But she had a blast! However, I learned something very important. After our run was over, I was walking towards the judge (Kaye Harris, a truly delightful person) and Kathy Warren, they both looked at me and Kaye said, “Well, did you learn anything?” I blurted out, “Get Around!” and Kaye and Kathy both said, “Yup. You should have held the cattle up at the beginning.” Live and learn.
Cin had so much fun with her cattle that she came out for her Post-Advanced sheep run entirely too fired up to work lambs. It was a disaster. The very first thing she did was run a lamb off. Cinder has NEVER done that in her life (well, maybe once, but never at a trial) so I was taken completely by surprise. Brat. Needless to say, I spent that run schooling her “out” and muttering under my breath about how I was going to give her away. She redeemed herself on Adv ducks but I was still miffed.
On the other hand, Gale was marvelous! She came out on her cattle and had a stellar Started run and then aced her Started Sheep run. I don’t want to brag too much but she was LOVELY. And then she went out on Sunday and did the exact same thing! She now has her STDsc titles – YAY Gale!
Sunday was better for Cinder. We held the cattle up for Post-Advanced and she tried her heart out. We ran out of time but she still almost qualified! She was awesome and I can hardly wait until the next time we try Post-Adv cattle! She was lovely on her Post-Adv sheep! She was waaayyyy out (the training from the day before paid off!) and she finished up her Post-Advanced Sheep title and then took 4 th on Adv ducks and went High-Combined Other Breed for the trial!
It was a wonderful weekend and I am thankful that COAST decided to host this trial! Hopefully, it will continue in the years to come.