I’m shamelessly pleased with our pinwheels, and ecstatic with our contacts. It’s a moment in time, a rung on the ladder, a step on the journey, and we’re not settling in to or hunkering down to stay in this moment – we’re moving on the moment we’ve mastered a thing, but it sure feels good to have mastered that thing as a step toward other things.
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Some recent sequences Chispa and I have worked through together. Baby dog style. No need for fancy stuff yet. Crawl, then walk, then trot, then run. First things first.
A bit of our recent training. Next time in the ring is in just a couple of weeks.
Someday I’m gonna look back on this and say, “aw, isn’t she cute?” – wait, that day is today, and every day…
She’s so special to me that I don’t even want to share her anymore in a blog post, as though sharing my experiences with her will somehow diminish how much of Chispa I have for myself.
We are now in training for weave poles, contacts, jumps, and handling. It’s a full plate, to be sure, and so I have been doing a lot of station training. Chispa is pretty smart, and PLAY is the name of the game for her. If it’s not PLAY, she’s not interested…
Chispa’s progress through Module 2 of Mastering Jumping Skills: Foundation Flatwork.
Chispa working through module 1 material for Mastering Jumping Skills: Foundation Flatwork, Module 1
Running contacts, that’s what. And recalls. Chispa’s dogwalk is coming along nicely (video below, if you’re a subscriber). At this point, it’s just a bit of training daily when possible, every other day when not. We’re also working on her…