Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tri-State (IA, WI, IL) area
On Tanner, my best time was 20 seconds, Magic was just under that, maybe 19 or 18 once.
We've never placed, but I've only ever run barrels on them for the past about half a year, and they've been left out to pasture for almost five years prior to that, so we're getting progressively better. I'm told 20 seconds is good for only half a year's work, though.
Both Magic and Tanner love running barrels... and they both perform better at a show than during practice. Get them in front of a crowd, and lay out a trio of barrels, and they'll basically run the pattern on their own, with me just telling them when to go and when to stop, sometimes helping Magic around a turn.
I run poles and flag on them too, though I don't keep track of their times too often. Magic has placed in both a handful of times, and Tanner has gotten third in flags. They're not quite as exuberant in them as barrels, and Tanner seems perpetually confused by flags (she always wants to turn the barrels, rather than just run past).