Sunday, March 1, 2009

Feb 28, 2009 - AHBA in Pescadero

On Saturday we went to Willowside Ranch in Pescadero again, for another fun AHBA trial put on by the Willowside Goose Wranglers. Coal was entered in HTAD sheep III and HRD sheep III. Rime was there on a meet-and-greet mission, akin to being dropped into the deep end of the socialization pool, since he hadn't been out anywhere all week. Luckily the Willowside gang was all too happy to help with his learning process. Another bonus: with all the in-and-out of the truck during the day, he learned on his own to jump up onto the floorboard of the cab. We have puppy progress in many ways.

Our first sheep run was the HTAD arena course, and to my surprise Coal took first place and High In Trial with a 96 score. Woo-hoo! That is his first HTAD leg, his first HTCH point and his first HIT. From there we went downhill with our HRD run which can be written off as a humbling adventure for both of us, however, it has generated a list of training topics for today and the upcoming weeks.

While at the ranch, I was able to get a few outdoor photos of Rime so they are updated here:

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