Mt Herman 4H show - Kellie and Scooby 14-18 High Point Overall!
Kellie took Scooby to her show today - I wasn't there as I bought tickets to the circus for our little ones, not realizing they were the same day. Anyhoo, Kellie's twin, Katie, was there to record video and times for us -
Kellie's first event was barrels. Turns out the arena is Latigo - where we were going for Monday night barrels before the EH-1 virus shut it down. So Scooby was familiar with the arena. Our agreement is she would just lope the pattern and concentrate on form. She started her run GREAT! Scooby picked up the wrong lead, but Kellie circled him and he switched so headed into the pattern right. Nice tight first barrel. Switched leads between first and second, but forgot the second barrel pocket so went wide, wobbled a little on her run to the third, but great third barrel and good for home. She got a 17.78 which is a great starting point for Scooby. We were pleased. Here's the video:
Next event was keyhole. Scooby hasn't seen Keyhole before so was a little uncertain on what to do heading in. Slight bobble around the pole, but recovered. Time 7.57. Here's the video:
His third event was stake race. He was chargy and fussing with his head, got a little quick so Kellie was doing a lot of checking trying to keep him in control - the other girls were either knocking down the close pole or blowing by it, so you can hear Katie telling her to be careful and to go slow, Kellie was in the running for high point so she was trying to keep a clean pattern. She got a 22.42 time and that was good enough for 14-18 High Point Speed Events. She was Reserve High Point all age groups, taking a honest second to a 13 year old who's momma trains us on barrel night, so overall a really successful day for Scooby and Kellie - I am sad I missed being there but really grateful Katie recorded the classes for me. Here's the video:
Kellie's high point award was a new grooming bag, which was needed and appreciated.
Whiskey was lunged for 45 minutes, working on transitions and voice cues, stepping into a lope, allowed to lope for a few strides, then back down to a trot. I walk with her so her circles are quite large, to keep the wear down on her legs.
Good night, All.