Saturday, April 21, 2012
Last weekend was a three day agility trial and Echo made her debut in Open. Although still alittle unconfident in agility she is getting more into the game. Her first run was Open Jumpers, she took an extra jump and got a wrong course but otherwise was perfect. Since Echo doesn't like jumps after her crash/injury last year I would much rather she offer to take an extra jump than duck out of a jump. She was happy and relaxed coming off the courses.
The second and third day she qualified in Open Jumpers with a first place.
She qualified all three days in standard and earned her OA with all first places. I didn't realize we had a problem with the chute until she went through it and immediately slowed down. By the last day we got a refusal(our only one of the weekend) but she went in when asked again. She had no problem with the chute in Novice so I am alittle puzzled by her response in Open. But I think it should be an easy fix with practic and lots of rewards at the end.