Peyton and I attended an AKC trial near Lakeland yesterday and oh was it HOT. Like 90+ degrees hot. Much too warm to be playing agility outside...not sure where fall is, but it would be really nice if it showed up soon!
We started with standard and it was a perfect course for Peyton - so much better than what we saw in Miami last week. Unfortunately he knocked the panel jump early on and then I had a number of small mistakes that I can only blame on brain-melt. Unfortunately I didn't get this run on video.
Next up was JWW and again, this was a nice course for us. My original plan was to handle with all rear crosses, but I changed my mind at the last minute and decided on a landing side front cross in front of the triple. Not such a good idea - he didn't read my motion (which wasn't that great anyway) and took the off-course jump. It was a nice run otherwise.
Despite the miserable heat, I was overall very happy with our runs. This was a new trial site for us and I thought Peyton handled the new environment well and seemed to have a good time. We took today off, but will be heading back tomorrow morning...I'm hoping it will be slightly cooler.
To all of my Halloween-loving friends, Happy Halloween!