Monday, March 29, 2010

Only Two

I was a little disappointed that Reagan only got 2 first places. After all she is more experienced than her sister, Riley..... just kidding. I was thrilled that Reagan also had a good agility trial weekend. Reagan earned first place in Open Standard (the middle level) earning her Open Standard title (OA). I moved her up to Excellent Standard A on Sunday. I will be so glad when Reagan and Riley both are in Excellent.

The first two runs on the video are of Reagan's qualifying runs on Saturday. On Sunday, her Open Jumpers run was not filmed. She ran really well and nailed a difficult weave entrance perfectly. I was very happy about that, but then she did some extra jumps which is not an allowable error in Open. The last run on the video is Reagan's Excellent Standard debut. She ran well, but we had some issues with noises as we were waiting to go in, so I felt a bit rushed to get started. She was more than happy to get moving. You cannot see it on the video, but I felt an issue at the teeter. I don't think it will be an ongoing problem, but at that moment I think she was still in hyper listening mode and the teeter slam startled her and she missed the weaves.

All in all, she did great. The challenge is in her management between classes.