Saturday, 10 January 2009

Pachesham Simulated Show dec 08

This was one of the first times that Fizzle had the opportunity to jump a complete course as in training we focus on short exercises it was interesting to see how she put it all together the main problem we had was the contacts she stopped beautifully but wasn't keen to come off without her reward. This is something we can work on so not really a major problem. Overall we were very pleased with her and look forward to getting her out on the circuit this year.

Sian has begun to work Tippex in training and this was her first show. She was extremely nervous as she had to work in front of a different group of people.She did a great round , just stopping in the weave to ask the judge if she was going the right way before continuing! Tippex was so good with her, working to her pace even stopping with her in the weave and waiting for her to carry on, what a school master!
Hopefully she will continue to build her confidence.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Christmas catch up

Christmas came and went all to quickly, sadly for us a lot of it was spent visiting Dave's Dad who was found unconscious at home on the 22nd December he is still in hospital now and we are all very worried for him.
Christmas day was planned for us all to be together at Dave's sisters which we did and Dave and his brother and sisters took turns to visit. There was seventeen of us at the table and after dinner I got the kids up doing pyramids and a 'special' we call the chair.
First person sits on a stool ,second person puts their head and shoulders on first person's lap with knees bent and feet on floor , third person does the same beginning to form a square, the first person then lies back to the third person's lap..... then the best bit the stool is taken away and nobody collapses !! It only took us about twelve attempts as there was so much laughing.

Just Minis Xmas show

Fizzle's first show was just minis. I was pretty nervous that she would get into the ring and just go mad and run around not listening to anything I said, however her first run was the 1-3 agility and it went quite well, apart from at the end when I took my eyes off her and she went to investigate the crowd. Luckily we only lost time and she got her first ever clear round. I was really pleased with her run, considering it was her first time in the ring. Next was the jumping round which wasn't so good, she got completely distracted by the crowd and the atmosphere. We got eliminated but she stayed in the ring with me and for her first show I went home happy.

Next it was Mum's turn, her first run was with Ink in the 4-7 Agility, Mum had a really bad cold and had lost her voice, meaning that she couldn't give vocal commands to the dogs, she had to rely on her positioning and body language. The last jump showed that she just wasn't quite up to it!

Then she had a go with Tippex, who got it perfectly and they came second.