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Great morning with horses & dogs at the Hoof & Woof

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  • Great morning with horses & dogs at the Hoof & Woof

    Today was the local Hoof 'N' Woof. I just entried the beginner division as I didn't want to Sass to fried and it was Tess first time ringing the dog course.
    This is the info on the division
    BEGINNER DIVISION: For the less experienced riders/handlers and horses/dogs.
    No cross entry into advanced division.
    1) “POKEY” – Jumps at maximum height of 12”; riders may be lead through the course.
    2) “ TONTO TRAIL” - Riders may be lead through the trail course.
    3) “SCRAPPY-DOO” – Dogs must be on a leash; course will be designed for dogs/handlers with little or no agility experience.

    It was a wet day, the rain was very steady and we where very wet. I spent about 20 mins showing Sass all the new and horse eating things that where there. He had never seen an umbrella before, and there where a few of them around so of course he had to worry that they where going to eat him like they had eaten off the heads of the people that had them.

    Everyone was warming up in the ring, dog handlers where running the dog course and riders & horses where everywere, it was a bit like a circus. I run Tess through the dog course once wanted her to go through the tunnel of course Huck had to be right there. After having Tess go in tot he tunnel and then turn around and come back out the same end as I had run to the other end and she came running around it to me. A lady helped me by holding Tess and Husk at one end and I called them through, it went much better.

    They had me go first with Sass, Which was just fine as then I didn't have to stand around the in gate where everyone was with horses and dogs. It went not bad he did stop and didn't want to go forward by the dog ramp I think he was not sure what it was. We got around and worked on a few things at the same time so for me it was a big sucess for Sass. he didn't get to up set and what he did get up set about he came to under stand that it was not the end of the world and he would be just fine. SO YAY!!!

    Then it was time to Run Tess through her course. The course was 2 jumps through the tunnel then 2 more jumps up the ramp to the platform have them sit and then jump off the platfrom.

    She went around the first jump had to come back and do it again, 2nd jump fine, right into the tunnel and sat down inside it. I had to call her out the other end. over the next 2 jumps and then she wouldn't go up the ramp she just keep jumping over it from side to side. I even put her feet on it but she still wouldn't go up it. Asked her to get on the plantfrom and she jumped right over it and finally got her on and had her sit down and then jump off. Of course with her doing the jump over everything our time was not the best. and we ended up with 3rd place at the end. I had the best time on Sass but the worst time with Tess and lost 2nd place by .03 of a second.

    It was a great day and had tons of fun, it would have been better if it was not raining but still it was great. DH got photos of me and Sass but the camrea was full and didn't get any of Tess and I, But someone else got some here are a few.

    Tess after going throught the tunnel

    This the link on Fasebook for the other photos from today.
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