Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kili - First UKI trial

Kili also attended the UKI trial last weekend. We struggled a bit with the footing in the barn. We do trial at this barn a lot and generally don't have any trouble, however sometimes the footing can be a bit softer and fluffier, and Kili absolutely hates this. I have no idea why, but it's very demotivating for her and she'll be slow, she'll pop her weave poles, etc. It is incredibly annoying, especially since there doesn't seem to be any way to train through it. I also find it particularly annoying because she LOVES to run in sand otherwise. If you take her to the beach she'll run like a demon. At our one practice barn that is VERY sandy, she'll muddle through practice, but then when we turn the dogs loose to run while we clean up... she will gallop around like mad. I have just come to accept that she is a princess and there's not much I can do about it except try to cheer lead her through, so you can hear me talking and yelling a lot more than usual in these runs.

All said though, she came away with 2 Q's (her Jumpers run wasn't videoed), so not a bad day.

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