Sunday, July 24, 2011

The girls went herding...

We are members of a local ASCA club and they had a play day yesterday. Both Zoe and Minne got to take turns working the sheep. Glenn handled them both. He loves herding and knows what he's doing. His first Cardi was a Herding Intermediate.

The girls had a blast! It's interesting to see their styles. Right now they are like night and day. Minnie is gung-ho and intense, while Zoe is more laid back and soft. It will be interesting to see they both progress in their working styles.

Minnie hadn't worked sheep since last fall when she tested for her first HCT leg. Her are videos of her first go.

Zoe was next. This was Glenn and Zoe's first time working together. They both like each other and are just getting used to each other. She is by far more comfortable moving the sheep in a come by motion.

Here is part of Minnie's second run.

Here is part of Zoe's second run. She started to get comfortable with away to me. :)

Zoe had a third go with the sheep but I had left by then to go to work. Glenn reports that she continued to improve and is very pleased with her progress. Her progress will continue as we will be getting some sheep loaned to us. This will be great because then Glenn will be able to work the girls on a regular basis and we can get them ready for the trial our ASCA club will be putting on during the Harvest Festival in September.
I also took pictures of the girls. However I'm an action mode addict and have over 500 pictures to sort through so I can find a handful of good ones. I'll probably put off doing that until Monday or Tuesday.
Until then...

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