Monday, May 18, 2009

My first agility trial

On Saturday, I went to my first agility trial. It was so much fun. And although I didn't get a 'clean run', I did get through all my courses with just some minor faults.

Kay was very happy with me - there were just a few moments when I lost focus - like when I saw Neil on the sidelines taking pictures.

But really, it's Kay that needs more work - on her fitness levels, 'cause I was running fast and she was seriously puffing!


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See her in this clip trying to get ahead of me to do a front cross, but I just zoomed on and she had to abandon that and just try and keep up - heehee.

I even got the weave poles right, if a bit slow.

In a way, it is a tortoise and hare kind of event... the border collies were just so, so fast - but they often made mistakes like taking the wrong jump and got eliminated. I just came along carefully, did everything in the right order... and ended up with two firsts, a second and a third place.

Go the Airedale!

4 comments:

  1. What a clever Dale you are! We wish our mum would take us to agility...

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  2. Go Ruby Go!!! You're a champ!
    There is no way we could do that hehe.

    Do you know a dale called Ralph from Hunters Hill. He used to live here in Leura for a bit. We met him and his pinkies yesterday at the Million Paws Walk.

    tailwags
    Noah

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  3. Wow, Ruby!!! You are so awesome!! Congratulations!!!
    Love,Janie

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  4. Congratulations, Ruby! You did an awesome job! Did you hear us cheering for you?!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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