Monday, 16 March 2015

Ajaxs UKA show

I took the three midis to Ajaxs at the weekend. Mostly to get some NFC (not for competition) runs in with Sparkle so I could reward various things. The other reason was to have a go at the Beginners Steeplechase qualifier. It was the first time that I have ran Brodie, Dolly and Spark all on the same day and the one I struggled switching to was Miss Dolly. Probably due to not training her much at all recently but her jump commitment point is basically when she is in the air unlike my two!

Brodie ran soooo well-he was loving the big spread out courses and was totally bonkers about being at a party! He won a jumping and came 4th in a fast steeplechase so he gets the first 'sofa' picture of the year!!

The reason I couldn't actually use the sofa was that I didn't have the heart to move these two off it!!

This was one of Toads Eliminations but I loved this run! Thanks to Jenni for filming and dog juggling for me :-)

This was the beginners qualifier-needless to say we didn't go clear and I'm actually regretting running it as it was just all too tight for Spark and the point of going was to build her ring confidence! Sorry I can't flip it round but you get the idea.

I was pleased with how Dolls and Spark ran. Dolly it was just my timing so I now I have more time I need to borrow her more regularly! With Spark it was baby things. I had been practicing weaves in the garden while she was in season but I should have twigged that using stick in the ground ones would be a nightmare for her as she was pushing them out of the way. We need to do more weave homework but I was really pleased with her waits and focus. She wasn't quite as quick as she is when she is confident and her jumping was a wee bit stuttery but its all ring experience she needs now. Here is a compilation :-)

Brooke has been sore on her shoulder since having a run in with a stair gate so she is resting. To cheer Brax up we took her to the market on Saturday-she enjoyed being an only doglet! 

How are the puppies I hear you ask! They are doing really well :-) I saw Blaze and Squidge at Ajaxs which was lovely! Here are a couple of pics-Daddy and Uncle Rommy just keeping an eye on them!

Daddy dog got a lovely pressi in the post from Sarah and her hounds! He was so excited he couldn't stop looking at the yummy treats! Thank you again Sarah for thinking of my lovely boy :-)

This pic is for my Mummy! Every year for Christmas I love getting a magic tree from her-I think they are so pretty and this year I hadn't done it cos of the pups but here it is all finished! 

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