Saturday started with Jumpers. There were a few tricky spots but mostly straightforward......
Then Standard.....Jimmy and I lost our connection (as in my butt was probably blocking his view of where to go next!) as he left the table. I think the judge was very generous in not calling a refusal going to the next jump.......
Sunday started with Standard and this was the run we disqualified in. For some reason Jimmy skipped a jump that should have been pretty obvious. I think the tunnel entrance to the chute must have been calling his name! The ending didn't work out quite right either, but once you are disqualified, what are a few more mistakes?
Probably our nicest run of the weekend didn't make it onto video. The trial was running Tall down to Small and Jimmy was almost the last 8 inch dog. My videographer (Thank you, Sandy!) , who runs 16 inch dogs, was already finished and was packing to leave.
A couple of things of note for the weekend...Jimmy's yards per second were pretty impressive in his Jumpers runs....4.57 and 4.74. He was moving! And did you notice something missing in the videos? This was the first trial where I have run without wearing my knee brace! YAY! It felt great! Now I just need to smooth out my stride a bit and all will be good!
Finally, here are the maps for anyone who wants to try these courses at home....
Tracking Jimmy's PACH progress:
Very 1st Double-Q: Saturday 06/21/2014
Masters JWW legs: 5
Masters STD legs: 6
Double Q's: 4
PACH Points: 252