She's so cute! I will probably enter her in preferred for future trials because I think she would really enjoy jumping 16". I honestly didn't think about it in time for this trial. Other than being a little cautious, she had nice speed and loved being back in the spotlight.
Peyton had a decent weekend. We started with Excellent Fast on Saturday - not my favorite class, but he had a nice run and qualified with 1st place. He was wound up pretty tight though - no big surprise there. He seemed very spacey in standard and JWW, although it was a very long day and I can't say that I really blame him.
This morning we started out with Standard and we had an awesome run! Then I found out that the judge called a wrong course on the dog-walk. She said he had all four paws on the ground and then stepped back on the dogwalk. I didn't see it and looking back at the video, I'm pretty certain all toes were still on the contact. Bummer. I usually try not to take things like that seriously, but will admit that I was pretty disappointed. We just so rarely have runs like that! Oh well, he was still a rockstar, and that's all that really matters.
In JWW, I didn't have the best plan for the opening and he went around the second jump. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with some of these running starts...it's just hard because he is so amped! The rest of the run was fun and he he did a great job.
I have to say that the new "position-less" table is pretty awesome. No more worrying about getting those elbows all the way down...until we do USDAA...which happens to be in two weeks! :)