OK, maybe they're not really done but what I had in mind (get Cole's AKC NAP and NJP titles) is now done. Sure it didn't take all that long and he looked really good doing it and while competing in Open is tempting, I just don't feel his heart is into being an amazing agility dog, but rather a jack of all trades. We'll probably finish up other agility venue Novice titles later but as he hates when it's hot outside and the 80 degree weather this past weekend was bothering him, we'll see how much we go in that direction.
We're now switching focus to obedience and rally real fast. I have to finish up Geo's CD and figured I'd go for her RE for funs. Cole needs 2 legs for his Beginner Novice title so I think we'll get that and then... that's about it for Obedience and Rally until the fall. At least this means we get to take the RV again on a road trip to San Antonio to get these things done (hopefully).
After that we have a cruise to the Bahamas in early April, another Barn Hunt trial to put on in Mid April, Piper's foal due in late April, and then we'll see what's up for May. Maybe resting? Not likely lol.
Here's a pic from Cole's titling weekend plus a few freebies of Berke hanging out in the Jeep waiting for Cole's run times.
It hasn't rained excessively in a while and the days are definitely getting longer. Not wanting to test my horse riding luck too much in case we got another MONTH of rain like we did late spring last year, I'd been putting off working with the horses.
Last week it was just too nice so I grabbed Jade and took her to the round pen to see what she remembered and how much work I had to do. Luckily it seemed that not only did she recall most everything, her exuberance and general happy attitude towards being worked was super obvious and we ended the session with both of us happy. Well, and Jade possibly more tired than she'd anticipated.
Due to life, I didn't get back to her until a week later where I saddled her up and decided to just see how far she remembered things and find more weak spots. I didn't even have my helmet in anticipation that we wouldn't make it past fence work. Well, black horse proved me wrong and we ended up working on our transitions and canter departs especially. She's definitely out of shape (as am I) but it was super fun and felt great to be on my hard working, sweet girl.
Maybe spring really is coming?