Rime got his first chance on the Boonville Green last Saturday. Following the Open eliminations trial for the upcoming Mendocino Fair, the RESDA "pro-novice" dogs got a turn on the Johnson ewes. I was really looking forward to getting Rime out on those sheep (which he has worked before, out in the open field at the Johnson ranch) and on that field (where he has never worked before). Thanks once again to Teri Tucker for these photos.
|Rime and I head to our spot behind the pen, to begin|
|Rime starts a crossover to avoid the blowing tarps|
|Rime considers whether he is willing to go around the ewes and face up to both them and the tarps|
|Rime holding the side that the sheep want to run to|
|Rime is listening while I hike back to the pen and we complete our gather|
|Thru the first panel!|
|Setting up the second panel nicely with Rime|
See the tarps still blowing!