Monday, October 12, 2009

RESDA Fall Trial 2009

Yesterday was Redwood Empire Sheepdog Association's final trial of the year, the traditional "Fall Trial" in Mendocino County. We had a good time running on the Johnson ranch commercial ewes who are workable but can be tricky. I'm pleased to report that Coal took first place in the Open! He was a very good boy; he did a pretty nice outrun which is kind of his weak point at the moment, and the rest was relatively good. We had one "friendly" sheep who didn't want to stay with her buddies but Coal kept her moving along most of the time. This was Coal's first Open RESDA win so I had to have a photo with his ribbon.

More photos here. Thanks to all who helped put on the trial.


Carolyn said...

Hi Billie,

I hope I figured out how to leave you a message here.
Anyway, if I did, congratulations to both Coal and you for your win!


Billy said...

Thanks! And you did figure it out! ;-)