Hey guys....I promised vids of me training Arthur for trail class. Here they are!
Here's the L backthrough, 30 inch spaced poles:
Here's another backthrough, 18 inch spaced poles (the minimum the show can give me is 30 inches, so we're in good shape):
Another backthrough, 18 inch spaced poles:
Here's the turnaround box. 6x6 ft poles:
I didn't get a video of him just backing up...forgot about that. I tried to get him to walk through a kiddie swimming pool; the kind with the big boat front on it. He stepped around it for a while til I put grass in it and said basically, if you want to eat grass, you're not eating it from the ground you're eating it from the boat. And he obliged. Then he put a foot in it, and another, when I tried to get another he walked through. Won't stay in it though. Still a little "whats-this-crazy-thing-sage-is-making-me-walk-through" kinda thing. Lol. Walked him over 5 ground poles spaced 24 inches apart....That's basically it. Just groundwork today. Please critique or offer suggestions :) I tried to teach him to sidepass but he just did NOT get it. Any and all help appreciated in regards to teaching a sidepass! Thanks
Sage & Arthur
P.S-I've been trying to decide what level Trail Class we should do. Are there levels for 4-H trail class at the fair? My first year in 4-H so idk