back around we took off together. Not sure if we got a refusal for that , I never looked. We did drop a bar.
Saturdays weather was crazy. First raining, then windy, then sunny, then storming. But Sunday it was nice again. Thats when the above pictures were taken.
Sunday Miley had a beautiful perfect titling agility run. But look how close the broad jump is to the end of the dogwalk. Ack!. I didnt think it would be a problem for a stopped contact but a running DW?
It was about 7 feet from the end of the DW. This didnt seem safe. I kept debating what to do about Java's run. What if she didnt read the turn and crashed into the broad jump. This broad jump was all metal.
Then the next ring, Biathlon jumping, Miley was crazy again. Im not sure what the heck was wrong with her. She hasnt acted this crazy at a trial in a long time. The first night at the hotel, she didnt sleep all night.
Java's biathlon jumpers run wasnt great either. I messed up. 6-8. She backed jumped 7 and then took 8 from the wrong direction.
I really messed up after the chute. Lazy is the only thing I can think off. But the dogwalk to the tunnel didnt seem to be a problem at all. We went home after this. I was beat. I did learn a lot watching other people. Very cool things going on with handling and I give up to easily and dont just try to get there no matter what. I have to try harder. I set up these problem spots this week and she got them all, so obviously Im not putting into it at a trial like I should be. I will be working on that.