Hi, Daisy, here we are with our submission for week 3. These drills have been rather hard for me and for Dizzy as well, as he was struggling with my weak performance 😉
Rear Cross on the Flat – this was mainly a timing issue, I found it very hard to be at the right point for shaping Dizzy’s approach to #4 at the perfect angle for #5 in time.
No need to comment before you return back home to the US. All paws are crossed for Sweden 🙂
@Sabine back from Europe!! I’m going to go through each attempt and make a brief comment then I’ll wrap it up at the bottom 🙂 Trial 1 – this is not a rear cross on the flat Trial 2 – This IS a rear cross on the flat 🙂 Good job! Trial 3 – This IS a rear cross on the flat and is even better! Trial 4 – Very nicely done rear cross on the flat Trial 5 – Another nice RC on the flat Trial 6 – This one was a bit different with respect to the angle… Read more »
Hi, @Daisy Peel, glad to hear that you and lil’ big Frodo are back home and safe and recovering from really hard competition and AWC weekends! Your weekly newsletter was, as always, were much appreciated and I really felt so sorry to read about your personal AWC summary and to hear you didn’t get into the mental game for this competition this year. But it wouldn’t be Daisy Peel if I didn’t find you back on track and making lots of plans for future travels and competitions. You are always thinking positively and taking advantage even out of bad experiences,… Read more »
Yes, trial 1 WAS a rear cross, just not a rear cross on the FLAT 😉
Hey, one I can do! Except the second one where I forgot to tell my dog where to go after. Question though. I see in the video with Juno that you use your outside arm for the rear cue. She spins in as I’d expect since it looks like you’re cueing a FC. Can you explain the arm choice? I’m baffled!
Really, if I’d pulled toward the wall more as Juno was committing to 3, I’d have been better off. As it was, I headed forward too much, and then when I tried to push in to her, didn’t have much to work with. The outside arm was I think a bit of a ‘save’ move, and I shouldn’t have had to do it if I’d pulled wide enough to begin with that I could use MOTION to push back in to her. Clearly SHE was baffled too 🙂 You’ve got a similar issue – you don’t have the room to… Read more »
Here’s our rear cross on a jump video. We didn’t do too well with a rear cross this weekend so I’ll definitely keep working on these to get them smoother and Piper more confident.
@CarlaBaker this one might be tough if you’re in a small space. You *should* be out on the landing side of the third jump. This looks more like the rear cross at the jump figure; maybe the two videos got switched where they were posted, LOL 🙂 So, if I assume that’s the case, then your OTHER video looked fine, although I don’t think it was a rear cross on the flat, since the dog wasn’t coming back toward the camera when he landed the last jump. That’s your gold standard for a rear cross on the FLAT, is that… Read more »
Darcy and I worked on this yesterday and after a little confusion the first time, I got my timing right and it worked smoothly. I tried the same thing on a few different areas of the jumps that I set up. Interesting “problem” now – I did the RC and instead of moving forward towards the other jump, I turned to do the drill again … and that’s when Darcy turned and took the jump behind me … like we did in the one of the BC drills in the previous lesson. Hmmmm … now I will need to make… Read more »
I’m having a hard time visualizing, can you draw a picture? Sorry….
And yes, always a work in progress, and sometimes for me that progress can be tough to see :\
Here is our RC on the flat work. At least we didn’t have to go through the gap?he dropped the bar a couple of times, I didn’t really feel I was in his way?
@PamAnthony Hm, make sure with the rear cross on the flat that he’s turning to head back in the direction of the tunnel before he ever takes that last jump. The second try was definitely better than the first but still not quite there. You may have to call him to you outside the box, and stop him, and do the turn on the flat as you would with a young or puppy, and THEN proceed toward the jump. So, you’d basically recall him to your left side on the landing side of 3. Then, use your outside (right) arm… Read more »
I think I understand he needs to turn more, take #4 straight on rather than slicing away? I took the foundations on the flat course, so I will see if I still have access look at that.
@PamAnthony yep, you’ve got it. It may help to put a cone out there on the flat, or a wing, and see if you can get him around the cone before you take him to the jump.
Daisy, here is our rear cross on the flat.
@Janie Peirce This is pretty good! I’d probable use a little more motion to the left of the frame to pull the dog off to the side and make sure the rear cross is actually on the flat. The first couple of attempts look fine but the one that is at 0:27 you didn’t pull him far enough out in to the space after the jump, and the rear cross wasn’t really “on the flat” – you can tell because he slices the fourth jump and doesn’t really turn toward the last jump until after he lands. The last one… Read more »
Hi Daisy, here is our rear cross on the flat I had to teach it first before the exercise as he hadn’t done it before now.
@Jenni Young The first one I’d count as a rear on the flat, because you altered his path before he committed to four. The second one…not so much 🙂 Same with the third one – I’d like to see you take him to the MIDDLE jump rather than the ending jump – that way it’s clear whether or not you’ve changed his takeoff for jump four. With the jump you’re ending on, there’s no real need to DO a rear cross on the flat; a regular rear cross at the jump will get the job done 😉
Oh for Pete’s sake, I knew I had to go over that middle jump! Don’t know what I was thinking the funny thing is I thought it felt a little odd at the time 😐 Another one I will redo Thank you
Carter ( module 3,unit 1) Rear Cross on the Flat,Trial 1
@Merck Salazar You don’t really need to be so far ahead for this – ideally you’d pull Carter AWAY from the jump after number 3 and then flip him on the flat out in the empty space, and THEN cue the fourth jump. Imagine if you were going to go from 1-2-3-4 and then back to 3 – he should already be turned back before he even takes 4. You ARE doing a rear cross, but it’s not really ‘on the flat’. Pull him out wider to the right after 3, and then flip on the flat, and THEN approach… Read more »
Thanks for the advice.
Hi Daisy ! Here is our trial of the rear cross on the flat. Trial 1 :
and Trial 2 :
@dana.ruda Wow I am glad you have an orange jacket on your dog or I might not be able to see him very well! 🙂 The first attempt IS a rear cross on the flat, although you were so far ahead I wasn’t sure if it would end up being ok 🙂 Nicely done pulling him out a bit wide then ‘flipping’ him back to the jump. He was already turning as he took the jump so it’s definitely a good one. Trial 2: Again very nicely done! This looks like something you’re comfortable with 🙂 And again I’m glad… Read more »
Thank you !!! We are dressing up (in orange 🙂 ) as winter is already here.