Gracie got in three runs and I got in two. Mum's goal for me was to work on my confidence (getting it back) and for Gracie to work on focusing on Mum during her runs instead of running off. We accomplished both our goals today!
After my injury I've lacked a lot of confidence on the course (showed a lot at the Silvia Trkman seminar a couple of weeks ago). But I'm feeling a lot better and it showed today. I'm still not running full out, but I'm closer and on this flooring I was unsure about my footing in the weaves, but Mum was real happy with my enthusiasm and confidence; and she didn't think for an after injury run my speed was too bad. And she loved my a-frame!
For not seeing a full agility course in like four or more months, Gracie had a few really, really good runs. Today she was really focused on Mum, and was having a great time. Mum is getting her cues in earlier for Gracie and that helps. Plus they've been working on some distance and that is helping as well - 'cause Mum can send her to jumps and other obstacles and Gracie isn't getting bored and running off. You can tell Gracie is still running a lot like a pup, just imagine what she'll be like when she matures! Good girl!
Mum's planning on getting me back into weekly class (Gracie too) and we're hoping we'll get to be at the horse barn for a few weeks. I just love that dirt floor.
Next goals are to get me to run more full out with confidence and to work on more obstacle independence (with speed). Gracie's goals are to continue working on some distance, and focus with Mum, and to work on her weave confidence, entrances and speed.