Nice thing about local trials? Arriving late. :) We didn't get to the trial site until almost 7:30am, for us that's late! We did arrive in time for the briefing though, and had a pleasant surprise. HP took High in Trial Working Group for Saturday! Yay for giant ribbons!
After congrats from all our friends, first up was Standard.
Standard Excellent B
Another nice course. Things went well for the most part. Through the tire and on to the dogwalk easily, then a turn tunnel command. I had to sprint to the front of that tunnel, so I could get HP's attention before the weaves. Lots of dogs were blasting out of the tunnel and overshooting the weaves. He came out, sighted in on me, and I gave him the "Weave!" command. Beautiful. Over 5/6/7 and in to the tunnel. Nailed the teeter, then the table. Next was the most complicated section. 11/12/13 was set up as sort of a serpentine. I decided to work it on the left side, sent him over 11, pulled him back over 12 with a threadle, then sent him over 13 and rear crossed. Then comes that sucky NQ that I caused. I was a little behind due to the rear cross, sent him over 14, and then had a brainless moment. I sent him over #5, earning us an off course. Poor guy, he did EXACTLY what I asked of him. It was completely my fault. Oh well, we just continued on and finished the course. It was a gorgeous run, and our only NQ of the weekend. I swear my dog needs a new handler sometimes. :)
Here is the video:
Jumpers with Weaves, Excellent B
Another fast/fun jumpers course!
This course looked like it would be a blast, lots of running, very motivational and fun for the dogs. We ran it as: over #1, then a 180 over 2/3 with a landing side front cross in front of #3, 4/5/6, front cross between 6/7, and then run like crazy for the end. The only tricky part left was the deceleration cue at jump #18 so that he could nail his weave entry and not overshoot it. Another Q for the weekend, 8 MACH points and MXJ leg #6.
Sorry, no video available of this run.
Totals for the day 1 Q, 8 MACH points.
Totals for the weekend 1 QQ, and 24 MACH points.
MACH totals: 143/750 points and 3 double Q's