Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Crash and Burn Agility Part 2

I am not sure why Whisper slipped in the video but whatever happened she certainly was lucky to come off the course okay. It looks like her back left hindleg may have slipped on take off and she didn't get the correct height to clear the jump. Scary- so thankful her neck is okay. Whatever happened the exhibitors were very helpful coming onto the course to help out if needed. We walked off and within minutes she seemed like herself. Make sure to listen with the sound up.

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I was nervous to run the standard course an hour later. And of course the course would have our hardest obstacle sequence-a turn off a contact obstacle into a tunnel-twice. Maybe because I was so apprehensive about how Whisper was feeling and not wanting to push to go fast we got through the course successfully and 11 seconds under course time. Another 11 MACH points but no QQs. Importantly Whisper didn't seem hurt or reluctant to run the course. It wasn't until the next day that I thought I saw alittle reluctance to run in the ring that she fell the day before.
Next post will be the following day runs.

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4 comments:

Sarah Regan Snavely said...

Oh! Cringing! Poor girl. Glad she wasn't hurt.

Anonymous said...

Ouch!!!! I'm so glad she is okay. Only being an observer in agility, it looks like she started jumping too far from the jump.

Donna

Muttsandaklutz said...

Oh, how scary! I couldn't watch it in slow motion more than once. So glad she's okay. If I had to guess, it would be that she started jumping too early as Donna mentioned, and it's almost like she realized it as soon as she took off and tried to bail by adding another stride but it was too late. Anyway, YAY that she is doing well and recovered to have a very nice run.

Elaine Summerhill said...

Frightening! Absolutely frightening! It almost looks like she took off too soon and realized her error. She then tried to add a stride and, well... I've seen horses do this and they usually wind up going through the jump.

Glad she's OK!